Friday, June 21, 2024

    Please help us raise funds to fight pediatric cancer. The 100k Bike Ride begins at St. Barnabas in Chicago and ends at Notre Dame Parish in Michigan City, IN

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    Thank you for joining us for the 10th Anniversary of the Pat Mac Ride fundraising campaign. Whether you are a rider, a rider sponsor or a supporter of our mission, your generous donation is making an especially big impact in the fight against pediatric cancer.

    The Pat Mac Ride honors the winning spirit and life of Patrick McNamara who died at the age of 13 from a pediatric brain tumor. He was the child of Tom and Dee McNamara, the organizers of Pat Mac’s Pack.

    With the blessing of Pat's parents, the Pat Mac Ride originated in the spring of 2014 when a group of cyclists from St. Barnabas Parish where Patrick McNamara attended grammar school, chose to elevate their annual bike ride into a fundraiser to honor Patrick.

    In the nine years since our inaugural ride, 1365 riders and their sponsors have raised over $1.5 million dollars. For our 10th milestone ride, our goal is 300 riders who are committed to exceed last year’s fundraising total of $304,000. And with the help of people like you, we will achieve that goal. 100% of all funds raised will be used to support pediatric brain tumor research and provide funding to financially distressed families of young patients suffering from cancer.

    Make 2024 your year to join Pat Mac’s Pack and make a difference in the lives of children battling this horrible disease. Cyclists 21 years and older are invited to participate in the ride.

    Thank you for your generous support!

    Click here for everything you need to know about this year's ride, including the schedule:


    Learn More About the Ride


    There are many ways to support this year's ride:


    Register as a Rider

    Women and men 21 years and older are invited to participate in the ride. Looking for rider registration? Click Rider Registration below for more information or to sign up.

    Rider Registration


    Support a Rider:
    Support the fundraising efforts of one of our riders. Click the "Riders" tab to donate to a specific rider's fundraising page. Or, you can make a general donation here.


    Sponsor the Event:

    Sponsorships are available, and any support of our ride is deeply appreciated. All sponsors will receive appropriate signage and recognition at the event, in all event communications, and on our website. Giving levels are listed on this page, and we welcome your participation! 

    Sponsor the Event

    Post-Ride Party

    If you are not a registered rider, you can still join us at the finish line for the Post Ride Party at Notre Dame Parish in Michigan City, Indiana. Get your ticket, which includes food, beverage, music and more on this page.

    Post-Ride Party Ticket

    Learn more about the story of Pat Mac's Pack in this video from the OSF Little Company of Mary Crystal Heart Ball, where the organization was honored in 2024 with the Venerable Mary Potter Humanitarian Award.


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