As the trusted champion of lung health, the American Lung Association closely follows CDC guidance related to COVID-19. Our COVID-19 safety protocols may shift in response to updated COVID-19 local conditions and local ordinances. When the local community spread referenced on the CDC map is high, shown in orange, masks are encouraged in high traffic areas. The American Lung Association reserves the right to adjust safety protocols, up to seven days prior, based on CDC guidance and/or venue, state, and local ordinances.
Every Mile Counts.
Let’s reach the beach!
Cycle for Air will celebrate its 38th year this 2022 as we continue to pedal towards a world-free of lung disease. As the largest fundraising event of its kind in the nation for the American Lung Association, the event has raised more than $29 million in the past 35 years. As part of the Cycle for Air campaign throughout OR, AK and soon CA, Reach the Beach Washington welcomes riders from across the PNW to enjoy a fast & flat century ride starting in Lacey, WA and ending on the beach in Westport. On September 24th, 2022 choose distance options ranging from 25, 44, 77, or 100. There’s also the Cycle Your Way option allowing you to choose when & where you ride while still supporting the American Lung Association mission.
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. This year a portion of the funds raised by the Reach the Beach Washington are supporting the American Lung Association’s $25M COVID-19 Action Initiative.
Whether you’re an alumni cyclist or new to biking, our staff and volunteers will fully support you in your goals for fundraising, team building, and training as you prepare for ride day. And then day-of the ride, we will have all the bases covered with medical support, mechanical support, SAG vehicles, multiple rest-stops with food & bathrooms, and two full meals provided, all covered by your registration fees. Wherever you start from, party on the beach with at the end to celebrate your fundraising towards lung health with dinner, music and more!
Register ahead of time to build and grow your team, and work towards amazing fundraising incentives. Connect with riders virtually and get updates on fundraising tip, training advice, challenge prizes through Strava, Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for any questions, and we can’t wait to see you on the beach!
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.