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Cycle For Air is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising event series. The Autumn Escape Bike Trek is one of several Cycle For Air events that take place throughout the country to support the Lung Association’s mission. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to help provide life-saving lung health education, research and advocacy efforts.

Camp Burgess
75 Stowe Rd.
Sandwich, MA 02563

We ride approximately 45-60 miles per day (up to 100 in total). Exact route totals will be available in Summer 2022.

Checkpoints are set up approximately every 15 miles. There, you can take a break, use the restroom and enjoy some delicious snacks and beverages, all generously donated by local and national businesses.

Overnight accommodations at Camp Burgess are reserved for fully vaccinated participants only, and more information is coming soon regarding how to provide proof of vaccination. Participants can select their cabin preference (i.e. Male, Female, Gender Neutral) or select the “I Do Not Require Housing” option. Riders staying off-site are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the camp.

The safety of our participants and volunteers is our #1 priority. Overnight stays at Camp Burgess are reserved for fully vaccinated participants only. The American Lung Association is closely monitoring and will be following the local and state COVID-19 guidelines. More information will be available closer to the 2022 event.

You can register online by choosing Register and specifying your participation type. Then follow the prompts to complete your registration. Please feel free to reach out to event manager Nicole DeVito with any questions.

Fundraising

Yes, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $500 per person for two-day riders and $250 person for one-day riders which covers all meals and accommodations.

Participants have until event weekend to meet their minimum fundraising requirement. Participants who have not met their fundraising requirement on event day 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 Nicole DeVito if you would like to brainstorm fundraising ideas.

Donations can be sent to the American Lung Association office:

Autumn Escape Bike Trek
c/o American Lung Association
260 West Exchange St., Ste. 102B
Providence, RI 02903

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

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!

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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.

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.

Teams

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!

If you have other questions, please contact our Special Events staff.