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Aptalis CF Cycle For LifeĀ®

Event Overview

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Thanks to all our cyclists and supporters for making our second annual Cycle For Life a great success!
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Click here to view photos from Cycle for Life 2011.

About the Event:

Join us on Sunday, September 23, 2012 for a one-day ride where hundreds of men and women will come together to particiapte in an event to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.  Participants will have a choice between a half metric ride (32 miles) or a metric century option (62 miles).  Cycle at your own pace!

Our bike ride is a fully supported journey with stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, support and gear (SAG) vehicles, on-site medical services and much more.  This unique ride will allow you to expereince NYC like never before. The routes are designed to allow you to expereince Brooklyn and other parts of NYC in a way that you could not on foot or in a vehicle.  This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure in a tangible and powerful way.

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:

It's easy to register for the second annual CF CYCLE FOR LIFE, just click on the registration button on the right panel of this page.  Once you sign up, how do you raise $250 and much more?  Don't worry!  Fundraising for this event is easily done with all the resources you have available and with the help of our staff!  There are also many ways to reach out to your potential donors - decide which one works best for you.  Our downloadable Fundraising Guide is filled with information and tools to help you get started and to help you reach your goals.

Registration and Fundraising Information

All cyclists must raise a minimum amount of $250 to participate, in addition to the registration fee.  Minimum fundraising is due 30 days after the ride on October 23, 2012.  Registration fees do not count towards the fund-raising minimum and are non-refundable.  Create a team of family, friends and colleagues for added benefits!

Registration Fees:
$25 January 1 - April 30
$35 May 1 - Aug 31st
$50 Sept 1st - Event Day

$250 Minimum fundraising due on or before October 23, 2012.

Registration fees are not tax deductible and do not count towards the fund-raising minimum and are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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:
Fundraise on Facebook 
Fundraising Support
Ride Guide 
Cyclist Guide  
Volunteer Sign Up Form  
Bike Rental Agreement 
Training Ride Schedule  


Top Teams 2011 
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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Brooklyn Brewery

Different Spokes

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.