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Executive Director, Laurelle Whiteley
Northern California Chapter
455 Market Street
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San Francisco, CA, 94105
T: (415) 989-6500
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Aptalis CF Cycle For LifeĀ®

Event Overview

Aptalis CF Cycle For Life Trademark

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Start/Stop Location: Start Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason St. (the Presidio) San Francisco, CA
        Ride with three-time U.S.
Pro-Cycling National Champion
        Fast Freddie Rodriguez
About the Event:
Join three-time pro cycling U.S. national champion Fast Freddie Rodriguez at the 2nd AnnualAptalis CF Cycle For Life®! Enjoy this rare opportunity to ride with one of cycling's leading professionals as we ride across San Francisco's spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and through Marin County. Choose between two mileage options: 35 miles or 75 miles. Cycle at your own pace...this is not a race. Don't miss out, register today and help us make CF stand for Cure Found.

This premier cycling event 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 event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

For more information contact Tiffany Kerns at 415.949.6500 or

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

To learn more about other Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® rides across the country, click here:
How To Get Your Wheels in Motion:


Registration fee only $25.
Fundraising minimum $150.
• 35 & 75 miles: Check-in opens at 6:30 a.m. & Route opens at 7:30 a.m.

Whether you choose the 35 or the 75 mile route, you will enjoy well-marked and monitored routes. Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® events provide 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!

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:

Bike Safety Inspection
Training Rides 
Fundraising Support
Day of Support
Supporting Bike Shops


Cyclist Guide
Top Teams


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 Jerseys
Earn the Official 2011 Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® Jersey by Raising $750

Long-Sleeved Event Shirt
Earn the Official 2011 Aptalis CF Cycle For Life® Long-Sleeved Event Shirt by Raising the Fundraising Minimum

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