Who makes up the Coalition of Central Illinois
The Coalition of Central Illinois Motorcyclists was formed in 1991 and
is compromised of volunteer representatives from several area motorcycle
groups, clubs, and organizations who work together to raise awareness and
funds to improve the lives of our community's homeless and hungry
What is B.A.S.H.?
B.A.S.H. is a fun-filled event including a parade of motorcycles, free
bike show (with awards), live music, a 50/50 drawing, and a huge live
auction with items too numerous to mention. In addition,
participants will find good food, fun, and friendship.
Who does B.A.S.H. help?
The funds raised at B.A.S.H. are divided between two local
organizations that provide assistance to those who are hungry and/or
homeless. The organizations are:
• Christian Civic Outreach
The Christian Civic Outreach is located at 515 S.Third Street in Pekin,
IL. They offer a variety of services to people in need through emergency
assistance. The objective of this agency is to provide whatever
services are within their power to give.
Services offered by the Christian Civic Outreach include:
- food assistance
- clothing assistance for adults and children
- household items such as linens, blankets, house wares, etc
The Christian Civic Outreach assists between 6,000 and 8,000 families a
year and distributes approximately 500 food orders each year.
• South Side Office of Concern
The South Side Office of Concern is located at 301 N.E. Jefferson Street in
Peoria, IL. The mission of this agency is to assist people in
becoming self-sufficient, employed, and living in affordable housing.
Services offered by the South Side Office of Concern include:
- food assistance for Phoenix House
- life management program for the disabled
- life skills and job preparedness training
- residency for those who are homeless
In 2004, the South Side Office of Concern fed over 420 hungry people;
provided residency for 73 homeless adults with disabilities; trained 46
people to enter the workforce; and placed 43 people into jobs.
Where is B.A.S.H.?
View Parade Route
B.A.S.H. begins at ITOO Hall, 4909 W. Farmington Rd., Peoria, IL., where the bikes line up for the motorcycle parade. The
purpose of this parade is to draw attention to the needs of the homeless
Sign-up for the annual bike parade begins
at 9:30 a.m. with departure at 11:00 a.m. to the
Kingston Mines Park at Kingston Mines, IL (Jackson Rd. off US-24)
where all of the festivities including the bike show,
live auction, food, etc. are held. See details on Home page.
Who can go to B.A.S.H?
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend (with or without a
A $5.00 donation is all that is required to participate in a day filled
with fun, friends, and motorcycles.