Ride To End Polio Newsletter
Countdown 2019

Use the checklist below to make sure you don't miss out anything...
Register to Ride in the 100, 50, 25 mile, Fun Ride (10, 4 or 1 mile) or Indoor RTEP. Deadline to register at the special Rotary rate of $145 is Tuesday, November 19th.
Register for the Rotary Pre-ride Dinner held Friday night from 5-9 pm. Space is limited. 
 Set up your Personal Fundraising Page. 
Register for the Friday Warm-up Ride hosted by Rotarians Fellowship of Cycling to Serve. 
 Book your Hotel Room for $104/night + taxes and fees. Only 1.5 miles from the Rotary Festival/Finish Line Booth downtown, the Hotel Tucson City Center is also the location of the Pre-ride Dinner. Deadline to book at this rate is Tuesday, November 19th. 
Call 520-622-3300 and mention Ride to End Polio.
Volunteer. Helpers needed at the Rotary Festival/Finish Line Booth, Aid Station, and El Tour.  Click on each location for more info.
Get pledges and raise money to eradicate Polio.
Other points of interest:
  • Get the RaceJoy App to follow your progress as you ride.  Tell your friends and family to do the same.
  • Buy an El Tour de Tucson jersey at the Perimeter Office or order a Rotary jersey at the Rotary Booth during the Festival and on Ride day.
  • Read all about Rotary and the Gates Foundation in Tail Winds magazine.  Click here for the online Tail Winds. 
  • Sign up for the VIP Experience for $150 and be treated like Royalty. Click here for all of the details.
  • Plan to park downtown. See the Parking Map.
Stay informed about everything
RTEP and El Tour. 
and El Tour de Tucson for all
of the latest news and updates.  
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What to Expect at the Festival...
  • The Rotary Finish Line Booth of years gone by will be in the same location.  Expect a bigger and better Rotary zone.
  • There will be snacks, chocolate milk and other munchies and drinks at the Rotary Festival/Finish Line Booth.
  • There won't be any Eegee's sandwiches or bullet pops at the Rotary Festival/Finish Line booth this year.  Instead, there will be numerous food trucks at the finish line so bring your cash.
  • There will be no massage tables at the Rotary Festival/Finish Line Booth but, there will be a couple of massage areas at the El Tour Festival and in the VIP Experience.
  • It's a 3 day Festival this year and Rotary will have an interactive booth there all 3 days.  Click here for a daily event list.  Click here to see the live bands and other entertainment.
Expect tons of Fellowship and Fun!
We are all about Branding this year! 
Look for t-shirts, water bottles, stickers, and jerseys to purchase at the Rotary Festival/Finish Line Booth. Also, you will see "Rotary District 5500" on El Tour stuff everywhere since we are a
Presenting Sponsor
of El Tour de Tucson this year! 


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. 


See you at the Finish Line!!!!
It's finally here and we can't be more excited.  This is truly shaping up to the best RTEP ever!  Don't miss out on any of the fun.  Come visit the Rotary Booth at the Festival in Armory Park.  
Natasha Wrae
RTEP Committee Chair
D. 5500 Assistant Governor-Region 9
Rotary Finish Line Booth Coordinator
Russell Hampton
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