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Indoor cycling event benefits CF research

On Saturday, Aug. 18, people across the Valley will join a national effort to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis (CF) a rare, genetic disease that progressively limits the ability to breathe and ultimately causes premature death.

The Arizona chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the first in the country to work with indoor cycling studios to host CF Cycle for Life: Spin Edition, a new version of the popular outdoor cycling event.

“CF Cycle for Life: Spin Edition provides an opportunity for people who don’t own a bike or who can’t commit to a 20-mile road ride to make a difference in the lives of people living with cystic fibrosis,” said Karli Newman, senior Development Director, Arizona Chapter. “An indoor event means all fitness levels may participate, the time commitment is no more than an hour, and those as young as 14 may register. It’s an energizing experience with passionate instructors, upbeat music, and every participant helping us advance our mission of finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.”

Seven studios across the Phoenix metropolitan area will donate their time and instructor talent for a morning or afternoon class dedicated to the event. Among them are Reformed Central, 5555 N. 7th St. (12-12:45 p.m.), and Sweatshop on Central, 100 e. Camelback Road (12:30-1:15 p.m.) A member of the CF community will share their story at each location, and a post-ride celebration takes place from 3-5 p.m. at Helio Basin Brewing Company, 3935 E. Thomas Road.

For more information or to register, visit www.cycleforlife.org.

 

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