Bike Ride for a Cure Bike Ride

May 11-15, 2024
Indianapolis, IN → 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 2024 Bike Ride for a Cure for NPC disease.

The ride will start with a kick off reception on Saturday, May 11th at Historic St. Joseph Hall (St. Joseph Brewery) in Indianapolis, IN.  From there the students will ride between 80-100 miles/day until they finish in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 15th and will conclude with a celebratory reception at the Godfrey Hotel.

You can register for the receptions, make a donation and learn more about the bike ride by reading below.

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The Ride: May 12 - May 15, 2024


Day 1) Sunday, May 12
Indianapolis, IN to Kokomo, IN
(85 miles)

Day 2) Monday, May 13
Kokomo, IN to Syracuse, IN
(102 miles)

Day 3) Tuesday, May 14
Syracuse, IN to Michigan City, IN
(95 miles)

Day4) Wednesday, May 15
Michigan City, IN to Chicago, IL (95 miles)

Upcoming Events - Register Below

Please join us at either of the upcoming receptions in Indianapolis, IN or Chicago, IL.

This is an opportunity to meet and cheer on the ESTEEM students particpiating in the bike ride and learn about the Parseghian Family's efforts to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Typse C disease.

The receptions are free to attend and click on the links below to learn more.


History of 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