Great Strides is now Great Rides Fredericksbug

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

This year we’re turning Great Strides into Great Rides with a car parade to celebrate your efforts towards finding a cure for CF.  We hope you’ll join us at Great Rides.

In addition to the car parade, every 2021 CF Foundation event will feature several virtual components and experiences to help make a difference for people living with cystic fibrosis. 

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:

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

  • Stay in your car at all times.
  • Adhere to the parking map sent to you shortly before the event.
  • 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.
  • Obey all speed limits and traffic laws during the parade.
  • Follow the Line Leader during the parade. 

How do I participate?

Register for Great Rides. Each adult driving in the car parade should register online to receive the latest information on Great Rides.

Register to Participate Virtually. Can’t join us at the car parade? 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! They can drive a car in the car parade or participate virtually. Friends, family, and co-workers can join you virtually from anywhere in the world.

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.

Share your Journey. Wear your event shirt, team shirt, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel while you walk, run, or drive in the parade. 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 (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #GreatStrides to keep the energy and momentum going strong!

Celebrate! Decorate your car in advance, pack up the snacks, and join us for a short presentation and car parade.

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.


Please note: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has gone cashless. 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.