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Executive Director:
Mr. Nate Cross
Northern Ohio Chapter
8001 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite 3
Valley View, OH, 44125
T: (216) 901-2873
F: (216) 901-3225
Northern Ohio Chapter

Aptalis CF Cycle For LifeĀ®

Event Overview

Aptalis CF Cycle For Life Trademark
Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Saturday, September 29, 2012
8:00AM / Start: 9:00AM

Start/Finish: Winking Lizard Tavern, Peninsula, OH

winking lizard

About the Event:

The inaugural CF Cycle for Life is a one-day ride along the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Participants will have several scenic route options (to enjoy the fall foliage) ranging from 26 or 40 miles; or an optional 100K (metric century - 62 miles) -- and cycle at their own pace.

This unique charity ride begins and ends in Peninsula, and empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure against cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and experientially powerful way. A registration fee and minimum fundraising commitment are required to participate.

The ride is a fully supported journey with well-stocked rest stops, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, GREAT prizes and much more - followed by a post-ride celebration, at the Winking Lizard Tavern! Training rides and fundraising clinics will be offered throughout the summer -- to make this a fun, worthwhile experience.

For more information, contact the CF Foundation; Northern Ohio Chapter: 5410 Transportation Blvd., Suite 5; Garfield Heights, OH 44125. Phone: (216) 475-CURE (2873).

Participants under the age of 18 are not permitted to participate in the Aptalis CF Cycle For Life®.

Bike helmets are required to ride.

Due to the terrain, we encourage and recommend that our cyclists ride a recreational, mountain, hybrid or cross bike. Road cycles can be ridden on the trail, but are not ideal. Please visit your nearest Century Cycles location for a FREE BIKE SAFETY INSPECTION!

To learn more about other Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® rides across the country, click here:

How to Get Your Wheels In Motion:

Register today as a Cycle Team Leader or Individual Cyclist!

To register as a cyclist, click on the registration tab on the right side of the page.

CF Cycle for Life is a pledge event. In addition to the registration fee we require all cyclists to raise a minimum fundraising amount ($175.00) to participate in the ride.

Registration fees are not tax deductible and do not count towards your fundraising total. Your Minimum Pledge Requirement is tax deductible and must be turned in on or before event date.

If your minimum pledge requirement has not been met, you will have the option of providing a credit card or cash on event day. You will have one month after the event to submit the remaining balance before your credit card is charged.

TIP - When registering you will be asked to state your fundraising goal (which you can change later). You may select any of the amounts from the pull down menu that are ABOVE the ride's minimum fundraising goal. If the minimum fundraising goal is not an option in the pull down menu, you will need to select the shaded block that is immediately above the minimum amount - and then type in any other amount above the minimum.

For everyone's safety, Cycle for Life participants must follow all applicable rules and regulations. Before setting out on the ride please read and familiarize yourself with the Cycle for Life Rules of the road in the cycle guide.

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Team Leader Guide



Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis, individuals with a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia complex shall not attend this event. This is because B. cepacia can be passed between individuals who have CF through close proximity. B. cepacia infection in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death.

Despite this policy, there might still be some individuals with B. cepacia in attendance. B. cepacia is not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals. Learn more about alternative ways in which a person with B. cepacia can participate, or call the CF Foundation at (800) FIGHT-CF. Consult your CF care center physician with medical questions.

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

To participate:

Sponsored by:

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Cycle T shirt
All riders who raise the fundraising minimum will receive the official 2012 CF Cycle for Life event shirt!



Official 2012 CF Cycle for Life Jersey! Special thank you goes out to Andrew Hebert, an avid cyclist and father of two children with CF who is dedicated to raising money for a cure and his sister Paulette Dawson who designed this year's jersey.

Start/Finish Sponsor


Each Thursday
Trailhead Parking Lot
Peninsula - 6:30PM

August 16 - 6:30PM

September 1 - 11AM

September 13 - 6:30PM

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