Following the recommendations set forth by local and federal officials, the CDC and cycling groups, the Rotary Club of Naperville Downtown (RCND) has made the difficult decision to cancel the Rotary Ride scheduled for August 9, 2020. We are already working hard on returning the Ride in 2021.


What You Need to Know:

The Ride will start and end at Commissioners Park located at 3704 111th St. Naperville, IL 60564 on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

  • ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL. No refunds, exchanges or transfers. The Ride will take place, rain or shine. 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 1, $40 by July 31. After July 31, the price goes up to $50, so register now! Riders are guaranteed a t-shirt if registered by July 21. Ride-day / walk-up registration is available on August 9, 2020.
  • 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 fully staffed with nutritious food & drinks.
  • A light lunch will be served to riders post-ride.
  • Helmets are required for all riders. Safety first.
  • 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!)
  • Proceeds support Rotary Charities.


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 which can be arranged for August 9, 2020. Visit their website for more info.



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



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.


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.



wh-4p-rgbThe Rotary Club of Naperville / Downtown is one of three Rotary Clubs serving Naperville, Illinois. Chartered in February 2007, RCN/ Downtown is a member of Rotary International and District 6450. This is the first year RCN Downtown will be hosting the Rotary Ride.

The Club meets weekly at 4:44PM on most Wednesdays in the Fish Pond at Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House in Main Street Promenade, located at 55 South Main Street in downtown Naperville. Typically, members start arriving at 4:30PM for fellowship and fun, take attendance at 4:44PM and begin the official meeting at 5PM where the focus is on engaging and enlightening programs.

Look for the yellow Rotary signboard in the plaza for directions to the meeting room.  All Rotarians are welcome as well as those community-minded individuals interested in the weekly educational program. The guest fee is $20 which includes delicious appetizers and assorted beverages and/or wine graciously provided by RCN/Downtown and Hugo’s.