(PERRY, GA) Rotary District 6920 will host the 2018 Rotary Ride to End Polio on Saturday, Nov. 3 in Perry, Ga. This family-friendly bike ride is open to the public with options for road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX, tandem bikes, wheelchairs and any other human powered cycle.
Registration for the event is required, with all proceeds benefiting the Rotary’s mission to eliminate Polio world-wide.
The Rotary Ride to End Polio was founded in 2009 by Rotarian Mike Harris in Tuscon, Arizona, and continues in his honor. Since then, the race has raised over $47 million towards the extermination of polio. 2018 will be the first year District 6920 has sponsored the event.
The 2018 Ride to End Polio will include course options of 7, 12, 24, 40 and 50 mile lengths, depending on participants’ bike-riding experience. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes.
Riders can order custom Rotary jerseys, but be advised that there will be a five week delay on jersey orders: http://ridetoendpolio.org/clothing/
Sponsorships are still open for this year’s event. If your organization is interested in being a corporate sponsor, please contact Joy Hurst of the Rotary Club of Centerville at email@example.com.
To register for the Ride to End Polio, visit http://perryrotary.org/registration.php
Local Rotarians will be opening their homes to host out-of-town participants. For details on overnight stay, email Felix Smith of the Rotary Club of Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who do not live in the area also have the option to participate in Miles for Polio, which allows participants to raise money for Polio research by tracking miles individually from home equipment, outdoor exercise or fitness center machines.
Miles for Polio will be held in two sessions: the first from Sept. 15 to Nov. 15, 2018, and the second from Jan. 15 to Mar. 15, 2019. For more information on how to participate, email Rotarian Michael Whitten, YMCA representative and leading organizer of the event at email@example.com
ABOUT ROTARY DISTRICT 6920
Rotarians are volunteers who work locally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self.” District 6920 consists of 64 clubs with a membership of over 3,200 Rotary Members with multiple clubs in cities scattered throughout central, south central, southeast and coastal Georgia Georgia including Macon, Augusta, Valdosta, Brunswick, Camden County, Tift County and Savannah. District 6920 embraced a goal along with Rotary International, to eliminate polio from the planet.
ABOUT ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Rotary International is the oldest Service organization in the world with over 1.23 million members, serving 210 countries with motion of Service Above self, with major initiatives in the 6 areas of focus, women and children health, community development, clean water, prevention of disease, education, and peace and conflict resolution. https://www.rotary.org