Team Information

Riding CowaLUNGa as part of a team is fun, motivational, and a great way to meet other riders. First-timers have enjoyed being part of Team CowaLUNGa or forming their own teams with family and friends. Corporate teams are a great way to build camaraderie among your co-workers. In all cases, team jerseys are encouraged.

Each year the team with the most members is recognized at the CowaLUNGa start line and receives the coveted Largest Team trophy.

Team CowaLUNGa

Want to ride but don’t know if you can do it? Looking for a riding partner to share the experience? Need help training? You’re officially invited to join Team CowaLUNGa, a group of veteran cyclists who delight in welcoming new riders to our charity bike tour. Riders of every route option can join the team.

Team CowaLUNGa Member Benefits

▪ Access to Team Captain for additional coaching, event prep advice and fundraising advice
Training rides and events prior to the Tour
▪ Opportunity to meet veteran CowaLUNGa riders as well as other new riders before the event
▪ A great team of people to ride with at the event
▪ Availability of Team CowaLUNGa cycling jersey for purchase
▪ Team overnight accommodations
▪ Team photos

No Additional Fees to Join Team CowaLUNGa

There are no additional registration fees to be part of Team CowaLUNGa and it’s easy to join. At registration, choose your route option (18 miles, one, two or three days) and follow the prompts. When you reach “Select a Participant Category,” choose “Join An Existing Team” and select “Team CowaLUNGa.” For more information or help registering, call (312) 628-0210.

Form A Team of Your Own

It’s easy and there’s no additional cost! Start by designating a team captain. During the registration process, that person will choose “Create a Team.” Then, simply share the team name with others and have them select “Join a Team” during registration. Already registered for CowaLUNGa and want to join a team? Email us with the team name to be added.

Friends & Family Team Benefits

▪ Build camaraderie as you train for and ride CowaLUNGa
▪ Direct contact and support for your captain from RHA staff
▪ Team overnight accommodations (to the extent possible)
▪ Team photos

Corporate Teams

CowaLUNGa welcomes corporate partners to form teams for 2020! Build camaraderie among your workforce while showcasing your company’s commitment to physical wellness, community involvement, and corporate philanthropy.

“The biggest benefit to Pactiv Corporation is employee morale. Our CowaLUNGa team includes people from multiple sites and multiple areas within Pactiv, people that would not likely get to know each other without an event like Cow. It also fit in nicely with our wellness campaign.” – Joseph E. Doyle, Group Legal Counsel, Reynolds Group Holdings Limited 

Corporate Team Benefits

Benefits depend on your level of company support and may include:

  • Complimentary registrations: quantity varies by level of corporate sponsorship and can be used for the one-, two-, or three-day ride options.
  • Easy Registration: pay all fees with one company check to make it an easy process for your employees.
  • Company recognition at CowaLUNGa weekend including:

→ Recognition via Starting Line announcements
→ Recognition at Sunday Night Celebration Dinner
→ Exclusive Rest Stop Recognition

  • Company name mention and team photo featured on CowaLUNGa Facebook page.
  • Company logo and link on CowaLUNGa website.
  • Company logo and link in CowaLUNGa participant emails.
  • Partnership highlighted by Respiratory Health Association CEO via LinkedIn.
  • Network among Chicago’s businesses and leaders on event weekend.
  • Team overnight accommodations.

Company Commitment

Corporate team sponsorship packages range from $500 – $5,000. The Corporate Team Fee is a charitable contribution for the company and must be received by July 1, 2020 in order to confirm team benefits. A Corporate Commitment Form must be completed before team registration. The reserved complimentary registrations are held for a limited time. Dates and deadlines are listed in the Corporate Commitment Form. Unfilled spots will be forfeited without refund.

Spaces for Corporate Teams are Limited

To review the commitment levels, receive a Corporate Commitment Form and discuss Corporate Team benefits, contact Grizelda Salazar, Assistant Director of Special Events, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (312) 628-0209.


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You’ll receive occasional event updates throughout the year and alerts when registration for the CowaLUNGa Charity Bike Tour opens.

Still have questions? Visit CowaLUNGa FAQs or contact Gina Schwieger, Senior Director of Special Events, via email at [email protected] or call (312) 628-0210.