Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Click here for homepage
Stay Informed  |  Volunteer  |  Clinical Trials

In This Section

Contact Us

Executive Director:
Melodee Pomerantz
Iowa Chapter
4150 Westown Parkway
Suite #203
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
T: (515) 252-1530
TF: (800) 798-5151
F: (515) 327-8990
Iowa Chapter

Aptalis CF Cycle For LifeĀ® - Cedar Rapids

Event Overview

Aptalis CF Cycle For Life Trademark

Cedar Valley Nature Trail
CF Cycle For Life Picture

About the Event:
Join us for this exciting bike tour as we ride through some of the most scenic terrain in the Cedar Rapids area. Help support critical funding in the fight to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. You have a choice of two mileage options:30 miles or 60 miles. Cycle at your own pace. The CF Cycle For Life is fully-supported with well-stocked rest stops, bike mechanics, ride marshals, breakfast, lunch and so much more. Don't miss out on the fun!
Event Day Schedule:
7 am: 60 mile check-in opens
8 am: Official 60 mile start
8 am: 30 mile check-in opens
9 am: Official 30 mile start

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

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

How to Get Your Wheels In Motion:

Individual Registration Fee - $25 06/01/2012-08/31/2012
Individual Registration Fee - $35 08/31/2012-10/05/2012
Individual Registration Fee - $45 10/06/2012-10/06/2012

Join the CF Cycle for Life. Cycle with a team of co-workers, friends or family members and make a difference. Minimum pledge requirement is $200. Turn in your $200 fundraising minimum due on or before October 6, 2012 to earn a long-sleeved official event T-shirt. Raise more money for a chance to earn an official event jersey and other great prizes!

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.

We Will Support You:

Fundraising Support
Fundraise on Facebook



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:
Rider Login
Find a Rider

Sponsored by:

Aptalist Logo


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.
Contact Us