Sick Summer’s Rock Falls Block Party!


Motion Raceworks Sick the Magazine is coming through Rock Falls on Monday, June 10th, and Rock Falls is having a block party to welcome them.

What is Sick Summer you ask? These are some of the world’s quickest street legal cars, racing and cruising their way through the Midwest. These are drag-and-drive vehicles which will be racing at the Byron Dragway on Sunday, June 9th and Monday, June 10th. After they are finished in Byron on Monday, they will make their way to Rock Falls where we will be throwing a Sick Summer Rock Falls Block Party. Most of these cars will be staying at our Rock Falls hotels overnight before heading to the Cordova Dragway to continue racing on Tuesday morning.

Event promotors Sick The Magazine said that around 350 race vehicles and 200 more “Sick Ward” cruisers will arrive in Rock Falls throughout the afternoon on Monday, and stick around until 8-9pm downtown. Rock Falls Tourism has been working with Sick The Magazine and Rock Falls Police in order to accommodate all these cars.

We invite the community to come view the cars and talk with the drivers. We are planning for these cars to be parked in various parking lots around the downtown area. So, some parking lots will be closed, however, you can walk through the parking lots and check out the cars.

Music will be available from 5pm to 8pm at two locations. DJ Krazy Karl will be at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion (403 W. 2nd St.) and Just 4 Fun Band will be at the Bowman Park Pavilion (145 W. 1st St.). Brito’s food truck will be on the corner of West 2nd Street and 4th Ave. and T&D BBQ will be across the road from
the RB&W District. They will serve from 3pm until approximately 9pm.

You can come watch Sick Summer entrants have some burnout fun at the parking lot across from the RB&W District off of Avenue A. This will begin at 5pm. Note: The burnout fun is ONLY for cars officially entered into the Sick Summer event.

The City of Rock Falls announces road and parking lot closures due to the anticipated 300 to 550 cars expected to show up for the Sick Summer’s Rock Falls Block Party. The parking lots and roads will be closed from 10 am until 9 pm.

Parking lots closed include:
Firehouse Museum parking lot
1st Street/2 nd Avenue parking lot
Lower dam parking lot
McCormick Event Center parking lot
The Industrial parking lot
The private parking lot across from the RB&W District
Roads closed include:
West 1 st Street from 1 st Avenue to 2 nd Avenue, there will be access to the businesses (100 W. 1 st St) from 1 st Ave.
2 nd Avenue from West 2 nd Street to West 1 st Street
East 2 nd Street from Avenue A to Wood Avenue
From 4pm until approximately 7 pm, part of Avenue A from 3 rd Avenue to East 2 nd Street will be congested due to
burnout lineup.

Spectators can park in the lot directly behind the Post office on 2 nd Avenue, parking lot behind Folsom’s Bakery and Selmi’s Floral, parking on the north side of East 2 nd Street, as well as side streets.

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