All posts by Bryon Machtemes


May Chapter Ride – Saturday May 13, 2017

Join us as we ride to the LaSalle VA Home to present them with a $1,000.00 check.  Meet at the Dealer 9:30 A.M.  Kick Stands Up (KSU) 10:00 A.M.  Bring your IL Route 66 HOG Membership Card.

Long Grove Chocolate Festival Ride – Saturday, May 20, 2017

We will be riding to Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047 to sample some chocolate.  Admission is $5 per person and parking is FREE at all public lots.  Upon admission, you get a scavenger hunt card that allows you to get Long Grove Confectionery chocolate samples at any five of the 13 participating businesses. Each person also receives a small Long Grove backpack and a certificate for a free tour of the Long Grove Confectionery factory.  More info to come.

Little Angels Ride – Sunday, May 21, 2017

Our Chapter was the Participation Winner for ten years in a row, but lost it the last two years.  Let’s get that award back where it belongs, with this Chapter.  Sign up now and save some money.  We will meet at the Burger King parking lot, located at 170 Countryside Plaza, Countryside, IL (West side of La Grange Road, across from the Dealer). Kickstands up at 8:00 A.M.  A second pickup point will be the restaurant parking lot, located at the southwest corner of Route 83 and North Avenue. Kickstands up for this location will be at 8:30 A.M.


Blood Drive – Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mark your calendars.  We want your blood.  More info to come.

June Chapter Ride – Sunday June 4, 2017

We will be heading to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI.  Meet at the Dealer 8:00 A.M.  Kick Stands Up (KSU) 8:30 A.M.  Bring your IL Route 66 HOG Membership Card.  More info to come.

Father’s Day Weekend Ride – Friday June 16 – Sunday June 18

We will be heading back out to Savanna, IL for some fun riding in the area. We will be leaving at 12:00 Noon from the White Castle, NEC of Addison Road and North Avenue (Route 64), just west of Wild Fire Harley Davidson.  Note the new name, Savanna Inn and Suites, 101 Valley View Drive, Savanna, IL 61074 (Formerly Super 8 Savanna). Rooms go fast, so call Chris (815-273-2288) to make reservations now.

Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run – Saturday, June 17, 2017

Honor and Remember as we ride to the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial.  More info to come.

Chapter White Sox Outing – Friday, June 30, 2017

Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd…. you know what this means??? Yes it’s time for the Chapter White Sox Outing!! Date: June 30th Friday Night Game time: 7:10pm Game: Sox vs Texas Rangers Section: outfield 101 Rows: 11-13 Post-game: Fireworks Cost: $18 per person. Sign up sheet will be available at April, May and June’s meeting. Must pay at sign up! This is a closed chapter event.


July Chapter Ride – Saturday, July 16, 2017

Mark your calendars as we will be riding to the Broken Oar Marina-Bar & Grill for lunch, 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington, IL 60010.  Bring your IL Route 66 HOG Membership Card.  More info to come.

Hawaiian Days – Saturday, July 22, 2017

Illinois Route 66 HOG, in conjunction with Illinois Harley Davidson, want to invite you to come and join us for Hawaiian Days.  Dress in your best Hawaiian garb.  Let’s see who looks best in a grass skirt, Hawaiian shirt or coconuts.  Snow cones will be served.  More info to come.

Sunday Lunch Ride

We meet every Sunday, rain or shine, bike or car, at the Dealer, 9950 Joliet Road in Countryside at 9:30 am. Be ready to put your kickstands up at 10:00 am. We usually go for a short ride (less than an hour normally, but you never know) and then, those who wish, go from there off for the day.