Rotary Pedals Out Polio – June 24 Bike Run Set

Over the past 20 years, Rotary members have immunized more than two billion children against polio in more than 125 countries worldwide. Prior to Rotary’s involvement, more than 1,000 children were infected every day with this crippling disease. Thanks to Rotary, cases of polio worldwide have been reduced by 99% to only 1,000 cases per year, and only 3 countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria are not polio free.

To raise money for this Polio eradication initiative, the Emporium, Coudersport and Galeton Rotary Clubs are sponsoring Route 16 of the ROTARY PEDALS OUT POLIO BIKE RIDE scheduled for Sunday, June 24th, and participants are asked to pre-register for the event online at, or by calling Joe white:(Cell) 814-360-1544; (Office) 814-765-1611 Ext. 5516; (Home) 814-765-1859.

The (3) local routes include:
EMPORIUM (8:00a.m.) COUDERSPORT (noon) GALETON (3:15 p.m.)
Emporium, PA – Sheetz, Main St – 8:00 am (breakfast)

Leave: Emporium, PA – Sheetz, Main St at 9:00 am to Coudersport, PA

Arrive: Coudersport, PA – American Legion, 2 Buffalo St at 12:00 pm (lunch)

Leave: Coudersport, PA at 1:00 pm to Galeton, PA

Arrive: Galeton, PA – John J Collins Park, Park Lane at 3:15 pm

Leave: Galeton, PA 3:45 pm to Cross Fork, PA

Participants can ride their own bicycles, walk or jog), or they can sponsor a rider and make a tax-deductible donation to “End Polio Now”. Participants may select any portion of Route 16 rather than travel the entire route from Emporium to Cross Forks and all riders are invited to join together at the end point of Route 16 that evening in Cross Fork, PA for a Celebration Dinner starting at 6:00 pm!

To learn more about the Rotary Pedals Out Polio Bike Ride, visit, or by call Joe white:(Cell) 814-360-1544; (Office) 814-765-1611 Ext. 5516; (Home) 814-765-1859.

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