PolioPLus Ride Mifflinburg June 4th 2016

This was sent in by member Jeff Coup

“Dear WBC Friends,  I may be in skiing mode now, but I am still thinking about bike riding next spring.  This email is just to ask you to put June 4th on your calendar for a very special bike event.

Five Rotary Clubs near the center of our District are joining together to host a District-Wide PolioPlus challenge event; the 2016 version of Rotary Pedals out Polio to be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016!  The event is for everyone who loves biking, from young to old!The event  features two bicycle rides.

The first is known as a Family Ride.It features a bike ride as short or long as you would like on the scenic Buffalo Valley Rail Trail.  It truly can be a wonder way to spend a great day with your whole family!  The trail goes from Mifflinburg to Lewisburg and is 9 miles one way.  Participants ride any distance they want or ride the whole trail multiple times at their own pace.

The second ride is known as the Jacks Mountain 50.  This is a road ride and is for moderate to advanced bike riders that enjoy some elevation.  The ride is really 47 miles long but we give credit for 50 since it included a ride over Jack’s Mountain in Union County.  This is a ride and not a race.  The 47 miles will be done at a moderate pace so that it can be enjoyed by all the participants.  This ride will be supported by two escort vehicles with snacks and water.

Both rides begin and end at the Mifflinburg Community Park on North 5th St, Mifflinburg, PA.  Registration is from 8-9 am with each ride starting after a short recognition program at 9 am.

We are asking each rider to collect donations between now and June 4th for Rotary’s campaign to eradicate Polio. The suggested minimum donation for each participant is $25 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  The top 3 fundraisers will receive prizes.  The first 100 registrants to check-in on June 4th will receive a coupon for a 10% discount at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company & Restaurant, located along the Rail Trail just two blocks from the ride’s Start/Finish point.

No matter if you do the family ride, the Jack’s Mountain 50, or just support our efforts by becoming a “virtual rider”,  we hope you will support Rotary’s event to assist The Rotary Foundation’s final push to end polio.

To assist us in planning we strongly encourage pre-registering by May 28th using the attached form, however registrations will be accepted the day of the event.

Let’s all work together to End Polio Now!”

Jeff Coup, PDG

District PolioPlus Chairman

Work: 570-742-8736

Cell:  570-412-1436


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