Chicago CF Cycle for Life 2016

Thank you to everyone for a great ride!
Click here to see photos from the ride on our Facebook page.

Save the Date for next year! August 19, 2017


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 10, 30 or 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 (See RouteDownload Cue Sheet) 
30 mile start: 8:00am (See RouteDownload Cue Sheet) 
10 mile start 9:00am (See RouteDownload Cue Sheet) 
Fully supported 10, 30 and 65 mile route with fully stocked rest stops, support and gear vehicles, and bike mechanics on the route.

Click here to view the Route and Rest Stop Information.

Current Registration Fee: $45

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.


Thank you to our Bike Shop Sponsors
CF Cycle for Life is supported by bike shops across the Chicagoland area, offering their expertise and help in pre-event tune ups, bike rentals, day-of bike mechanics, and training opportunities.
Click here to see our list of bike shops who are supporting the event.

Day of activities at Kuipers Family Farm: 
- Farm animals 
- 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.

Hotel Room Block 
Hampton Inn & Suite Chicago/St. Charles 
2875 Foxfield Road, Saint Charles, IL 60174 
$119 per night 
*When booking mention the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Group Code CHXCFF!

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 -  Top Team 30K Team Max ($35,646.00)
  2 -  Top Team 15K Dashing for Dash ($17,875.00)
  3 -  Top Team 5K Michele's Mile Markers ($8,453.90)
  4 -  Top Team 5K TEAM BP ($8,157.62)
  5 -  Rocketing to the Cure ($4,810.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Max Knipstein ($16,405.00)
  2 -  Peter Leonteos ($14,055.00)
  3 -  Julie Knipstein ($6,335.00)
  4 -  Nick Colletti ($6,153.90)
  5 -  Richard Gray ($4,050.00)

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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: $135,000.00

Raised: $131,035.24

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Ride Details

Date: August 20, 2016
Check-in: 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Start Time: 65 Mile- 7AM 30 Mile- 8AM, 10 Mile - 9AM
Route Mileages: 30 & 65 Miles
Chapter: Chicago
Event Location: Kuipers 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.

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