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Aptalis CF Cycle for LifeĀ® - Erie

Event Overview

Aptalis CF Cycle For Life Trademark
September 15, 2012
Frontier Park
West 6th Street
Erie, PA

WPOO Cycle

About the Event:

Join us for our 2nd annual bike tour in Erie! This year's ride will be a memorable one through some of the most scenic terrain in the Erie County area, starting and finishing at beautiful Frontier Park. The route will travel along the Bayfront and into the great countryside of Erie county including North East's wine country. You have a choice of two mileage options: 65 miles or a less challenging 30 mile route. Cycle at your own pace...this is not a race!

Your registration includes fundraising and day of support, commemorative long sleeved t-shirt and a one of a kind experience! Raise $750 or more to receive this year's CF Cycle for Life Jersey! We require cyclists to raise a minimum of $165 to participate in the CF Cycle for Life. With the help of volunteers like you, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is able to fund vital research and therapies for those affected by CF.

Event Day:
7:00 am 65 mile Registration Opens
8:00 am 65 mile start
8:00 am 30 mile Registration Opens
9:00 am 30 mile start
12:00 Picnic

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 14: $15

Regular Registration August 15-September 14: $25

Late Registration (Event Day) September 15: $35

See registration capabilities at top of page to create your own webpage to solicit donations. For additional questions or concerns, please call Erin at 800-FIGHT-CF ext 857 or

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.

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 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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Sponsored by:

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Thank You To Our Sponsor:

McClymonds-Wallace Trucking and Supply Company

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.
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