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?

Join the Illinois LETR and Special Olympics Illinois Region I as we #RideForRespectIL from Coziahr Harley-Davidson to Andrae’s Harley-Davidson on Saturday, July 16th. Check-in at Coziahr beginning at 10:30 a.m. that morning and enjoy onsite festivities while you wait for the ride to begin. Kickstands up/engines start at 11:45 a.m.  Together, participants will convoy through a 55 mile route raising awareness for Special Olympics IL with our final destination of Andrae’s Harley-Davidson.

Registration is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. All Drivers will receive an exclusive Ride For Respect Bandanna!

Participants are encouraged to create an online fundraising page to share their #RideForRespectIL efforts with family and friends! Don’t forget to ask them to donate to your efforts or join you on your ride! As an added incentive, individuals who raise $125 will receive an exclusive 2022 Ride For Respect long sleeved t-shirt as a thank you for your support!

Please check back for additional information and registration information.

Event Details

Tentative Schedule

10:30am – 11:30am — Rider Registration at Coziahr Harley-Davidson with lite breakfast items and bottled waters

11:30am-11:45am — Open Ceremony with Special Olympics Athlete short speech and Athlete Oath

11:45am — Convoy leaves Coziahr Harley-Davidson

12:45pm — Convoy arrives at Andrae’s Harley-Davidson

1:00pm – 1:300pm — Lunch and Door Prize Awards

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.


Jul 16 2022


10:00 am - 1:30 pm


$20.00 per driver; $10.00 per passenger


Coziahr Harley-Davidson
150 W. Marion Ave, Forsyth, IL 62535
Vanessa Duncan


Vanessa Duncan
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