The San Diego Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is gearing up to roll out the new fundraising event, the Aptalis CF Cycle for Life. The cycling event empowers participants to take action and raises critical funds for life-saving research, education and care programs for cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease.
The Aptalis CF Cycle for Life event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, with the race beginning at Mira Costa College in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Riders can choose to participate in a 32-mile, 62-mile or 70-mile course.
Local bike shop Ranch Cycles, located in Del Rayo Village, is providing training rides every Sunday before the Oct. 29 race to get participants well-prepared. The training rides will leave from the shop at 16089 San Dieguito Road (in the Fairbanks Ranch area) at 9 a.m. on Sundays.
Funds raised through Cycle for Life will go toward cystic fibrosis research and care. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, the median predicted age of survival is more than 37 years old.
“With so much promising research on the horizon, it’s more important than ever that we raise every dollar we can to fight CF and improve the lives of people with this disease,” said Maria Olson, executive director for the CF Foundation’s San Diego Chapter. “We are grateful for the contributions of each volunteer, donor and corporate sponsor who supports the Aptalis CF Cycle for Life. Every cyclist is doing their part in this life-saving effort and at the same time enjoying an amazing route.”
To help fight CF, get involved in the Aptalis CF Cycle for Life by calling the San Diego Chapter at (858) 452-2873 or visit