During every home football weekend for the past few years, the Notre Dame Cycling Team has offered the pedal cab service to campus visitors. It is one of our premier fundraisers for funding travel, lodging, and other expenses for our racing season. This year we are teaming up with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and donating 10% of all the money we raise to this great cause.
“The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding medical research projects to find a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C) disease. The Parseghian Foundation is named in honor of Ara Parseghian, the much beloved and well-known Notre Dame Football Coach, whose three youngest grandchildren were diagnosed with NP-C in 1994.”
Top 5 reasons you should take a ride on the Cycling Team pedal cab:
- It is the fastest, greenest form of transportation on campus.
- You won’t have to get tired walking all the way across campus to see your favorite university landmark.
- Us cyclists need to train.
- Support the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.
- Support Notre Dame Cycling.
Next time you are on campus for a home football game, look for one of our 2 pedal cabs!
South Bend — For the second straight year, Notre Dame Cycling spent a September Sunday volunteering at the Annual Bike Michiana for Hospice ride. ND riders staffed sag stops at both Spicer Lake County Park and the Eibel Golf Course, cutting avocados, refilling water jugs, and offering encouragement to the nearly 1,000 riders who took part in the event. The Bike Michiana Coalition raised over $20,000 for Hospice care with this ride, and ND Cycling is proud to be a small part of the event’s continued success.
This spring, ND Cycling is partnering with Bike the Bend and the South Bend Silver Hawks to promote reading and healthy lifestyles in local elementary schools. Swoop’s reading club encourages elementary school children to read for small incentives such as Bike the Bend bookmarks, posters, and coloring sheets. Once each student has hit a “home run” of reading, they win a ticket to a Silverhawks game. At the start of the reading program, the Silver Hawks’ mascot Swoop goes to the school for an assembly to talk about why reading is important. ND Cycling, in race attire with bikes in hand, speaks to the students not only to promote reading, but also to show how cool bike riding is!
Some ND riders spent Sunday September 11th volunteering at the Spicer lake sag stop of the annual Bike Michiana for Hospice Ride. Up bright and early, by 8am we arrived at the start line and were greeted warmly by hundreds of cyclists taking part in the day’s festivities. The twenty miles out to Spicer Lake were largely uneventful and although the news had promised rain, blue skies and sun washed over the rolling fields and scattered woods of Northern Indiana all morning. Staff at Spicer lake encouraged us to do some more riding before our shift started at 11, so we took off on a 25 mile route of largely unknown territory. Continue reading “Bike Michiana for Hospice”
ND Cycling is proud to announce a partnership with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation for our upcoming criterium on March 27th. This is the same cause that Dean Crawford of the College of Science rode for in his Desert to Dome trip last summer. The Foundation is dedicated to developing a way to treat Niemann-Pick Type C Disease. NPC is a genetic, neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive deterioration of the nervous system in children. There is no effective treatment for NPC. You can learn more about the Foundation and NPC on the Parseghian’s website.
We hope not only to raise funds for NPC research, but also to increase awareness about this tragic disease. Each Notre Dame Cyclist will be collecting sponsors in the weeks leading up to the event and we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the Parseghian Foundation as a team.
Sunday morning (March 27th) our criterium will take place in downtown South Bend. At this highly public location, we’re planning to erect a display with information about both the Foundation and NPC research. We’re hopeful riders from other schools as well as spectators will take the time to learn about NPC. The Parseghian Foundation is supplying a banner which will hang across the start/finish line and Dean Crawford will say a few words before the Men’s race.
If you would like to join the fight for a cure and sponsor a ND rider, please e-mail email@example.com for more information. Every dollar is meaningful.