2024 Million Dollar Bike Ride (and Walk!)


We are so grateful that Team Glut1 has been awarded another spot in the 2024 Million Dollar Bike Ride, which will be held on Saturday, June 8th on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

The MDBR in sponsored by Penn Medicine’s Orphan Disease Center and raises awareness and critical funds for rare disease research. For each rare disease team that raises a minimum of $20k, the Orphan Disease Center will match it, dollar for dollar, up to $30k, to be used to support a 1-year pilot grant for new GLUT1DS research – that’s up to $60,000 to help drive research progress!  Our community has participated in the MDBR seven of the last eight years, resulting in over $388,000 of direct research grants for our disease.

It is easy to set up your own team and ride or walk under Team Glut1 for your own family member, or come cheer and support others on.  It is an amazing day, shared with Glut1 families, as well as many other rare individuals and disease teams that all face challenges in life, but come out in force to support and make a difference.

Once again there will be ride distances of 10, 32, and 70 miles and a walk: the Million Dollar Mile!  We would love for you to join us to ride, walk, or cheer, on Saturday June 8, 2024.


Registration Link
Registration to ride, walk, or volunteer (choose “Team Glut1”)
Cyclist registration:
$65 through March 31st
$85 April 1st through May 31st
$125 day of
Walker registration is $15

Lunch and drinks are provided near the start and finish line by the Orphan Disease Center.

You can create a fundraising page for your loved one if you are participating in person.

Please not that Team Captain Erin Meisner will pick up all Team Glut1 member packets the day before the ride/walk and distribute them to all registered participants on the morning of the 8th before the event kicks off – so please click the no-fee “pick up ahead” option when you get to that part of registration.


What: dinner and celebration
When: Saturday, June 8th 4:00 PM to dusk
Who: for riders, walkers, encouragers, donors, and friends
Where: Charleston Park
100 Academic Way
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Pavilions 5 & 6 (near the basketball court)

Learn more about the 2023 MDBR grant recipient – Dr. Alex Mackenzie
Learn more about all the previous MDBR grant recipients
Create your own Team Glut1 fundraising page or make a donation
Registration link

Thank you so much all your support and for your consideration to join Team Glut1 on June 8 to ride, walk, cheer, or donate to keep our hope in motion.

Any questions-please don’t hesitate to email Team Captain Erin Meisner at [email protected] 

With Much Gratitude,

The Meisner Family 
Our Millie was diagnosed with Glut1DS at age 3 and is now 14