Chicago's 2021 CF Cycle for Life

2021 Cycle for Life Event photo

About CF Cycle for Life

We can’t wait to bring the CF community together for CF Cycle for Life!

Register. Register today to participate in this year’s CF Cycle for Life event and help us stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time. Stay up to date on how our chapter plans to safely bring the community together to celebrate the strength of our community and passion to find a cure for all people living with cystic fibrosis.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you in person or virtually from anywhere in the world.

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF mobile app, and Fundraise on Facebook to reach your goal. Suggested Fundraising Minimum: $200.

Share your Journey. Wear a CF Cycle for Life shirt, team jersey, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, while you cycle in your neighborhood to train and ride in person on event day! Track your activity on the Fight CF mobile app so you and your team can ride together and with others across the country. Share how you are 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 hashtag #CFCycleforLife to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate. Join us for our in-person ride and then for a virtual celebration a couple days after the event! Contact the chapter to learn more.

Event Details to Mark on Your Calendar.

In-person Ride: Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at Kuipers Family Farm

Virtual Celebration: Sunday, August 29th, 2021 on Chicago’s Facebook Live to celebrate our fundraising successes!

Thank you Sponsors

We want to thank our generous national sponsors - gold national sponsor, AbbVie, our silver national sponsors, Vertex, Genentech, and Gilead. Thank you, American Airlines, our Outstanding Corporate Supporter.

We also want to thank our local sponsors who continue to help 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 understanding.

Events may be subject to change at any time, based on health concerns, including concerns based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. In these instances when events are moved to a virtual format, sponsorship benefits may be adjusted to suit the virtual format.

Top Teams

  1 -  Top Team 30K Dashing for Dash ($33,815.00)
  2 -  Top Team 10K Team Max ($13,700.00)
  3 -  Top Team 5K Alfreya's Warriors ($9,851.00)
  4 -  Top Team 5K Deb's Cyc-Os ($6,430.00)
  5 -  Team Rosie ($4,265.00)

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Top Cyclists

  1 -  Peter Leonteos ($29,450.00)
  2 -  Steve Knipstein ($12,500.00)
  3 -  BJ Krech ($8,436.00)
  4 -  John Lake ($3,650.00)
  5 -  Rosie Woods ($3,265.00)

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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: $50,000.00

Raised: $86,724.29

Donate Now

Ride Details

Date: August 28, 2021
Check-in: 6:15 AM
Start Time: 60-Mile - 7:00 AM | 30-Mile - 8:00 AM | 10-Mile - 9:00 AM
Route Mileages: 60*, 30, and 10 miles;*Due to 2021 permitting constraints, those who opt to ride the 60-mile route will be riding the 30-mile route twice*
Chapter: Illinois Chapter - Chicago Office
Event Location: Kuipers Family Farm,
Maple Park, IL
Event Coordinator Name: Katie Reardon
Event Coordinator Email: kreardon@cff.org
Event Coordinator Phone: (872) 265-1010

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 Fight CF Mobile App today!

Available on the iPhone App Store

Android App on Google Play

Top Teams

    Top Cyclists