Million Dollar Bike Ride for Orphan Disease Research Fund
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Million Dollar Bike Ride 2022
2024 Million Dollar Bike Ride

Ride with us!
The Orphan Disease Center invites you to participate in the 11th Annual Philadelphia-based bicycle ride on Saturday, June 11th to raise money for rare disease research.

The Million Dollar Bike Ride is the only cycling fundraiser to start and end in the city of Philadelphia, with the start/finish line at Highline Park (31st and Chestnut) on Penn's campus. There are 3 route options -- 13, 34 and 72 miles. The ride starts at 7:30 am.
How it Works
Disease Teams are formed to represent various rare diseases, and are tasked with raising enough money to qualify for matching grants from the Orphan Disease Center which are ultimately used to fund research. The ODC is securing philanthropic and corporate donations that will be used to match dollar-for-dollar money raised by the cycling participants. Following the event, an RFA will be broadly distributed to the international scientific community requesting pilot grant applications to study diseases for which the designated money has been raised. Scientific leadership of the ODC and its extramural advisors will review the applications and make awards to those of the highest scientific merit which address the specific topics outlined in the RFA. The ODC will disperse the money to grantees and manage progress of the science and spending on the award.
Support Rare Disease Research!
If you would like to make a donation to our event, simply click on the red "donate" button to the left or the blue "donate now" button above, and then indicate in the "message" section of the donation page which Disease Team you would like to support with your donation. The registered teams are listed here:

APBD Tour de Friends
A-T Children's Project and Derek's Dreams
CLOVES Riders for Research
Cohen Syndrome Champions
Cure CMD
LAM Foundation Easy Breathers
Love Never Sinks
Lulu's Crew
NEHI Warriors
Pitt Hopkins Pedalers
RASopathies Network Riders
Riding for Ring14
SCN2A Warrior Riders
SETBP1 Strong
SynGAP Research Fund
Tbc1d24 Foundation
Team Castleman
Team CDKL5 Riding for a Cure
Team CHIbra
Team CHM
Team CSNK2A1
Team Dup15q
Team Gene Spotlight
Team Glut 1
Team KCNT1
Team MPS
Team NBIA Disorders
Team Telomere
Team ZC4H2

Or, if there is not a specific team you wish to support, we will distribute to our JumpStart team.

Check out the Million Dollar Bike Ride Website!
Interested in riding with us? Visit to register today!

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