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2019 PMC Kids Rides

Bedford

Saturday, June 15, 2019
John Glenn Middle School

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Event Details

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • John Glenn Middle School
    99 McMahon Rd, Bedford MA, 01730
  • 9 am to 1 pm
  • All ages
  • Registration fee: $10, Onsite registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $30
  • Early check-in
    • Thursday, June 13 @ John Glenn Middle School - 5 to 8:30 pm
  • Contact: bedfordpmckidsride@gmail.com

Welcome to the 2019 Bedford PMC Kids Ride!

Grab your bikes and join us to ride in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund. This is Bedford's 15th PMC Kids Ride, and thanks to our riders and sponsors we have raised over $1.1 MILLION dollars!! The PMC Kids Ride gives everyone an opportunity to fight back against a disease that takes so much, at so many ages, while simultaneously stressing the importance of raising funds to find a cure for all cancers.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 13

  • 5 - 8:30 pm: Early check in at John Glenn Middle School

Saturday, June 15

  • 9 am – On-site registration and all bikers arrive to get in their route corrals. Free bike adjustments provided by Cycle Loft, Burlington
  • 9:30 am – Roads close and opening ceremonies begin
  • 9:45 am – Riders head out on their routes!
  • 10 am - 1 pm – Party with music, food, drinks, activities, raffle, silent auction and more! 

Routes

Chose a route that is right for you!
  • Wally's WayAn obstacle course for tykes on trikes located on the JGMS tennis courts
  • Commuter Rail (Blue Line): For trikes, training wheels and scooters! Riders will start after the Blue-Line (1 mile) group and will turn around at the entrance to the rail trail. 
  • Blue-Line (1 mile) Ride: This mostly flat 1 mile loop for novice riders follows a 1/4 mile stretch on the unpaved Reformatory Branch Rail Trail. It loops back via Winchester Drive with one small hill as Winchester Drive meets McMahon.  No trikes or training wheels unless rider is accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone.  Trikes, training wheels and scooter rider should check out the Commuter Rail (Blue Line) route! Route map
  • Orange-Line (3 mile) Ride: This mostly flat 3.15 mile loop is for intermediate riders and those looking to avoid the climbing of the longer ride.  It follows the unpaved Reformatory Branch Rail Trail for a little over a mile then loops back via 10 Acre Drive and Selfridge Road. The route back includes another 1/4 mile stretch on the Reformatory Branch Rail Trail and one small hill as Winchester Drive meets McMahon. No trikes, training wheels, or pedal-less bicycles. Route map
  • Red-Line (7.5 mile) Ride: This 7.5 mile longest route, geared toward more experienced riders, features 300' of total climbing exploring the rolling hills of the greater Davis subdivision. It includes 1.5 miles (in two stretches) along the unpaved Reformatory Branch Rail Trail.  No trikes, training wheels, or pedal-less bicycles. Route map

See route maps for more detail. Riders will be placed in groups of 10-12 riders with an adult volunteer leader and sweep. Water stops are set up along the routes and volunteers and police officers will be out on the road to cheer on the riders and keep them safe. Be sure to print out the route map to practice the route prior to Ride day.

All riders, including adults, are required to wear a helmet and to bring their cellphones.

Register to Ride

Parents will need to create an account or log in with an existing account in order to register their child or family. When creating an account, please enter the parent's information first as there will be a separate part in registration to enter the child's information. During registration there is the option to join or create a team, as well as create a family page. Parents will need to sign a waiver and commit to the $30 fundraising minimum per rider.

Once registration is complete, parents will receive an email with information on how to log into their management page to customize donation pages and to track donations. 

Fundraising

The fundraising minimum for each rider is $30 and is due by September 1, 2019. 

Riders who go above and beyond with their fundraising will be recognized Heavy Hitters or Breakaway Fundraisers and will receive a special gift in recognition of their fundraising efforts. 

  • Heavy Hitter – $300+ (riders will receive a sack pack)
  • Breakaway Fundraiser– $800+ (riders will receive a backpack)

Fundraising Tips

  • Customize your rider profile page (include why you are riding and a photo)
  • Start your fundraising early
  • Send out hand-written letters or emails to your friends and family
  • Host a fundraising party
  • Use social media to spread the word
Click here for more fundraising tips

Donate

100 percent of all rider-raised dollars go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Donate online or by check. Checks can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge or PMC. Please send all checks to:

PMC Kids Rides
77 4th Ave
Needham, MA 02494

Make sure that the rider's name is listed so they can receive credit!

Safety

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet (children and adults must wear helmets if they are riding).
  2. Ride in control – this is not a race.
  3. Hands should remain on handlebars.
  4. Never wear any kind of headphones. You need to hear clearly.
  5. Follow the ride guides and volunteers.
  6. When passing, make sure to yell “on your left!”
  7. If you need to slow down or stop to cross an intersection or obstacle, yell “slowing” or “stopping” to alert those behind you.

Each PMC Kids Ride has a licensed medical professional on site. 

Volunteer Information

To make this a successful event we need lots of volunteers! Teenagers (13+) and adults are welcome to register online as a volunteer. All volunteers will receive an official PMC Kids Rides volunteer t-shirt!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Bedford PMC Kids Rides relies on local sponsors to help keep costs low and so that the PMC can continue to donate 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor or to donate items (pizza, ice cream, snacks, sporting tickets, gift cards, baskets, etc) please click on the button below.