Several years ago, about twenty motorcycles ventured out on a Sunday to just “get away”. It was on that ride that someone said, “You should put a cause behind the ride”.
After careful consideration and a few conversations over the open road, the idea was developed to help raise money for the men and women who work so faithfully to provide us with the peace of mind that we have each day. Thus, the “peacekeepers” – dedicated to the men and women of law enforcement and the member of our armed services.
Over the next several years, what had begun with a few has now grown into one of the largest and most exciting rides in Central Illinois. And, each year, the number of participants and motorcycles grows! It is the desire of the members of the Peacekeepers to someday grow it to over five-hundred dedicated bikes.
Two-wheels or three, standards or street, every bike; everywhere is welcome! Special thanks goes out to the many sponsors who continue to make this ride possible. We especially thank the Sheriff’s of the many counties of the State of Illinois, Mr. Bob Howlett and the Illinois Sheriff’s Association (ISA) as well as Colonel Chris Lawson and Butch Pascoe (Ret) of the Illinois Army Guard and the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund (IMFRF) who believed in the vision many years ago and worked tirelessly for our cause.
We continue to pray for law enforcement officers everywhere and the safe return of all the men and women not only of the guards, but also those of active duty that continue to place boots on foreign soil on our behalf.
As we ride this year in honor of the “peacekeepers”, we invite you to join us for a Sunday afternoon of adventure and wonderful spots on the open road.
We’ll see you on the blacktop!
Visit Our Supports Online
★Capital City Cage Wars
★Donnie B's Comedy Club
★Full Throttle Midwest Magazine
★Hamlin and Associates
★Illinois Department of Transportation
★Illinois Military Family Relief Fund
★Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association
★Illinois Sheriff's Association
★John Geyston's Martial Arts Academy
★Pro Image of Springfield
★Quaker Steak & Lube
★Xtreme Machine Custom Motorcycle Wheels
** Peacekeepers, Inc., is a licensed corporation in the State of Illinois which was created to assist in raising money for Illinois Law Enforcement Families and members of the Illinois Military.