Welcome to the 2018 Rotary District 5500 Ride to End Polio, dedicated to Rotarian Mike Harris who founded the ride in 2009. Our 2017 ride raised $11.7 million including the generous match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since its inception the ride has generated $47 million for Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio, enough money to buy tens of millions of vaccinations, protecting countless children worldwide from this terrible disease.
Registration for the 2018 Ride to End Polio (all events) will open late in March. Please remember that in order to ride for Rotary you must register using the 2018 Rotary application found at our site. Please do not register directly with El Tour de Tucson if you plan to ride for Rotary, Our 2018 applications will be available shortly. Our web pages will be updated at that time as well.
The 2018 ride will be held in Tucson on Saturday November 17. Can’t make it to Tucson? Don’t let that stop you. As the photo shows, you don’t have to come to Tucson to ride, but can ride a stationary bike in your home or gym. Just follow the link to the Indoor Ride.
How Can I Participate?
- Join us in Tucson for El Tour de Tucson main event and ride 28, 37, 54, 65 or 106 miles.
- Join us in Tucson for a 5 mile “Fun Ride.”
- Register for The Indoor Ride to End Polio.
- Volunteer at the Rotary Aid Station or our Rotary booth at the finish line.
If you’d like to keep informed, we’ll include you on our list for our monthly newsletter. Simply send an email to Rotariangary@comcast.net with “newsletter” in the subject line. Follow this link for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
We hope to see you in November.
For more information, click on the links below: