Pre-Ride Dinner Event

On Friday, November 18, 2016, the eve of the Ride to End Polio, Rotary cyclists, friends and family will come together for a dinner for fun, fellowship and to celebrate another successful fund raising event. The event gives cyclists an opportunity to meet others riding similar distances and a chance to “buddy up” with others for the ride. As in past years we will offer valuable (and some not-so-valuable) door prizes, recognition for our top fund raisers and folks who have traveled the farthest to participate in the ride, and whatever else we can dream up that will add to the enjoyment of the evening.

RI General Secretary John Hewko addresses the attendees at the 2014 Pre-Ride Dinner

RI General Secretary John Hewko addresses the riders, volunteers and friends at the 2014 Pre-Ride Dinner

We expect that this year’s attendees will include Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko and the rest of the RI team from Evanston, Charlotte Harris, wife of the ride’s founder Rotarian Mike Harris, as well as a host of Past District Governors and other dignitaries, most of whom will be participating as a cyclist or volunteer.

The dinner will be held at the Tucson City Center Inn Suites ( and will cost each attendee about $30, payable at the door. An invitation will go out to all registered cyclists near the beginning of November. If you are not riding but would like to attend, please contact Gary Hirsch for more information about how to register for the dinner.

Once you are registered for the ride, or, if you currently receive our periodic Ride to End Polio Newsletter, you will receive more information on the dinner as we get closer to the event.

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