Pittsburgh CF Cycle for Life 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community and CF Foundation staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, the cystic fibrosis community is finding new ways to come together through virtual experiences. While we will not be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Scroll down to learn more about how to participate in your local 65 Roses Challenge event and contact your local chapter for more details.

Thank you for a wonderful ride in 2019! Click here to see photos from last year.


About CF Cycle for Life

Register to Participate Virtually. Register and participate virtually in Cycle For Life 65 Roses Challenge and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. While we can’t be together in person, we can be together in spirit and participate virtually - showing the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis. There will be no registration fee to participate virtually and any fees paid prior to this announcement will be credited to your fundraising efforts.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you (at a safe distance or even from another state). Now that we are virtual, you can participate anywhere!

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion.

Take the Challenge. Beginning Saturday, August 1 through Sunday, October 4, we challenge you to ride 165 miles. Whether you split it up between days or knock it out at once, everyone can be All in for 165 and support the 65 Roses Challenge! Mileage completed on Cycle Event Day will count! Join our Strava Club, CF Cycle For Life - Pittsburgh to track your activity so we can all ride together, even though this year we will have to be apart.

Share your Journey. Wear your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, custom team t-shirt, or a past event shirt while you cycle. Share how you’re participating by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #CFCycleforLife, #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your participation in the 65 Roses Challenge! At the conclusion of your event you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event. Share your success on social by tagging the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #CFCycleforLife, #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to let everyone know you completed your 65 Roses Challenge.

Additional Event Details:

Challenge Dates: Saturday, August 1 – Sunday, October 4

Cycle Celebration: 10:00 am – Saturday, September 12 on Facebook Live

Closing Announcements: Time TBD – Monday, October 5 on Facebook Live

Location: At Home


Suggested Fundraising Minimum: $200

Thank you Sponsors! We want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help advance our mission –Care and Share Sponsors Mylan and PennEnergy Resources.

Questions? Jean Schieman: jschieman@cff.org | (412) 321.4422

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 10K Howard Concrete Pumping ($11,285.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Amelia's Angels ($8,619.00)
  3 -  Claire's Hope ($3,541.00)
  4 -  Pat Made Us Do This ($3,465.00)
  5 -  Clayton's Army ($2,400.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Shane Terrick ($10,555.00)
  2 -  Stephanie Vater ($5,569.00)
  3 -  John Harvey ($3,095.00)
  4 -  Doreen Smyth ($2,350.00)
  5 -  Ryan Dunbar ($2,050.00)

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65 Roses Champions

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: $70,000.00

Raised: $50,322.65

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Ride Details

Date: 9/13/2020
Start Time: Anytime you would like
Route Mileages: 165 Miles Challenge
Chapter: Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Event Location: Virtual Event,
, PA
Event Coordinator Name: Jean Schieman
Event Coordinator Email: jschieman@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: 412-321-4422

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Local Sponsors

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