Day Of Event Details

Friday  l  June 8, 2018

Three-Day Ride Begins at McHenry County College

Check in for the 2018 Fight For Air Ride! Three-day cyclists are welcome to join us at the outdoor barbeque dinner on Harbor Lawn/Patio at The Abbey Resort for this first official evening of the Fight For Air Ride weekend. Click here to download the full schedule. Highlights of the evening include:

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. 3-Day Rider Registration

8:00 a.m. 3-Day Ride Starting Line Ceremony

8:15 a.m.                                         3-Day Ride Official Group Start

8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                      Have Fun Riding!

11:00 - 2:00 p.m. Arrivals at the Abbey Resort

                • Check-in with a Lung Association staff
                • Check-in at Abbey Resort front desk

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Outdoor Barbeque Dinner (Harbor Lawn/Patio)

In case of rain the barbeque will be held in the Wisconsin Ballroom

                • 6:30 p.m.: Cash bar open
                • 7:00 p.m.: Dinner is served

Saturday  l  June 9, 2018

Two-Day Ride Begins at McHenry County College

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. 2-Day Ride Registration

8:00 a.m.                                         2-Day Ride Starting Line Ceremony 

8:15 a.m. 2-Day Ride Official Group Start


Three-Day Ride Departs from The Abbey Resort

6:00 - 8:00 a.m. 3-Day Breakfast at the Abbey Resort - Sandbar

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 3-Day Ride Departs from the Abbey Resort 

                • Check-out with a Lung Association staff


All Riders

8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Have Fun Riding!

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Arrivals at the Abbey Resort

                • Check-in from the route with the Lung Association staff

6:30 - 10:00 p.m. Mission Dinner - West Shore Pavilio (tent)

                • 6:30 p.m.: Cash bar opens, raffle sales, games and silent auction begin
                • 7 p.m.: Dinner is served


Sunday  l  June 10, 2018

All Riders at The Abbey Resort

6:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Abbey Resort - Harbor Ballroom

8:00 a.m. Ride departs from the Abbey Resort

                • Must check out of hotel room before 8:30 a.m.
                • Check-out with Lung Association staff

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                      Have Fun Riding!

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Arrivals at McHenry County College 

                • Check-in from the route with the Lung Association staff

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Finish Line Party!

Parking and Driving Directions

The Fight For Air Ride begins at McHenry County College, in Crystal Lake, IL. Be on the lookout for signs to indicate where registration is set-up. You will receive a parking pass at check-in to place in your vehicle. Your vehicle will stay in the McHenry County College parking lot in LOT B for the duration of the weekend until we return to Crystal Lake, on Sunday. All Riders must place their parking pass in a visible area on your dashboard to avoid towing/fines. All luggage will be placed on a truck and will be transported to the Abbey. 

If you are participating in the 3-day Ride, you will begin on Friday and end on Sunday. The 2-day Ride begins on Saturday and ends on Sunday.

UM-FY16-CHI-McHenry Map

McHenry County College
8900 US-14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Click here for directions to the event.


  • The top five fundraising individuals will be awarded with a Top Fundraising Team certificate at the Saturday night dinner.
  • The top three Family and Friends fundraising teams and top three Corporate teams will be awarded with a plaque following the Ride and a certificate presentation at the Saturday night dinner. 
  • The top individual fundraiser will be awarded.

Safety Procedures

Only registered participants and volunteers may be on the Ride route. The route is alcohol and tobacco free. An adult must accompany participants below the age of 18 on the route at all times. All participants are required to wear a helmet and follow Illinois/Wisconsin Bicycle Laws.

There are two rest stops on each route stocked with water, Gatorade, and other nutritious snacks. Bike mechanics are available at the Start and Finish lines for pre/post bike checks. If you can't make it to a rest stop, SAG vehicles and the bike mechanics are constantly sweeping the route in case Riders need an extra hand. 

Bike Safety Quiz 

The American Lung Association and the Fight For Air Ride are focused on bicyclist safety, and courtesy to neighbors, where we ride.  Help our ride to be a positive experience for all!  Before the ride, please review relevant laws and skills by taking the Adult Bicyclist quiz at

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