Thank you for joining us in 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, Tom and Dee McNamara, the ride originated in the spring of 2014 when a group of men from St. Barnabas Parish where Patrick McNamara attended grammar school, chose to change their annual bike ride into a fundraiser to honor Patrick. This year, we are thrilled to hit the road once again to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research and to assist young cancer patients and their families. Women and men 21 years and older are invited to participate in the ride.
Our goal is to help as many children as possible in their battle with an unfair disease. We are committed to never give up the fight. 100% of all funds raised are used to support pediatric brain tumor research and provide funding to financially distressed families of patients suffering from pediatric brain cancer. In 2014, 44 riders raised $25,000. The tremendous effort has grown every year. In 2022, 230 riders raised an amazing $285,000! This year, our goal is to raise $300,000, and we believe we can make it happen with your generous support!
Are you planning to ride and need transportation back to Chicago for you and your bike? Return transport is available for $40.
Optional Return Transport for You and Your Bike
Click here for everything you need to know about this year's ride:
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 the Rider Registration button for more information or to sign up.
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
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
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.