Hello Rotarians !

It's time to register for the 37th El Tour de Tucson in support of Rotary’s 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.

This special rate of $145 expires on 19 November.
After November 19th  the regular fees will be very high and no special fees will be allowed.

To register, please use this link      https://tinyurl.com/y5hsqdj5

Choose the INDIVIDUAL RIDER option (the discount will come at a later step). 
Click the plus sign for the number of registrations.
Scroll and click the Register Now button

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
item the balance
will include that/those purchases along with the online service fee.  

If you have any problems registering contact the

El Tour Office 520-745-2033 for assistance.


Have a great ride!


Join us at the Pre-Ride Dinner

Hotel Tucson City Center

November 22, 2019     5:00pm - 9:00pm

Only $50/person

 There is NO Dedication Dinner on Wednesday this year.  
This year’s Dedication Recipients are Bill and Melinda Gates.  The  Dedication Recipient Award will be presented during the Rotary Pre- Ride Dinner Friday night.  Corey Peak, from the Gates Foundation, will be accepting the award on behalf of the Gates. He will also be riding on Saturday.  So, don’t miss out on all of the fun and excitement. 

Buffet Dinner:

Penne Chicken and Broccoli in Olive Oil &Garlic
Meat Lasagna
Fresh Vegetable Lasagna
Garden Salad – Ranch & Italian
Antipasto Salad
Rolls & Butter
Dessert - Chef’s Choice

Cash Bar

Everyone is Invited to Attend - Not Only Cyclists!

Friday Warm-up Ride...
Again this year, the Rotary Fellowship Cycling to Serve will be hosting a casual warm-up fellowship ride on Friday morning starting at Hotel Tucson City Center. The warm-up ride is open to all Rotarians and guests. Register here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/519883965239289/ 
RTEP Personal Fundraising Pages How To
We are 3 months from the largest PolioPlus fundraiser in the world.  Start collecting pledges now so we can break all records.  Is it possible to collect $50 million dollars including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation match in one event?  That's our goal for the 2019 Ride to End P0lio... Together We Can!  Follow the directions below to set up your Personal Fundraising Page.
  • NOTE:  You can NOT set up a Personal Fundraising Page on an Apple mobile app (unknown as to droid) so go to the bottom of RIs Personal Fundraising Page and switch to Desktop View or use a PC.
  • Copy and paste to your browser or click on this link to go to the live RI Miles to End Polio campaign on Rotary Ideas:   http://ideas.rotary.org/Project/Profile/694ea67c-6161-485a-9711-960968f48e14
  • Here is a guide on how to create a Personal Fundraising Page within the main campaign page (any Rotarian can create one!)
  • The Rotary Support Center is available for assistance with your campaign at RotarySupportCenter@rotary.org or (866) 976-8279 by phone
Donors who are NOT Rotarians and are unable to use Rotary Ideas / PayPal can make contributions through the Rotary Foundation’s online giving site: https://my.rotary.org/donate
  • Select the Miles To End Polio box on the right. 
  • Check the circle "I would like to make this donation in honor or in memory of someone". 
  • Check the circle "In Honor Of" and type in "Miles to End Polio" to associate the donation to the  Ride to End Polio and/or a specific rider, make the donation “In honor of” the rider’s name.
  • Complete the rest of the form.
Thank you for your support!
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
The disease

Polio Patients need our support year round but, you can provide special support through the ride to end polio

Take part in the "Rotary Ride to End Polio" during this year’s El Tour De Tucson and help Eradicate Polio. Rotary devotes the money we raise to the most promising polio research and innovative methods of immunization of our time and we are always making progress.
Poliomyelitis (Polio) is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.  Most know it as poliovirus, or simply Polio.  The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It attacks the nervous system, and in some instances, leads to paralysis and a lifetime of debilitating deformities. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize millions of children worldwide.
Make a difference and donate today!
Help us brand Rotary in the community during
El Tour de Tucson 

To donate by check, make check payable to:

Rotary District 5500 Charitable Fund
C/O Natasha Wrae
P.O. Box 3026
Tucson, AZ 85702


Mike and Char Harris Founder of The Ride to End Polio

See what people right here in Tucson are saying about the Rotary Ride to End Polio. Watch the videos below. 
-Steve Kozachik - City of Tucson Council Member
-Mayor Bob Walkup

Contact Information

For all questions and various aspects of the 2019 Ride to End Polio, contact the Ride Chair Natasha Wrae Via email.

Top Fundraiser for 2018
Congratulations to our 2018 Ride to End Polio Top
Fundraiser For the Tucson Ride

The Rotary Foundation by Brenda Cressey, Trustee-Elect 2017-2021
The Rotary Foundation, with all its hopes and dreams, is because of each one of you.  The Foundation was the very reason why I joined and now remain a Rotarian.  In fact, the Foundation and its mission to eradicate Polio is the very reason why I joined Rotary 28 years ago.  
Today, I am extremely humbled by my appointment to serve a four-year term on the Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation from 2017-2021. There are 15 members, each nominated by the president-elect and then elected by the board in the year prior to taking office.  Four of the trustees are past presidents of RI.
Rotary District 5500 consists of 33,000 square miles, the entire area of Southern AZ south of the Phoenix metro area! 
El Tour De Tucson: Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 -TUCSON AZ