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Chicago CF Cycle for Life 2016

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About CF Cycle for Life

Get your wheels in motion and join us for our Chicago CF Cycle for Life annual bike event as we ride through some of the most picturesque and scenic terrain in Chicago, Illinois. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 30 and 65 miles. From breakfast to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Registration: 6:00am 
65 mile start: 7:00am 
30 mile start: 8:00am 
Fully supported 30 and 65 mile route with fully stocked rest stops, support and gear vehicles, and bike mechanics on the route.

Current Registration Fee: $25

Minimum Fundraising Requirement: $150 
Turn in your $150 fundraising minimum due on or before ride day to earn a long-sleeved official event T-shirt. Raise more money for a chance to earn other great prizes including the official event jersey!  Registration fees are non-transferrable, non-refundable and do not count towards the fundraising minimum.

Day of activities at Kuipers Family Farm: 
- Free hayrides
- Farm animals 
- 20% off in The Orchard Shop 
- Apple Picking 
- Lawn games 

Packet Pick-up & Donation Drop-off:
Cyclists are strongly encouraged to pick-up their packet prior to the morning of the event. Cyclists who raised $750 or more can pick up their jersey at this time as well. On-site packet pick-up and donation drop off will be available for those who are unable to attend at the times below. T-shirts will be available to all cyclists who meet the minimum the morning of the event.

Finish line celebration including: 
- live band 
- beer garden 
- catered lunch 

Contact Michelle Minardi at 312-236-4491 x111 or mminardi@cff.org for more information

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.

Want to Volunteer? 
CF Cycle wouldn't be the great event it is without the help of our many volunteers to assist the cyclists! For more information contact Natalie Richards at nrichards@cff.org or click here.

Top Teams

  1 -  JustbreathforCory ($100.00)
  2 -  Rocketing to the Cure ($100.00)
  3 -  The Incredible Isla ($50.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Maria Baldini-Potermin ($100.00)
  2 -  Michelle Vermeland ($100.00)
  3 -  Amanda Lentz ($50.00)
  4 -  Kathleen Arduino ($0.00)
  5 -  Philip Bird ($0.00)

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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: $165,000.00

Raised: $250.00

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Ride Details

Date: August 20, 2016
Check-in: 6:00 AM
Start Time: 65 Mile—7AM 30 Mile—8AM
Route Mileages: 30 & 65 Miles
Chapter: Chicago
Event Location: Kuiper's Family Farm,
Maple Park, IL
Event Coordinator Name: Michelle Minardi, mminardi@cff.org
Event Coordinator Email: mminardi@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 312-236-4491 x111

Print Cycle Details Map

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

New Mobile App

Download our CF Cycle for Life Mobile App today!

Available on the iPhone App Store

Android App on Google Play

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