Motorcycling calendar

June 9: Ride to Remember 3, at a new location this year to support Alzheimer’s Association. Starting at Fox River Harley-Davidson, 131 Randall Road, St. Charles; ending at Wild Fire Harley-Davidson, 120 North Ave., Villa Park. Preregistration by May 25, $30 driver, $15 passenger. On-site registration, 9 a.m. Kickstands up, 11 a.m. For details, call Wendy Becker, (630) 373-5737.

June 23: Sixth annual Oasis Bike Run to benefit the Grayslake Oasis Youth Center. Breakfast, 9-10 a.m. at The Oasis, 151 Hawley St. Grayslake. $35 riders. First bike out at 10 a.m. for 100+ mile run throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. barbecue and party at 4 p.m. with music by Acoustic Alibi. To register, visit

July 15: Chicagoland Ride for Kids, for Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Kane County Cougars Stadium, Northwestern Medicine Field, 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva. Registration: 9-10 a.m. Kickstands up, 10:30 a.m. Lunch and entertainment, 12:30 a.m. Riders asked to raise donations. For details, visit

July 29: Fourth annual Ride for Hope, for ovarian cancer awareness. Our mission is to spread awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and to help improve the quality of life for women battling this silent disease. Fox River Harley-Davidson, 131 Randall Road, St. Charles. Preregistration, $25 per rider, $25 per passenger, $25 party only. T-shirt included (first 200). 10:15 a.m. bike blessing; 10:30 a.m. kickstands up. Ride to party at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Schaumburg. Live music by Mellencougar. BBQ. Details at

July 29: Ride to Remember, former Area Four Detective Headquarters, 3151 W. Harrison St. (Harrison and Kedzie Avenue), west parking lot, Chicago. All proceeds are donated to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. Registration: 7:30 -8:30 a.m. Preregistration online before July 15 to ensure discount, T-shirt. Party for all participants at Teamsters Local 705 Union Hall, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Riders, $35, passengers, $35. For details, visit

Aug. 11: Second annual Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation Motorcycle Ride. Batavia VFW, 645 S River St. Registration, $25 rider, $20 passenger, 8 a.m. Kickstands up, 10:30 a.m. Specialist Christopher Patterson, a 2009 graduate of West Aurora High School, gave his life in service to our country while serving with the Indiana National Guard in Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2012. The ride will be traveling Patterson’s last ride. This will be an approximately 50-mile ride traveling past the funeral home on Route 31, through his hometown, North Aurora, to West Aurora High School, where the Blackhawk Marching Band will play “Roll On” as the ride passes. Chris had a great love of the performing arts. He was an actor, a singer and a musician performing with various groups. The Chris Patterson Memorial Foundation will split proceeds evenly between the Freedom Farm for Vets in Wadsworth and the Performing Arts at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Batavia. Breakfast will be provided by the VFW and barbecue lunch after the ride is available for purchase. For preregistration discount and details, visit or email Bob Patterson at [email protected]

Motorcycle clubs

American Legion riders of American Legion Post 57, Elgin, are always accepting new qualified members. For information, contact Elgin ALR President Bill Lowe at (847) 812-7677 or email [email protected] You can also visit the Post 57 website at

American Legion Riders, Chapter 134, Morton Grove, is looking to add to its membership. For information, contact Chapter 134 Director Joe Lampert, (847) 417-8672, email Joe at [email protected] or visit

The Back Road Riders motorcycle club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery, 2346 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Rides are 9 a.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month, April through November, beginning at Jo Jo’s Restaurant on Golf Road in Schaumburg, east of Barrington Road on the corner of North Walnut Lane. For details, visit

The Chicago Cruisers are a motorcycle social club that is open to all types of motorcycles. Meetings are 9 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Denny’s Restaurant, 1086 Lake St., Hanover Park. We schedule a ride almost every weekend (mostly Sundays) throughout the riding season. For more information and list of activities, visit or our Facebook page, email [email protected] or [email protected]

Chicagoland Wings, Chapter IL-Z2 of the Goldwing Road Riders Association, meets the second Sunday of each month at Denny’s restaurant, 17W660 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace. Breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by meeting at 9 a.m. All bikes welcome. Rides following meeting, weather permitting. Visit for more information or our Facebook page, Email [email protected]

The Jerseypine Cruisers Motorcycle Touring Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Elks Lodge, 495 Lee St., Des Plaines. Breakfast rides, May through October, leave at 9 a.m. on the first and third Sundays from McDonald’s on Route 72, east of Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates. All remaining Sunday breakfast rides leave at 9 a.m. from McDonald’s, Lee and Oakton streets, Des Plaines. For details and event calendar, visit

Rolling Thunder Inc., Illinois Chapter 2, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Wauconda American Legion Post 911, 515 S. Main Street, Wauconda. While we are riders, our mission is to keep public awareness on the 82,531 POW/MIA veterans still unaccountable from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War and the Iraq Theater. For details, visit

Star Touring and Riding, Elgin Chapter 488, meets at BBK Motorsports, 227 DuPage St., Elgin, on the first Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. There is a ride after every meeting in April through November, with additional rides scheduled on non-meeting days. The group welcomes new members. Any type of bike is welcome.

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I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

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