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Minneapolis, MN, 55403
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Minnesota Chapter

Aptalis CF Cycle For LifeĀ®

Event Overview

Aptalis CF Cycle For Life Trademark
September 22, 2012

Brackett's Crossing Country Club
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN 55044

Schedule of Events
Friday 9/21:
Early Registration at Urban Tri
820 West 50th Street Minneapolis, MN 55419
from 10am-7pm

Saturday 9/22:
7am - check in & light breakfast
8am - 32 mile & 63 Mile rides start
Lunch served post-ride at Finish Line (Bracketts Crossing)
2pm - Route Sweep

Please note:
- Personal motorized vehicles along the route are prohibited
- Lunch will be available to non-riders and spectators for $15 per person
- All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

CF Cycle For Life Picture

About the Event:

Join the Minnesota Chapter for our first annual Cycle for Life bike tour!  Our inaugural ride will happen on Saturday September 22, 2012.  This route will not only challenge you physically, but it will take you through some of the most beautiful Minnesota countryside during the peak of Fall.  You have a choice of two mileage options: a 62 mile route or a 32 mile route.  Cycle at your own pace...this is not a race!

62 Mile Route: Map
32 Mile Route: Map 

Your registration includes training rides, a commemorative long sleeved t-shirt, breakfast and lunch the day of the race along with a truly memorable experience! 

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

Whether you choose the 25-30 or the 65 mile route, you will enjoy well-marked and monitored routes. The Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® event provides superior SAG (Support and Gear), which are roaming vehicles on the route that can help you with any bike issues, supply you with food and/or water, or take you to the next rest stop or finish line. The routes have fully stocked rest stops, professional bike mechanics, experienced medical and traffic control teams, smiling volunteers, and wonderful food and drinks!  The route itself will be well-marked with mile markers every ¼ of a mile to help keep cyclists safe. 

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:

Registration Dates and Fees are as follows:
Early Registration through August 31: $25
Regular Registration September 1-21: $45
Day-Of Event Registration September 22: $55

Click on the “Register” button near the upper right of this page to create your own webpage to solicit donations and keep track of your fundraising progress. 

For additional questions or concerns, please call event director Jessica Frier at 651-631-3290 or send her an email at

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.

We require cyclists to raise a minimum of $200 to participate in the  Cycle For Life® tour.  With the help of volunteers like you, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is able to fund vital research and therapies for those affected by cystic fibrosis.

If your minimum pledge requirement has not been met by September 22, 2012, you will have the option of providing either 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.

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Cyclist Guide
Team Leader Guide 
Day of Event 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:

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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.





Finish Line

Trail Head