Ride To End Polio Newsletter
Fall 2019

El Tour de Tucson - Ride to End Polio
Registration to ride is now open!
OVER 43 RIDERS REGISTERED FOR ROTARY SO FAR
READ BELOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER
 
IMPORTANT ROTARY REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Hello Rotarians!
  • It's time to register for the 37th El Tour de Tucson in support of Rotary-Ride to End Polio.
  • The entry fee of $145 per Rotary cyclist for the event held on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
  • It is important that those who register visit El Tour's site for all the event information such as expo/packet pickup date & time, etc.http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/el-tour-de-tucson/.
  • This special rate of $145 expires on 19 November – please let your team know. In November the regular fees will be quite high and no special fees will be allowed.
To register, please use this link   
 
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROTARY TO GET PROPER CREDIT:
  • Choose the INDIVIDUAL RIDER option (the discount will come at a later step).
  • Click the plus sign for the number of registrations
  • There are a bunch of questions to answer—
  • At the payment, part enter the Promo-code of  LTRROTARY19!
The total per person will be $145 for entry plus the online service fee.
Please note that if the cyclist chooses to purchase a t-shirt, jersey or other items the balance will include that/those purchases along with the online service fee.

Thank you for being a part of El Tour – Have a great ride!

REPRESENT ROTARY!
             
ORDER JERSEYS AND SHORTS TODAY!
All orders must be placed by
October 18th
to be received in time for the Ride.
So don't delay.  Choose from this year's 
Commemorative Rotary Jersey or the Classic Rotary Jersey or...get both.
or click the button below
 

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REGISTER TO RIDE IN THE
INDOOR RIDE TO END POLIO NOW
Can’t make it to Tucson to ride?  Prefer to ride indoor?  Ride for minutes not miles in the Indoor Ride to End Polio.  Submit the completed registration form  and any questions to Indoor RTEP Chair, Charlotte Harris at charharris@aol.com

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PRE-RIDE DINNER REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN
 
JOIN US AT THE PRE-RIDE DINNER TO HONOR:
El Tour Dedication Recipients:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
(Bill and Melinda Gates)
Each year, El Tour is dedicated to a special person or entity that has made significant contributions to the bicycling community.  We are proud to announce the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (and them individually) as this year's Dedication Recipients.  Nominated for their generous 2-for-1 match of Rotary PolioPlus monies raised through the years, the Gates’ generosity has made the District 5500 RTEP the largest and most successful fundraising platform for PolioPlus in Rotary history.  The Dedication Recipient Award will be accepted by Corey Peak from the Gates Foundation at this year's Pre-Ride Dinner.  
 
GO TO ridetoendpolio.org TO REGISTER

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--CAUTION--
It is illegal to ride on Aviation Highway except during El Tour.  Anyone cited for riding their bike on Aviation Highway before El Tour will be disqualified from riding in El Tour and their registration fees will be forfeited. 

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Help us make this a great event
If you want to help with any of the following, email ridetoendpolio@gmail.com:
  • Home Hosting
  • Aid Station Assistance
  • Visitor Transportation
  • Raffle/Silent Auction for the Pre-Ride Dinner
  • Marketing the Ride
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HOW IT ALL BEGAN...
NONE OF US WOULD BE FEELING THE EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR WITHOUT THE PERSISTENCE OF VISIONARY MIKE HARRIS WHO STARTED THIS AMAZING RECORD-BREAKING ROTARY EVENT.  CLICK THE LINK TO READ CHARLOTTE HARRIS' HISTORICAL ACCOUNTING OF HOW IT ALL BEGAN.

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Thank you!!!!
I hope you have enjoyed this newsletter.  Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions of me at ridetoendpolio@gmail.com.  I also hope you join us in some way at this year's Ride to End Polio.  It is on track to be the best year ever!  
 
YIR,
Natasha Wrae
RTEP Committee Chair
D. 5500 Assistant Governor-Region 9
Rotary Finish Line Booth Coordinator
 
Russell Hampton
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