St. Louis CF Cycle for Life 2016: Fly us to the Cure


About CF Cycle for Life

Unleash your inner top gun and join us for our annual bicycle event (10/1/2016), as we ride through some of the most breathtaking scenery in St. Charles County, MO. Our riders LOVE our unique Start/Finish Location at St. Charles County Smartt Field Airport, home to the Commemorative Air Force and historical artifacts, aircraft and ground support vehicles.

The CF Cycle for Life morning begins with a nutritious breakfast to fuel each rider for the fully-supported ride option of their choice: 25, 50 or Century.  Riders rave about our fully-stocked and themed rest stops that reinvigorate them every 10-12 miles.  You feel completely safe during the ride due to the strong presence of bicycle mechanics, ride marshals, motorcycle marshals & SAG support. When you fly past the finish line and accept your finisher medal to the sounds of cheering volunteers and festive music, you will know that your accomplishment was so much bigger than completing an endurance event: You will have helped fly us closer to the cure; thus, bettering the lives of those affected by cystic fibrosis.  Celebrate your successful mission with fellow riders at the victory party with a delicious meal and beer.  We hope you join us for CF Cycle for Life, which transforms riders into pilots as they steer our quest to cure cystic fibrosis.


25 Mile Route
50 Mile Route
Century Route 

Registration Fee Schedule:
12/04/2015 – 08/26/2016: $15
08/27/2016 – 09/30/2016: $25
Day of Event: 10/01/2016: $35

Fundraising Minimum: $175 (Registration fees are not included in fundraising minimum.)

Minimum Pledge Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $175 is due on or before event day.  If you have met your minimum pledge by the day of the event, we encourage you to keep fundraising.  Reach for the stars and earn great prizes. Even though the minimum is due by the day of the event, you have one month after the event to earn great CF Cycle for Life prizes.  The average amount a participant raises is $590.  Registration fees are non refundable and non transferrable and do not count towards your fundraising minimum. Thank you for adding tomorrows for people with cystic fibrosis.

For more information, please contact Jason Kempen at jkempen@cff.org or 314.733.1241

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Riders ages 16 and up may participate.  

Bike helmets are required to ride.

Learn more about other CF Cycle For Life® rides across the country.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 10K The Staenberg Group ($13,380.00)
  2 -  Top Team 10K SLUCare Cystic Fibrosis Team ($12,796.75)
  3 -  Top Team 10K McCarthy ($10,760.00)
  4 -  Top Team 5K Livs Up Northers ($8,866.00)
  5 -  Top Team 5K Big Shark ($7,175.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Darren Ridenhour ($9,340.00)
  2 -  Mike Nickels ($7,855.00)
  3 -  Ravi Nayak ($7,208.00)
  4 -  Rick Steingruby ($7,000.00)
  5 -  David Duesterberg ($6,471.00)

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Volunteer for the CF Cycle for Life

Would you like to join the volunteer team or do you know someone who would enjoy being a part of a winning team? There are many skill-enhancing and fun volunteer opportunities to experience. The contribution of each volunteer helps make CF Cycle for Life more enjoyable and it helps raise funds to cure cystic fibrosis.

Become a Volunteer

Cycle Goal: $152,000.00

Raised: $125,781.51

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Ride Details

Date: October 1, 2016
Check-in: 7am Century, 9am 50 Miles, 10am 25 Miles
Start Time: 7:30am Century, 10am 50 Miles, 11:00am 25 Miles
Route Mileages: 25, 50, Century
Chapter: Gateway Chapter
Event Location: St. Charles County Smartt Field Airport,
Portage Des Sioux, MO
Event Coordinator Name: Jason Kempen, jkempen@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 314-733-1241

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Please convert cash donations into a money order or check before mailing or bringing to the event.

Local Sponsors

New Mobile App

Download our CF Cycle for Life Mobile App today!

Available on the iPhone App Store

Android App on Google Play