Route 66 News

Return to the road

Last year, cancer survivor Rodger Fox of Jacksonville, Ill., and a small group of other motorcycle riders drove all of Route 66 for the Ride for the Relay cancer-research fundraiser.

Fox had so much fun, he’s doing it again. This year’s 12-day Ride for the Relay, which will generate money for the Tri-County Relay for Life in Jacksonville and the American Cancer Society, begins in Chicago on Saturday.

Reports the Springfield (Ill.) Journal-Register:

“Last year, I left Chicago (on his 1985 Honda Gold Wing 1500 with matching trailer) by myself,” he said recently. “This year, Carl Johnson, the Route 66 historian for Illinois and Missouri, will accompany me through St. Louis, and we will have at least eight or so other riders, from California, Louisiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, go with us all the way.

“We may have 40 to 50 people leave Chicago with us for different stretches.”

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