FAQ

Cycle For Air Alaska is the American Lung Association’s 2021 trek event in Alaska. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to help provide life-saving lung health education, research and advocacy efforts.

When you Cycle Your Way, it’s wherever you want it to be! From the trailhead in Hatcher Pass or over Murphy Dome that you’ve always wanted to ride to simply opening your own front door and peddling away, the start line is up to you.

The safety of our riders, families, volunteers, staff, and the communities we ride through is our top priority. We are exploring routes for a day ride on May 22 in the Mat-Su Valley and will share the details when they are confirmed.

If you Cycle Your Way, the length is up to you! We encourage you to ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles to match the day riders. Join our Strava Club to track your miles and participate in fun event challenges.

You can register online by choosing Register and choosing the distance you want to go. Then follow the prompts to complete your registration. Please feel free to reach out to event manager Jennie Tschappat with any questions.

Yes, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $200 per person. Participants who have not met their fundraising requirement by May 14 will need to pay the outstanding amount in order to participate in the ride.

No, the registration fee does not apply towards the fundraising minimum. Please contact Jennie Tschappat if you would like to brainstorm fundraising ideas.

A team captain gathers together friends, family and co-workers. Each team captain helps guide their team members, from online registration, to setting and achieving their fundraising goal, to seeing them through to the finish line. Being a team captain is a fun and rewarding experience. Are you ready to make Every Mile Count? Register as a team captain today.

Ideally, a team consists of a captain and a three or more additional team members. Teams can be classified as Corporate (meaning that they are representing a company or organization), Community, or Friends and Family.

No, the registration fees and fundraising minimum are per individual. There are no additional fees for creating a team.

  • Teams provide a way for groups to get involved with the American Lung Association to raise funds and awareness of healthy lungs and air.
  • Teams allow organizations to show their philanthropic spirit.
  • A team provides great motivation to reach a personal fitness goal while enjoying time with others.

Yes! We have several tools available to help team captains: from creating a team page, to helping additional team members register to join the event, and to ensuring your team fundraising goal is met.

  • Mobile App: Download our mobile apps for Apple and Android devices to fundraise and communicate with your teammates on-the-go!
  • Emails:We'll help you through the process of being a team captain by providing you with email templates that are tailored to help you with recruitment and fundraising.
  • Internal kick-offs and informational meetings: We're happy to work with you to have a memorable team kick-off to get your team all fired up!

Our local staff members are here to support you and your team with any questions. We are here to help you be successful in your fundraising efforts and to have FUN!

Thanks to the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever, and 86 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy. Visit Lung.Org to see our latest initiatives and learn more about our programs.

A matching gift is where a company matches an employee's contribution to a charitable organization, like the American Lung Association. Make your donations go even further with a matching gift today!

Use our company search tool below to see if your company offers a matching gift program, as well as find information on how to get started.

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If your company is not listed, contact your Human Resource department for more information because some companies without a formal program may still match your gift.

Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:

Cycle For Air Alaska
American Lung Association in Alaska
500 W Intl Airport Rd, Ste A
Anchorage, AK 99518

If you are part of a team, please be sure to include your name and team name.

If you have other questions, please email cycleforairAK@lung.org.

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Dr. Yordy GCI Matson

Alyeska Pipeline The Bicycle Shop Foundation Health Partners Matsu Health Providence Health Doyon