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What is Fight For Air Ride?

The Fight For Air Ride is a ride like no other and is truly the Midwest's Premier Bike Ride. Cyclists of all levels will gather to ride their bicycles approximately 50 miles per day for up to three days, through scenic rural communities of northern Illinois, and the breathtaking, beautiful rolling hills of southern Wisconsin. 

Each night, our riders are pampered at the luxurious Abbey Resort and Spa on Lake Geneva. During their stay, participants enjoy the perks of the resort including the pool, tennis courts, spa amenities and the marina setting.

Registration Fees and Fundraising Minimums

Fight For Air Ride participants are responsible for collecting the fundraising minimum associated with the size of their team as of Monday, June 4, 2018, (see below for fundraising minimums). Participants have until Event Check-In (Friday, June 8, 2018 or Saturday, June 9, 2018) to raise the fundraising minimum, or pay the outstanding amount. If a Rider is unable to attend, it is his/her responsibility to find someone to take his/her place AND commit to raising the fundraising minimum. If a Rider is unable to ride due to injury, but is still able to attend the event, he/she will still be provided a room and meals at the Abbey Resort. 

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*Non-refundable and non-transferable registration fees are required at the time of registration. 

*Credit card donations cannot be split among participants once the donations have been entered online. For example, Grandma B donated $100 to Team Gifts. The $100 donation cannot be split 50/50 to Susie and Johnny. The full $100 can be moved to someone, but it cannot be divided.

2-Day Riders versus 3-Day Riders

Whether you're a 2-Day or 3-Day Rider, the starting line is at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL. If you are a 3-Day Rider, you will begin your trip on Friday, June 8th. If you are a 2-Day Rider, you will begin your trek on Saturday, June 9th. If you plan to only ride Friday and Sunday (and use Saturday as a rest day), you must register as a 3-Day Rider. 2-Day Riders must participate on Saturday and Sunday. There is not a Friday/Saturday option for 2-Day Riders.

Room Accommodations

Hotel Rooms are based on double occupancy for no additional charge. If you would prefer to room alone or have your family join you, there is an additional fee per night for a single room. $200 for 2-day Riders and $300 for 3-day Riders. Requests for single rooms are based on a first come, first served basis. Requests will be met based on availability.

Fundraising Incentives

Fight For Air Ride Team Challenge! The Fight For Air Ride Team Challenge features discounted fundraising minimums for teams. Rally your team to ride for clean air and healthy lungs! See above for team fees and fundraising minimums. Go Above and Beyond to Earn a Jersey! Raise $1,500 or more to earn an official Fight For Air Jersey! Funds must be collected by July 1st to qualify. Based on individual fundraising.  


Participants: Meals are provided for registered participants only. Participants will be provided with an event wristband that identifies them as a participant. Wristbands will be required to enter event meals and events. Participants will not be reimbursed for meals they do not attend.

Guests: Meal tickets for guests can be purchased during online registration or by calling the Special Events Staff at 312-781-1100. 

Guest Meals Available:

  • Friday Dinner (Outdoor Barbeque)  l  $30.00
  • Saturday Breakfast  l  $20.00 each
  • Saturday Dinner (Fight For Air Celebration)  l  $35.00 each
  • Sunday Breakfast  l  $20.00 each

The Abbey Resort and surrounding area is home to a variety of restaurants. We encourage you to plan ahead for family members or guests who may accompany you at the Abbey Resort. For restaurant information, please visit

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