Pittsburgh CF Cycle for Life

Pittsburgh Cycle past riders

About Our CF Cycle for Life

The 2023 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 driven by a dream that all people with cystic fibrosis should have the chance to live a long, healthy life. By joining us at CF Cycle for Life, you can help make a difference for people living with CF. 

Cycle for Life will host 3 different routes this year:

65 Miles – 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. 

Click here for a shuttle request!

40 Miles – 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.  Registration opens at 9am at Washington’s Landing and riders take off at 10am.

14 Miles – 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.  Registration opens at 9am at Washington’s Landing and riders take off at 10:30am.

Finish Line Festival on Washington’s Landing – Celebrate your success with food, beverages, and entertainment at the Finish Line Festival! 

Toolkit – for more information on the routes and rest stops – visit our Cycle for Life toolkit - https://pages.e2ma.net/pages/1781117/35999

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


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Thank you Sponsors.

We want to thank our generous national sponsors - National Silver Sponsors AbbVie and Vertex. Thank you, American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to advance our mission.


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. Thank you for your understanding.

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 -  Top Team 5K Howard Concrete Pumping ($8,665.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Amelia's Angels ($8,394.95)
  3 -  Top Team 5K Pat Made Us Do This ($7,025.00)
  4 -  Top Team 5K BG Cycling Club ($6,905.00)
  5 -  MOTIONAL ($4,595.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Ryan Dunbar ($8,144.95)
  2 -  Shane Terrick ($7,240.00)
  3 -  William Gerber ($4,090.00)
  4 -  Doreen Smyth ($3,725.00)
  5 -  Pat Joseph ($3,100.00)

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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: $100,000.00

Raised: $67,049.20

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Ride Details

Date: August 13, 2023
Check-in: 6:00 AM*65 miles | 9:00 AM*15 miles & 40 miles
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Route Mileages: 15 miles | 40 miles | 65 miles
Chapter: Western Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh
Event Location: Washington's Landing,
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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