Road To Discovery Bike Ride–May 16 & 17

Students from ESTEEM (Engineering, Science, & Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master’s Program) at Notre Dame are organizing the 2017 Road to Discovery event: a two-day bike ride on May 16 and 17, 2017, that will start in Notre Dame, Ind., head to Chicago, Ill., and circle back to Notre Dame.

The goal of the annual Road to Discovery bike rides are to raise funds and awareness for the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund (APMRF) at Notre Dame, which is dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease. Throughout the history of these rides we have visited over 150 cities, held over 125 events, been featured in myriad news stories and articles, and raised more than $1 million for NPC disease research.

Chicago Events on Tuesday, May 16

You are welcome to attend a complimentary cocktail reception at the Gage restaurant in Chicago, IL from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  It will be a great opportunity to welcome the cyclists and hear from Cindy Parseghian about the Parseghian family’s fight to find a cure for NPC.

If you feel up to the challenge, from 2:00-5:00 p.m., you can actually ride alongside the students. It’s a 30-mile jaunt before the reception, from Millennium Park, to Hammond, Ind., and back to Millennium Park.  *Note, there is a suggested donation to the APMRF to participate in the ride with the ESTEEM students.

You can register at this LINK

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This will be the 7th annual Road to Discovery bike ride, and the students’ goal is to raise $75,000.