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Executive Director, Denise Brownlee
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter
6931 Arlington Road
Suite B
Bethesda, MD, 20814
T: (301) 657-8444
TF: (877) 657-8444
F: (301) 652-9571
Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Chapter

Aptalis CF Cycle For LifeĀ®

Event Overview

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Registration - 7:00 AM
Start - 8:00 AM

65 mile route

30 mile route

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

Click here to view our Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® Video!
How to Get Your Wheels In Motion:

Join the Aptalis CF Cycle For Life®. Cycle with a team of co-workers, friends or family members and make a difference in the lives of those living with cystic fibrosis everyday.

Registration Fees:

02/02/2012 - 08/22/2012: $25
08/23/2012 - 09/22/2012: $35
09/23/2012 - 10/21/2012: $45

*Minimum Pledge Requirement: $200
Turn in your $200 fundraising minimum due on or before event day and receive a long sleeved official event T-shirt. Raise more money for a chance to earn an official event jersey and other great prizes.

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Help Us Get Our Wheels In Motion:

We are looking for experienced cyclists to join our steering committee. Duties might include: mapping the route, planning cyclist training rides and bike clinics, and securing sponsorships for our event. For more information, please contact Amanda Burke at or 301-657-8444 ext. 232.

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.

Volunteers Needed:
CF Cycle For Life provides a fun and exciting environment for volunteers to support riders as the ride for a great cause! We can't do it without our valuable volunteers and offer a variety of pre, day of, and post event opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved. Family and friends make the best volunteers— so please ask yours to join us this year.

Areas where we need help include:
• Check-in/registration
• Rest Stop Attendants
• Route Marshals
• Cheerleaders
• Motorcycle Marshals
• Radio Operators
• Support-and-Gear (SAG) Drivers
• Bicycle Mechanics

For more information, please contact:
Amanda Burke
301-657-8444 ext. n232


 Team Leader Guide
 Cyclist 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.

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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.