Contact: Alan Plater
24
Oct
2020
Norfolk Sunrise
ON
Canada

Support Alan Plater as he Rides for RCNS in the Pedal for Polio Plus Event

This event has evolved from the Tour du Lac event which involved three consecutive annual three-day cycling events to raise funds for the new home of the Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre in Fonthill.  Tour du Lac was organized by Rotary District 7090 2020-21 Governor Frank Adamson.
 
The events involved 24 riders each year with all riders placed into teams of six cyclists.  The cyclists each completed a cycling distance of 105-110km per day on days one and two, and 65km on day three, as part of a six-person peloton distance of 285km during the three-day ride around Lake Ontario.
 
The events were successful in meeting the goal of raising a total of $250,000 for the Wellspring capital campaign.  In addition, the Rotary Club of Fonthill contributed $25,000 sponsoring the construction of the front veranda.
 
This year DG Frank is launching Dr. Ron Mergl Memorial Pedal for Polio Plus event, which is featured on the home page of the District webpage.  It consists of a bike ride from each side of the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, ON and Niagara Falls, NY to NOTL for the Canadians and to Youngstown for the Americans.  The fundraising goal is $200,000 USD.  The event culminates with this ride on Saturday, October 24, 2020, World Polio Day.
 
The Rotary Club of Fonthill has a team of five riders preparing to participate in this event.  Frank is challenging other clubs to do the same.  We may be limited to 2 riders per club on October 24 but the goal is for club riders to accumulate a total of 70 miles on the U.S. side and 90 kilometers on the Canadian side during the month.  The key to achieving the fundraising goal is that each club raises $100US per member in pledges to the cyclists from their club.