Day 24: Vernal to Orem, UT

The ride to Orem was beautiful today, especially the second part of the ride and the arrival into town. The morning seemed warm when we started, but as we descended 2,000 feet, the temperature dropped nearly 20 degrees. The mountains in Utah are simply spectacular and many of them are still snow-capped.

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Day 21: Denver to Granby, CO

The day started off wonderful with an interview with KUSA/NBC and a visit to Marley Coffee in Denver.  Marley has been such a great supporter of our cause.  The company’s headquarters in Denver is the coolest headquarters ever. I was even asked to ride my bike through it.  It was great to meet the wonderful Marley employees. Thanks for all of your support.

Interview with Gary Shapiro at KUSA in Denver

Interview with Gary Shapiro at KUSA in Denver


Today’s journey was perhaps the roughest I have experienced in all five rides. It started off so well.  Jim, a recent Notre Dame graduate and captain of the Notre Dame Cycling Team last year, joined us for the first part of the ride to Estes Park. On the way, we climbed to 8,000 feet and then descended to about 7,000 feet.

Jim and Greg

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Day 10: Notre Dame, IN to Chicago, IL

The day started off bright and early with an interview at WNDU, and then we left from their parking lot.  The ride from Notre Dame to Chicago was cold and damp, with the wind sometimes with us and sometimes against us. We were hugging the lake for a bit, and the clouds and wind created an eerie beauty over the water.

Dave, Jeff, & Sean

Dave, Jeff, Greg & Sean

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Day 9: Toledo, OH to Notre Dame, IN

What a beautiful morning for a bike ride! Now that we’re in the Midwest, the roads are relatively flat, making for a nice, easy ride back to campus.


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Day 7: Pittsburgh, PA to Cleveland, OH

Today’s ride from Pittsburgh to Cleveland was very cold again. When we left Pittsburgh in the morning, the terrain was still very hilly, but once we crossed into Ohio, it flattened out. The sun came out and started warming things up when we were about 25 miles from Cleveland, so the end was very enjoyable. Over all, the day was pretty routine and straightforward. Read more »

Day 5: Philadelphia to Harrisburg, PA

We were very sorry to hear today that our wonderful colleague Bob Sedlack, professor of visual communication at Notre Dame, passed away after his courageous fight against ALS. In addition to being a highly honored and respected teacher, he was a great example who used his gifts to serve others, including  many underserved people in the South Bend community and around the world. Our thoughts and  prayers are with his wife, Theresa, and their children, Emma and Trey.

Robert Sedlack and his design students traveled to Pretoria, South Africa to work  on design projects aimed at addressing several issues affecting South Africa and Johannesburg.

Robert Sedlack and his design students traveled to Pretoria, South Africa to work on design projects aimed at addressing several issues affecting South Africa and Johannesburg.

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Day 4: Rest Day in Stamford, CT

After a perfect day of riding through the Pennsylvania’s Amish country, we drove up to Stamford, CT for a very special event, the annual gala reception and concert to benefit Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART). DART is one of our special collaborators in the fight against NPC and was established by Phil and Andrea Marella and named for their daughter Dana.

Meeting the Marella family in 2011.

Meeting the Marella family in 2011.

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Day 1: Riverhead, NY to Poughkeepsie, NY

It was a great morning with the inaugural dip of my bike into the Long Island Sound.  We were a bit scared climbing down a big sand dune and I almost took a spill before we even started that morning! Thanks again to everyone for joining us.

I had a nice first day on the bike.  There was a big 30 mph wind behind us as we tracked from NYC to Poughkeepsie, NY.  That wind was really helpful as we faced some of the bigger climbs.  I am not looking forward to biking back into that wind as we head south towards Princeton, NJ tomorrow.
Day 1: Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkway Over the Hudson

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Coach Parseghian

Everyone has their favorite inspirational figure, favorite leader, or favorite coach. Ever since growing up in northeastern Ohio, Coach Ara Parseghian has been my favorite coach.  In addition to a phenomenal coaching career with two national championships, he is an extraordinary human being — overflowing with all of the Notre Dame virtues we value so much as a community and family.

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A letter from ND Mom, Cindy Parseghian

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Notre Dame Alumni Association collected essay from several Notre Dame women who shared their unique perspectives on the joys and challenges of motherhood.

Cindy Parseghian ’77, shared her poignant story about drawing on the support of her friends and extended family members as she lost three of her four children to Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease.

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