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Charity road bike ride set for Saturday

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Cycling Rotarians invited area cyclists to participate in the 2016 Ride to End Polio in WNC with a ride from Ingles supermarket in Etowah at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

The ride requires no registration and no charge. It’s an informal ride of about 35 miles for a cup of coffee in Brevard. Cyclists can help immunize a child in Asia or Africa with a gift of just 60 cents to Rotary’s End Polio Now! campaign. Fast and no-drop groups will be available on Nov. 19. A contribution to end polio can be made at the start of the ride or on-line at
The 2015 Ride to End Polio raised $13 million nationally for Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. The Bill Gates Foundation more than matches cyclists’ contributions. The local ride is not an Ingles or Rotary-sponsored event and not sanctioned by any organization. It’s just cycling with friends and a couple of Rotarians to end polio. For more information, contact Rotarian Dick Miley at