Local cyclists join ride to fight cystic fibrosis, fatal genetic disease Rockford cyclists, enjoy the remaining pleasant fall days with a ride for a great cause. The West Michigan chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is launching the first ever Eurand CF Cycle for Life tour series to fund research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The tour series offers two mileage options, 40 or 67 miles, and follows a scenic route through northern Kent County. The Eurand CF Cycle for Life tour is a series of one-day cycling tours to be held in 17 U.S. cities, where thousands of cyclists will come together to raise money to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The ride takes place Saturday, Oct. 9, with a 7 a.m. registration and a 9 a.m. start at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple Street, downtown Rockford. Eurand Pharmaceuticals and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation have joined together to help raise funds for cystic fibrosis research. Eurand donated $300,000 to sponsor the series to support vital cystic fibrosis programs and research. To participate in the ride, please call (616) 241-2100 or go to www.cff.org/chapters/grand-rapids/.