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Bald Knob Cross, Alto Pass, IL 62905

Kick off the riding season with a blessing held at the base of Bald Knob Cross, Alto Pass, IL.

Thousands of motorcyclists travel to Bald Knob Mountain, Southern Illinois’ highest point and the site of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace, located just outside of Alto Pass, about 10 miles south of Murphysboro on IL-127. There will be a special message at 1pm for a safe riding season. Roadkill stew & chili served. In the village of Alto Pass, more food, live music, local beer & wine, and raffles and shirt and T-shirt sales.


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