AUGUST 14, 2022

The Ride, hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown, raises funds for End Polio Now in addition to several local charities that serve the Chicago western suburbs.
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Details

What You Need to Know:

The Ride will start and end at Commissioners Park located at 3704 111th St. Naperville, IL 60564.

  • ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL. No refunds, exchanges, or transfers. The Ride will take place, rain or shine unless cancellation is necessary due to COVID-19 recommendations and/or restrictions issued by any governmental entity or agency, or any national or world health agency.
  • Plenty of Parking is available at the Ride start and finish.
  • Kids and families can participate in the 1.4 Family Fun Loop by walking, running or riding anything with wheels (non-motorized). The cost is $15 per family.
  • Riders may start at 6:30 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m. Cyclists riding the 62-mile route must start by 8:30 a.m. Cyclists riding the 41 mile route must start by 9:15 a.m.
  • Rest stops will close at the discretion of Ride organizers. All SAG support will end at 2 p.m.
  • Early Bird Registration is $30 until July 15, $40 by July 31. After July 31, $50.
  • This is a well-supported recreational ride for beginners and experienced cyclists.
  • The Ride has a 1.4 mile family loop, 21, 41, and 62 (metric century) mile routes.
  • All routes are SAG supported and rest stops are staffed with pre-packaged food & drinks.
  • Helmets are required for all riders.
  • Bikes of all shapes and sizes are welcome. No motorized vehicles. E-bikes okay.
  • The route is an open road course. Riders must follow all rules of the road. Those that do not may be ticketed by local police. (like not stopping at a red light or stop sign!)
  • Proceeds support Rotary Charities.

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All current Illinois COVID-19 mandates and guidelines will be followed on Sunday, August 14. The following is subject to change without notice.

  • Any rider experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is requested to stay home for the safety of others.
  • Riders are requested to wear masks at the start and finish line, at rest stops and when not able to socially distant.
  • Riders are requested to ride only with members of their traveling party/ride group. No drafting. Spitting or snot rockets while moving are discouraged. Please be respectful of others.
  • Restrooms may not be available at all rest stops due to current logistical challenges. (No Porta Potties) Riders may need to make their own arrangements along the route for nature breaks. We understand there should be public restrooms at the start and finish; and within a mile of the first rest stop.
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available at the start and finish and all rest stops.
  • Snacks and beverages will be pre-packaged. Riders are requested to remove their bicycle gloves and sanitize their hands before grabbing snacks and beverages.
  • Riders are requested to utilize SAG vehicles only if “absolutely” necessary. Anyone riding in a SAG vehicle will be required to wear a mask and windows in respective SAG vehicle will remain open.

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Bike Shop Partner – Mill Race Cyclery

Mill Race Cyclery in downtown Geneva is the official Bike Shop Partner of the Naperville Rotary Ride. They will be at the Ride to assist with basic repairs and tune-ups. Mill Race also offers group training rides on most Tuesday and Thursday nights during the summer in addition to bicycle rentals. Visit their website for more info.

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Routes

Routes are subject to change pending road construction and unforeseen circumstances.

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End Polio Now

Rotary International and its partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Rotary is close to eradicating polio.  A portion of the Ride proceeds will be donated to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.  For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. In addition, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matches every dollar that is raised through Rotary Charities to eradicate polio.

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Local Charity

In addition to End Polio Now, the Ride will benefits local charities. 2018 local charity recipients are Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Naperville Responds For Veterans and 360 Youth Services.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services has a vision is to end hunger in our community. Their mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient..

Naperville Responds For Veterans assists Veterans and their families in need by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and coordinates the process of repairing, building and donating homes.

360 Youth Services provides life-changing services through substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing.

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About

wh-4p-rgbThe Rotary Club of Naperville / Downtown is one of four Rotary Clubs serving Naperville, Illinois. Chartered in February 2007, RCN/Downtown is a member of Rotary International and District 6450. RCN Downtown has been hosting the Rotary Ride for the past several years. The Naperville Rotary Ride was originally hosted by the Naperville Sunrise Rotary Club. RCN/Downtown meets weekly at 4:44PM on most Wednesdays.

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