Region I Ride for Respect

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site for participants’ use.

Every effort will be made to sanitize equipment and supplies that are routinely touched by the public. Social distancing will be encouraged at sales tables. The flow of purchasers will move in one direction to avoid crossing paths.

Please check with the event organizer/s on the status of spectators attending fundraising events.  The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the fundraiser, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered attendees they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to your constituents if spectators will be allowed at this fundraiser.

Even with the vaccine, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of infection. Individuals with a higher susceptibility risk for COVID-19 are encouraged to review the information on the CDC and IDPH website to make an informed decision about attending in person events.

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:


What is ride for Respect?

Special Olympics Illinois Region I is excited to partner with Coziahr Harley-Davidson and Andrae’s Harley-Davidson to host our 2nd annual Ride for Respect. Ride for Respect is the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and hit the road to raise funds and awareness for the more than 22,000 traditional athletes and over 12,000 Young Athletes participating across Illinois.

Facility Information

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Event Details

Who Can Participate?
Ride for Respect is open to anyone who drives a two or four-wheel vehicle and wants to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois. Motorcycles, Jeeps, Convertible top vehicles are all welcome!

Registration Information
Registration is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. Donuts & Refreshments will be provided during the check-in from 10:30am-11:30am at Coziahr’s on the day of the event. PLUS, all participants receive free lunch once the ride ends at Andrae’s Harley-Davidson!

10:30am – 11:30am — Check-in/Registration at Coziahr
11:30am-11:45am — Opening Ceremony
11:45am — Convoy leaves Coziahr Harley-Davidson
12:45pm — Convoy arrives at Andrae’s Harley-Davidson
1:00pm – 2:00pm — Lunch and Door Prize Awards

For more information about 2022 Ride For Respect – I or questions please contact Vanessa Duncan, Special Olympics Illinois, at 217-273-4485.

Volunteer Information

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Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


May 24 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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