Cincinnati CF Cycle for Life 2020 Virtual Event

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.

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About CF Cycle for Life

To protect the health and well-being of the cystic fibrosis community during this time, the 2020 CF Cycle for Life scheduled for August 22nd is transitioning to a virtual event. Follow us on Facebook for updates! 

We Are Going Virtual!

Take the Challenge. Beginning July 27, 2020 through September 29, 2020, we challenge you to ride 65 miles in honor of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 65th Anniversary. Whether you split it up between days or knock it out all at once, everyone can support the 65 Roses Challenge! Log your miles on STRAVA to track your activity so we can all ride together and celebrate milestones along the way! During this uncertain time, we remain committed to finding a cure for CF and know we can get there with your support.

1. Register for the Virtual CF Cycle for Life 

Start or join a team, or sign up as an individual for the Virtual CF Cycle for Life at no cost. Any registration fees paid prior to this announcement will be credited to your fundraising efforts. Registering for the ride allows you to receive up-to-date information about the CF Cycle for Life challenges and prizes!

2. Invite others to join your team

Even though we will not be riding together in person, we believe we are stronger together and encourage you to grow your team! Recruit others to participate with you at a safe distance or even from another state. All kinds of bikes are welcome: road, mountain, tandem, stationary, etc.!

3. Fundraise toward CFF’s mission to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis

Across all our local endurance events, CF Cycle for Life, Team CF and Great Strides, we are asking you to help us reach our local 65 Roses Challenge goal by committing to raise $650 as an individual between July 27, 2020 and September 29, 2020.  While fundraising is not required this year, if you donate or fundraise $65 during the challenge as a registered participant, you will receive a CFF Fandana! Your commitment, no matter how big or small, makes a big difference in the fight for a cure for CF.

Click here to see the great CFF branded incentives you will receive for completing this challenge. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal.

4. Share your Journey

Wear your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, custom team shirt, or a past CF Cycle for Life jersey while you ride. Share how you’re participating in the 65 Roses Challenge by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag the Greater Cincinnati & Dayton CF Chapter and the CF Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtags: #CFCycleforLife, #65RosesChallenge or #Together65 to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

View photos from last year’s ride!

5. Celebrate! We want to celebrate you and your accomplishments in the 65 Roses Challenge! On Saturday, October 3rd at 10AM, our chapter will host a local virtual 65 Roses Challenge Celebration ceremony. More details to come. At the conclusion of the challenge, you’ll receive a certificate of completion and the option to redeem a reward 30 days post event.

Additional Event Details:

65 Roses Challenge Dates: Monday, July 27 – Tuesday, September 29th

65 Roses Challenge Celebration: October 3rd at 10am

National Celebration, “Together: Now” October 6th at 7pm

Thank you Sponsors!


Natalie Riusech: nriusech@cff.org | (513) 538-1123

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 5K Team Michael ($9,705.00)
  2 -  Top Team 5K Beccalicious ($7,291.00)
  3 -  Betsy's Buddies ($4,630.00)
  4 -  Riding 4JB ($2,100.00)
  5 -  Ben Jammin ($740.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Raymond Poole ($7,116.00)
  2 -  Susan Klenk ($5,190.00)
  3 -  Gregory Winkler ($3,430.00)
  4 -  Erin Molden ($2,905.00)
  5 -  Jenny Bulach ($2,100.00)

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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: $120,000.00

Raised: $27,976.00

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Ride Details

Date: 9/29/2020
Check-in: N/A
Start Time: Anytime
Route Mileages: 65 Miles for 65 Roses Challenge
Chapter: Greater Cincinnati
Event Location: Virtual Event Indoors/Outdoors,
Hamilton, OH
Event Coordinator Name: Natalie Riusech
Event Coordinator Email: nriusech@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: (513) 538-1123

Print Cycle Details Map

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