Bike Ride for a Cure Bike Ride

May 8-11, 2022
Grand Rapids, MI → Chicago, IL

Bike Ride for a Cure for NPC Disease

The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund (APMRF) at Notre Dame in partnership with the ESTEEM graduate program at Notre Dame is pleased to announce the 2022 Bike Ride for a Cure for NPC disease.

The ride will start in Grand Rapids, MI with a reception on Sunday, May 8th at Founders Brewery.  From there the students will ride between 80-100 miles/day until they finish in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 11th and will conclude withe a celebratory reception in the city.

Learn more about the Bike Ride, the events, and how to donate below:

Map & Events

Sunday, May 8, 6-8pm

  • Reception at Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI, REGISTER NOW

Monday, May 9

  • Ride from Grand Rapids, MI to Coloma, MI

Tuesday, May 10

  • Ride from Coloma, MI to Notre Dame, IN to Michigan City, IN

Wednesday, May 11

  • Ride from Michigan City, IN to Chicago, IL
  • Celebratory Reception IN Chicago, IL, 6-8pm, REGISTER NOW
2022 Road to Discovery Bike Path

About the Bike Ride

The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund (APMRF) at Notre Dame has raised funds and awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) through a variety of fundraisers including the cross-country & local bike rides.

During these rides, we have visited over 150 cities, held over 125 events, a number of news stories and articles, and raised over $3 million for NPC disease research.

Over the past six years, the APMRF has partnered the University’s ESTEEM Masters of Science program to organize the annual bike ride as part of their Legacy Project, which aims to assist in a charity and help fundraise and promote their cause.  To learn more about the history of the ESTEEM Legacy Project please visit

Give Now to support the Bike Ride