​​​Welcome to the Annual Middle East Conflict Wall Memorial (MECWM) Rally Home Page.  This is where you can find dates, time, links, contact information and weekend Agenda.​​






When & Where:

Dates: Memorial Day Weekend (May 23rd-26th)

NOTE: We will have members at the Hotel as early as 1300          on the 23rd setting up, so don't be afraid to ride out early.  We can always drink beer and play yard games! 

             



Location: Host Hotel is the Hampton Inn Ottawa (Alternate Hotels below, discount code does not apply to alternate hotels)

The Hampton Inn is where you will sign in, you can park         your bikes if you'd like and we will be gathering &                 partying.

Hampton Inn Ottawa

Address: 4115 Holiday Ln, Ottawa, IL 61350

Phone: (815) 434-6040

Rates: We have a block of rooms at $169/night under discount code 'CVMA'


Alternate Hotels:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa Starved Rock Area

Address: 3000 Fairfield Ln, Ottawa, IL 61350

Phone: (815) 431-8955


​Comfort Inn Ottawa Starved Rock Area
Address: 120 W. Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 561-4081
























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The Monument at the Middle East Conflict Wall Memorial

A Quote from 'GUNS'


Hey Chica, I hope you don't mind that I posted this quote.  I stole it from your Instagram page and it is a good reminder to us all.


"This is to all the veteran war fighters out there. If the shoe fits wear it. If it doesn't just shrug it off and recognize that it does not apply to you. Memorial day is right around the corner. It is a troublesome and sometimes confusing day for a lot of people. A day when people walk up to us and to say "thanks for your service" not realizing that the person they're thanking feels guilty that they are alive and all of their friends are dead. It is a day we watch everyone have barbecues, drink beer, and enjoy the day off. Remember that this was the point of it all. I want my family and friends to live in ignorant bliss. Never having to know about the blood and screams. So on May 30th when somebody thanks you for service, don't be a bitch and correct them about the difference between veterans day and memorial day. Look around at the smiles on everyone's faces. Smell the smoke from the barbecue, kick back put your feet up and enjoy a beer. Live in the moment for a day. Be in the present appreciating our brothers that gave it all, and that they did it for a reason. Know that the people around you are doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing. They are doing what we fought and some died for. They are enjoying a FREE life."

- Misty 'Guns' Badger


​​Click on the Donate Button to make a Donation to CVMA 24-2

(We donate 100% of all funds to one of several charities and foundations.)

 This is a private event for CVMA®  Members only event


Buy Pig Roast Tickets Here ($10 per ticket)

Combat Veteran's Motorcycle Association®

Chapter 24-2 of Northern Illinois

Map to the Middle East Conflict Memorial Wall

Middle East conflicts Wall memorial rally


​​​​​​Weekend Agenda 
- Thursday, May 
23RD

  • Chapter members will be on site setting up at the Hampton Inn parking lot.  Early arrivals are welcome to join us. 
  • POC is Corey “ Barney” Barnett @ (760) 702-2797 or                        Sean “ Revs” Carney @ (630) 247-5757


- Friday, May 24th

  • 0900 - 1900 Check-in and party at the Host Hotel
    • ​Event Patches, and Pins, and Raffle Tickets 
  • 0900 - 1400 Guided ride starting at the Hampton Parking Lot
    • Safety Brief for morning ride
    • 0915 KSU - Route TBD
  •   ​1800-?? - Party at Host Hotel ​​​
    • Pig Roast - $10 per ticket we encourage members to pre-pay to help us get an idea of how much food to provide.
    • Music, Yard Games, Bonfire, Beers, Moonshine, Fellowship, and Family. What more could a Veteran want!?  
    • Party at the Host Hotel under the Cammo Net                                        


- Saturday, May 25th

  • 0830 - Blessing of the Bikes - Voluntary
  • 0900 - Mandatory Safety brief for the run to the wall
  • 0930 - Kick Stands Up (KSU). Ride to LaSalle Veterans Home
    • Present Donation - ONLY will IL State Rep along with      IL -24s Chapter Commanders present donations.
    • Ride to the Wall
  • 1200 - 1400 - Ceremony 
    • ​*** Event Sign-In - Credit for Sanctioned Event (Make sure you have your ID card with Magnetic Strip)
  • 1400 – Ride on your own or as a group for lunch. We will have designated members leading group rides to various spots for lunch and drinks.
  • 1700 @ HQ Parking Lot 
    • Camaraderie, Social Games, Music, Beer, Bonfire


​- Sunday, May 26th

  • Sunday morning will be packing up and going home folks.  We wish you all a safe and beautiful ride home and Thank you for coming to spend time together honoring our fallen and for the fellowship! 

  • We look forward to seeing you again out at Nationals.

Bars and Restaraunts: 

Our Host Bar (And place I would encourage you to frequent in return for their support) is:

- Shaker's Lounge - Sports Bar & Grill
    121 W Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL  61350
    (815) 433-2110 and Website:
 www.shakersottawa.com

- Mix's Trading Post / Jamie's Outpost Parlor

    602 Clark St., Utica, Illinois 61373

    Super cool Leather shop and bar owned by a military family.  The 
    father and son are both still enlisted.

- Other local bars are: 

  • Psycho Silo Saloon, Intersection Rt 6 & Rt 40, Sheffield, IL 61361

          (815) 878-1058

  • JJ's Pub, 104 W Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-1816
  • h2o Bar & Grill, 935 E Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-4502

Things to do and See: 

- Starved Rock Harley Davidson​, 750 Centennial Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350​
   (815) 431-1900

- Buffalo Range Shooting Park, 1252 N 2803rd Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
​   (815) 433-2471 or  https://www.buffalorangeshootingpark.com/

​- Stonehead Leather Shop, 627 S Clark St, North Utica, IL 61373

   (815) 667-3040

​- Sky Dive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-0000

​- Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, 950 N 27th Rd, Starved Rock Lock and    Dam, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 667-4054

​- Buffalo Rock State Park, 1300 N 27th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9732
   (815) 433-2224

​- Starved Rock Adventures, 1 Dee Bennett Rd, Ottawa, IL (815) 434-9200​