Silver Star Rotary will host its annual Rotary Ride - three different lengths of routes travelling from Vernon to Spallumcheen and back - to raise funds for local charities July 27.

Silver Star Rotary will host its annual Rotary Ride - three different lengths of routes travelling from Vernon to Spallumcheen and back - to raise funds for local charities July 27.

Rotary Ride helps charities

Vernon’s Silver Star Rotary Club hosts the Rotary Ride July 27 at 7 a.m.

North Okanagan organizations hope to wheel into some much-needed funds.

Vernon’s Silver Star Rotary Club hosts the Rotary Ride July 27 at 7 a.m.

The start and finish is at Kin Beach.

There are three routes for participants to choose from: a 66-kilometre ride that goes from Vernon to Armstrong and back; a 95-km cycle that heads out to Salmon River Road; and a 124-km loop from Vernon to Yankee Flats in Spallumcheen and back.

“There will be three water stations en route and also support vehicles provided by Bannister Honda to assist with bike mechanical issues or to pick up riders that can’t complete the ride,” said event spokesperson Wendy Hesketh.

Rotary Ride is a fundraisng event, and the proceeds benefit local charities such as the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, North Okanagan Hospice Society, Vernon and Lumby food banks, CPR training, scholarships and more.

Rotary also supports international projects such as the End Polio Now campaign, and aid to Mexican schools and orphanages.

The cost is $85 per rider which includes a post-ride barbecue, snacks and prizes.

More information, and online registration, can be found at www.rotaryride.ca.