Chicago CF Cycle for Life 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 the Western Suburbs. The CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 10, 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.

Click here to reserve your room for the event!

Registration: 6:00am 
65 mile start: 7:00am 
30 mile start: 8:00am 
10 mile start: 9:00am
Fully supported 10, 30 and 65 mile route with fully stocked rest stops, support and gear vehicles, and bike mechanics on the route.

Current Registration Fee: $35*

Registration Fee Schedule:
03/01 - 08/05: $35 
080/6 - 08/19: $45 

Route Maps
10 Miles
30 Miles
65 Miles

Fundraising Minimum: $150 (Registration fees are not included in fundraising minimum.)
Turn in your 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! 

Minimum Pledge Requirement Policy: The minimum pledge requirement of $150 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 $671. 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.

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.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 15K Team Max ($28,550.00)
  2 -  Top Team 15K Dashing for Dash ($23,909.00)
  3 -  Top Team 5K TEAM BP ($8,510.00)
  4 -  Top Team 5K Team Rosie ($6,005.00)
  5 -  RUM's Riders ($4,900.01)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Peter Leonteos ($13,800.00)
  2 -  Julie Knipstein ($10,475.00)
  3 -  Steve Knipstein ($4,970.00)
  4 -  Caitlin Thorsen ($4,225.01)
  5 -  Andrew Simpson ($4,100.00)

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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: $150,000.00

Raised: $110,826.81

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Ride Details

Date: 8/19/2017
Check-in: 6:00 am
Start Time: 65-7AM 30 Mile-8AM 10 Mile-9AM
Route Mileages: 10, 30 & 65
Chapter: Greater Illinois - Chicago Chapter
Event Location: Kuipers Family Farm,
Maple Park, IL
Event Coordinator Name: Michelle Minardi
Event Coordinator Email: mminardi@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 312.236.4491 x 111

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