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150 Reasons for Cyclists to Keep Riding Through Winter

(October 18, 2017) -

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James Martinez
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Today, the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago launched registration and fundraising for the 33rd Annual Fight For Air Ride.

“Over the next several months, cyclists will train for this fun, challenging ride, while also fundraising to help the 1.8 million people in Illinois who suffer from lung disease,” said Kristen Young, executive director for the Lung Association. “The bike route offers a 150-mile, three-day ride for veteran cyclists, but also allows novice riders to complete a shorter route over two days.”

Taking place June 8 - 10, 2018, the Fight For Air Ride is the Midwest's Premier Bike Ride. More than 200 cyclists of all levels gather to ride approximately 50 miles per day for two or three days through scenic rural communities of Northern Illinois and the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. Along the route, participants enjoy the views of six lakes highlighted by Lake Geneva in Wisconsin. Each night, participants are housed at the Abbey Resort and Spa on Lake Geneva.

Almost ninety cents of every dollar raised will fund research, educational programs and advocacy efforts in the fight against lung disease. Registration is open now at


About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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