Pittsburgh CF Cycle for Life

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About Our CF Cycle for Life

The 2024 CF Cycle for Life event is heading to the GAP trail again! The event will offer multiple distance options with support so that you can challenge your mind and body while having a whole lotta fun. This ride will be fully supported with bike techs, rest stops, and a fantastic Finish Line Festival with food and beverages to refuel from your ride.

Every CF Cycle for Life participant is committed to helping advance a cure for cystic fibrosis. By joining us at CF Cycle for Life you can help us reach this lifesaving goal.

Important Notes:

    •    Helmets are required for ALL riders.
    •    Riders must be 16 years of age or older to participate in-person.
    •    Riders 16-18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
    •    There is no age requirement for virtual riders.

View our 40 mile training and group ride schedule here, and our 65 mile schedule here.

Cycle for Life will host 3 different routes this year.

65 Miles

Registration Time: 6:00 am
Shuttle departs at 6:30 am

Start in Connellsville and cycle the beautiful GAP trail to the Finish Line Festival on Washington’s Landing.  There are accommodations at the start line if you would like to spend the night, or use our shuttle to take you to Connellsville the morning of the event.  Registration opens at 6am at Washington’s Landing (600 Waterfront, 15222) and shuttle departs at 6:30. Riders will begin their ride at the Yough Park in Connellsville at 8:15am.

For a shuttle request, complete this form, https://afasignup.formstack.com/forms/miles_cycling_and_shuttle2024.

40 Miles 

Registration Time is 9:00 am
Start time is 10:00 am

Riders will begin and end at Washington’s Landing (600 Waterfront, 15222) and cycle through the city on the River Front Trails to meet the GAP trail, turning around in McKeesport. This ride is enough of a challenge for an intermediate cyclist while enjoying the views that the city has to offer.

14 Miles

Registration Time is 9:00am
Start Time is 10:30 am

Would you like to have a beautiful ride through the city on the River Front Trails but you are not ready to tackle many miles?  This ride is perfect for you.  Riders will begin and end at Washington’s Landing (600 Waterfront, 15222) doing a loop utilizing the trails and bridges. 

Finish Line Festival on Washington’s Landing – Celebrate your success with a delicious lunch buffet provided by BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, beverages provided by Brew Gentleman with games and entertainment at the Finish Line Festival!


Toolkit – for more information on the routes and rest stops – visit our Cycle for Life toolkit.

Get to know the GAP trail-- we have rest stops and bike techs along the way but there are also spots for bathrooms and bike repair on the trail!

At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we commit to equity, racial justice, diversity, and inclusion as core principles guiding our efforts to provide all people with CF the opportunity to live long, fulfilling lives. We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please be aware that a 3-week notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for the Foundation to arrange. If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please go to www.cff.org/chapters and email or call your local chapter office.

Pet Policy

For events where pets are welcome: be respectful of other event attendees and only bring well-behaved pets; keep pets on leash at all times; follow the pet policies of the local park or venue; and clean-up after your pet. Pets must be current on all required vaccinations. Pet owners assume full responsibility for their pets.

A thank you to our sponsors

Our events wouldn’t be possible without the support of our national sponsors: AbbVie  and Vertex, and our national peer-to-peer silver sponsors. We also recognize American Airlines, our outstanding corporate supporter.

We also want to thank our local sponsors PennEnergy and Howard Concrete Pumping who continue to help advance our mission.

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In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards.

Events may be subject to change based on health or safety concerns. If an event is moved to virtual, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to fit that format. If an event is cancelled your local contact will reach out to discuss options.

Top Teams

  1 -  Amelia's Angels ($1,344.00)
  2 -  Johnny's Angels ($500.00)
  3 -  Clayton's Army ($430.00)
  4 -  CF Gravel Warriors ($301.52)
  5 -  Howard Concrete Pumping ($300.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Dan Vater ($1,000.00)
  2 -  Justin Schell ($500.00)
  3 -  Ryan Dunbar ($344.00)
  4 -  Stan Lamoy ($301.52)
  5 -  Chad Himmler ($265.00)

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Congratulations to our 65 Roses Champions

Become a 65 Roses Champion by raising $1,000. Together, let's make CF stand for Cure Found.

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: $87,500.00

Raised: $7,524.52

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Ride Details

Date: September 8, 2024
Check-in: varies by route
Start Time: varies by route
Route Mileages: 3-4 options
Chapter: Western Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Event Location: WPA Chapter Office,
Pittsburgh, PA
Event Coordinator Name: Jenni Franz
Event Coordinator Email: jfranz@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 412-321-4422

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

Local Sponsors

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