Million Dollar Bike Ride

About the ride: 

The Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center (ODC) will host the 9th Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride on Saturday, June 11, 2022 to raise money for rare disease research.

The Million Dollar Bike Ride brings over 750 cyclists and volunteers to Penn’s campus to ride either 13, 34, or 72 miles starting in the city, and ranging across the Greater Philadelphia region. In eight years, the MDBR’s 30+ teams have raised over $14 million to fund research grants on the diseases they represent. The ODC ensures that 100% of the funds raised goes towards these pilot grants, with no overhead taken out.

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About the Orphan Disease Center: 

The Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Center (ODC) was established to promote the development of therapies across a broad range of orphan diseases.

Each of these diseases by definition is rare but collectively represents a substantial health care burden. Most orphan diseases manifest in children with premature mortality and/or significant disability and little is available in terms of treatments. In order to assemble a critical mass of intellectual and patient resources for any one disease, the ODC will reach beyond the borders of Penn and promote inter‐institutional collaborations/partnerships. The ODC will develop transformative therapies using platform technologies that can be deployed across multiple rare diseases. We will emphasize disorders with substantial unmet need independent of their incidence and will strive to assure access to patients of all populations.

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Thank you to our riders!

If you're interested in joining our team, riding in-person, virtually or just fundraising, head on over to our social media or shoot us a message at

Registration is now open!

Registration Information:

There are many ways to participate in this year's race: 

  • Ride with us on June 11th in Philadelphia, please e-mail us at if you want to race in person! 

  • Ride with us virtually - you can still participate even if you can't make it to PA!  Choose the virtual ride option and keep us posted of your miles and fundraising progress! 

  • Fundraise to support our riders and volunteers - create a fundraising page and set a goal, all funds raised will be matched by the center, even if you don't ride! 

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Remember to choose the TBC1D24 Foundation as your team so we receive the funds at the end of the race!