Eagles Nest Dual-Sport Ride for wounded warriors ( Northern Illinois)

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  1. Chumps1

    Chumps1 Been here awhile

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    Alright here is the low down on this event. On Aug. 3rd the American Legion is having their Annual Sauerkraut Day Supper which started in 1913, in addition there will also be a car and bike show going on at the Forreston Grade School. This we will our 1st year attempting an organized ride to raise money for wounded soldier's returning home. This will not be a poker (bar hopping) run instead we will be making stops at business’s, dead end roads and points of interests.

    At these stops we will have important dates in American history written down on a yellow ribbon and when you return back to Forreston Grade School turn in your form (we supply) and get a raffle ticket for every date wrote down. Then sit back grab a brat or hot dog load it up with Sauerkraut and hope your lucky number comes up. This is not a race or a group ride, that being said we will have a couple bikes going out at different times that know the route and you can follow them. Northern Illinois has some of the best gravel roads around and it has been hard to keep the ride miles down because of all the great roads and because of this we may have two routes. One for those who may get a late start and one with a bit more miles. Registration will begin at 7am with the 1st bike out at 8am last bike out at 9am.

    All proceeds go to helping wounded soldiers. The cost is $25.00 (includes meal @ Sauerkraut Dinner & ride decal).

    This is a big bike friendly ride that will take you past an Eagles nest or two. There will be a creek crossing hopefully two. 80% of the ride will be gravel roads. *Prize Drawings to be held following the ride and there will be a GPS Bonus Treasure Hunt Prize.

    http://ilpgmemorialwall.com/[​IMG]
    The Illinois Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall will be at the Eagle Nest Dual Sport Ride. There will be a 50/50 raffle, gun raffle and raffle prizes that day to benefit Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. Please come out and enjoy a brat or hot dog with Sauerkraut check out the cool cars and Bikes, explore the great back roads of Northern Illinois on the Dual-Sport Ride, support the Veterans and most importantly honor those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
    Thank you!

    Any Questions contact Rod Lipman trlipman@gmail.com (Flyers are available upon request)
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    Here is a list of some of the sponsors that donated prizes for the raffle:

    BMW Motorcycles of Countryside
    State Farm--- Ted Fritz
    Don's repair
    Douglas & Frye Motorsports
    Freeport Cycle and Machine
    Eastland Motorsports
    Freeport Honda Kawasaki
    Friedenbach & Associates
    Team Triumph
    Tucker Rocky
    Cyclenutz.com
    Gina's BMW
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  3. justdirtyfun

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    Hi can we get a general idea of miles on your routes? I love the cause but don't expect to make it. Talk me into it.
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    I believe that the route is around 120 - 150 miles. I'll have to double check the map. There are some nice gravel roads. We should have a creek crossing ( weather permitting) and there is an unmaintained road section that is pretty fun. :clap
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    I got the flyer on my desk and plan on doing it. (I did some of the route last summer)
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    hey guys looks like a very cool event! is it set up for thumpers or is it big bike/ 2 up friendly? we have our DS this coming weekend if you shoot me a flyer I'll print some up and help get the word out for ya. get it to me by tuesday noon because I leave wed morning to go do final set up and an lucky if I have cell coverage on my flip phone much less interwebs connections there. hope to hear from ya. little john.
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    LittleJohn, That would be great. It is both big bike and thumped friendly. As far as 2 up, 90% can be done and you could probably go around the rough stuff. I'm in St Louis right now. I'll get a flyer coming to ya. Thanks again.

    Chumps
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    cool on the flyer soon! hope I can split way with the wife and the big bike or by myself with the little husky puppy
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    We got three new sponsors to add to the list.:clap

    Team Triumph
    Tucker Rocky
    Cyclenutz.com
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    posted some flyers at our ride last weekend and gave it a shout out at the riders meeting, I hope it helped let guys know! looks like a great ride supporting a very worthy cause.
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    Thanks Little John, Any little bit helps. It is a great cause and should be a great ride!
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  12. Chumps1

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    Was just checking the route, looks like it will be a fun ride:clap
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    Were getting a lot of responses, Should be a great turn out. Hope to see you there!
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    http://ilpgmemorialwall.com/[​IMG]
    The Illinois Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall will be at the American Legion Sauerkraut Day event in Forreston Il. On Aug. 3 as well as a Car and Bike show and the Eagle Nest Dual Sport Ride. There will be a 50/50 raffle, gun raffle and raffle prizes that day to benefit Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. Please come out and enjoy a brat or hot dog with Sauerkraut check out the cool cars and Bikes, explore the great back roads of Northern Illinois on the Dual-Sport Ride (cars welcome), support the Veterans and most importantly honor those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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  15. Monty_Burns

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    Next weekend! (August 3, 2013)
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    Due to time concerns the route mileage is being reduced to around 100/120 mile range. On the plus side the short cut will have some really cool roads, if you haven’t ever ridden the gravel roads of Northern Il you’re in for a treat. The route will still have the optional low…VERY low maintained section for the more adventurous rider. Again this is not a group ride so you can ride at your own pace and the route will be mark with signs to help guide you along your adventure. That being said we will have one rider that knows the route and you are welcome to ride with him. He will be heading out around 8:30am.

    Thank you again for your support!!!

    Rod
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    Looks like we will have some nice weather for the ride
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    Sounds like fun. IN

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    A big Thank You!!! To everyone that came out for the ride. We had a great turn out for the first year. I'm looking forward to planing next year's ride already!:clap
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