Welcome to St. Jude Rides
2016 Dates--Thursday, September 15- Saturday, September,17th
We raise funds and build awareness of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through motorcycle rides to St. Jude children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN and the St. Jude Midwest affiliate located in Peoria, IL. Our goal is to financially help to further their mission of advancing cures and find preventions for childhood cancers.
In 2007, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts took to the road, traveling 465 miles from Peoria, Illinois, to Memphis to raise $90,000 for St. Jude. Now in its ninth year, the St. Jude Motorcycle Ride roared onto the St. Jude campus September 17th, having raised $623,750. Since inception, the St. Jude Rides have raised over $3.7 million.
Peoria is home to St. Jude’s first affiliate clinic, which opened in 1972, and the community is a great supporter of St. Jude.
Founded by Peoria Sheriff Mike McCoy and Brad Wiebler, a typical St. Jude Ride brings 150 motorcyclists with 76 passengers on the journey from Peoria to Memphis. Satellite rides from six cities brought the total number of riders and passengers to 280.
Satellite rides this year begin in the following cities: Peoria, Princeton, Sterling/Rock Falls, Illinois, Kansas City, Missouri; Des Moines, Iowa, and Nashville, Tennessee.
We welcome you to participate with your dollars, or join us on our ride. this event is extremely heartwarming. You will meet wonderful people who all participate for various reasons. Expect lots of nice surprises. This unique experience is well worth the effort. Please contact us for further information.