Great Strides is now Great Rides

We can’t wait to bring the CF community together for Great Rides! 

This year we’re turning Great Strides into a Great Rides Drive-in Event with a car parade around the interior track at Canterbury Park, to celebrate your efforts towards finding a cure for CF.  We hope you’ll join us at Great Rides.

In addition to the drive-in event on Sunday, May 2nd, every 2021 CF Foundation event will feature several virtual components and experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis.

With the safety of our community as a top priority, we are planning a fun and exciting event day by hosting an in-person drive-in event in each of our three states.

Stay up to date on how our chapter plans to safely bring the community together and make CF stand for Cure Found by registering today.

Great Rides Important Details:

Location: Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN, at (Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee, MN 55379). See Google Maps directions here.

For your safety and the safety of all attendees, please:

  • Stay in your car at all times.
  • On site parking volunteers will direct cars to park in every other spot to avoid close contact with other cars.
  • Do not tailgate or throw things between cars.
  • Wear a seatbelt while your car is in motion and do not hang out of a sunroof.

How do I participate?

Register for Great Rides. Each adult at the drive-in event should register online to receive the latest information on Great Rides. Whether you’re able to join us in-person at one of our three drive-in locations on May 2nd or will join us virtually on walk day, register today and help us stay the course in advancing our mission.

Register to Participate Virtually. Can’t join us at the drive-in event? Register and participate virtually to help the CF Foundation stay the course and advance our mission in an uncertain time.

Recruit. Recruit others to participate with you! Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world. Virtual or in-person participation is crucial to building our Great Strides community.

Fundraise. Fundraise online by leveraging the tools in the Participant Center, the Fight CF mobile app, and Facebook to reach your goal. Create a virtual passion fundraising event by developing a fundraising event through your favorite hobby, activity, or passion. Need ideas to get started? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at

Share your Journey. Wear your event shirt, team shirt, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel while you walk, run, or go to the drive-in event. Track your activity leading up to the event on the Fight CF mobile app so you and your team can participate together and with others across the country. 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 Minnesota-Dakotas chapter, and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate on Event Day!

Join us as we safely gather in-person in May 2nd at a drive-in in Minnesota, North Dakota, or South Dakota. Decorate your car in advance, pack up the snacks, and join us for a short presentation on walk day!

If you can’t be there in-person, join us virtually! You’re a key member of this community, and all are welcome to join. Stay tuned for more drive-in details!

Thank you Sponsors

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

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


Contact the Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter at


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.