Join us on a mission to make a difference for everyone who breathes. We are very excited to announce that on May 07, 2022 we will be riding back in Talkeetna and will offer our four traditional ride lengths: 100m, 60m, 25m, 10m and the virtual option to Cycle Your Way. This cycling event is perfect as a personal challenge, an opportunity to explore your community, and a way to stay active. The in-person and Cycle Your Way options both have amazing support throughout the event! We provide superb organization, beautiful routes, numerous social events, regular training challenges, excellent fundraising support, and more!
Our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease is in hyper-drive as we face down COVID-19 through our COVID-19 Action Initiative. The dollars our riders are raising are making a difference at this critical time.
Clean Air Challenge AK encourages our cyclists to stay active and enjoy time on their bike while supporting the work of the American Lung Association. Please review the details below regarding how you can participate.
Ride in Person Overnight: - by selecting one of our four breathtaking route options. We are excited to be cycling back in Talkeetna in 2022. Join us for one of the best supported rides in Alaska and enjoy an unforgettable finish line experience at The Talkeetna Lodge. A registration fee applies to all in-person registrants and there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $500. Incentive Gifts begin at $500 and will include 1 night in shared room on Saturday May,07, dinner on Saturday May 07 and a Clean Air Challenge 2022 tee-shirt.
Ride in Person Day Ride: Did the Talkeetna Lodge sell out before you could register? Are you a local trekker who live in or near Talkeetna? The day ride option is great for you. You will be able to choose from one of our four routes and join our overnight trekkers for a great day on the course. A registration fee applies to all in-person day ride registrants and there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $350. Incentive gifts begin at $350 and will include dinner on Saturday May 07 and a Clean Air Challenge 2022 tee-shirt.
Cycle Your Way: Plan your own ride on a route and date that works best for you. There is no registration fee for Cycle Your Way participants and you are eligible for, starting with the finishers medal and tee-shirt for raising just $200 for the American Lung Association.
In March, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics. At the same time, we're continuing our advocacy work to support clean air and redoubling our long-term commitments to lifesaving research.