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2019 PMC Kids Rides

Cape Ann

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Masconomo Park, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 

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Event Details

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Masconomo Park
    60 Beach St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
  • 9 am to 12 pm
  • Ages 2 to 15
  • Registration fee: $10
  • Required fundraising minimum: $30 (due day of ride)
  • Contact: Pat Morris

Welcome to the 6th Annual Cape Ann PMC Kids Ride!

2019 brings more FUN!

This year's ride will once again be held at Masconomo Park in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. We welcome kids from all over to get together for fun, while raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute! 

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Schedule of Events

Early check-in for riders and volunteers: TBD

Event Day

  • 7:45 - 8:00 am – Arrival: Park your car in the designated area. Bring your bike and park in the location specific to your loop. There will be volunteers to guide you.
  • 7:45 - 8:15 am – Check-in for riders and volunteers: Park your bikes in the marked start area (make note of where you parked them!). Check in so you can get your t-shirt and if you are a rider so you can get your bike number! All riders must have a bike number so they know what route they are riding.
  • 8:30 - 8:45 am – Opening Ceremonies: We ask everyone to join us at the gazebo...it's okay to leave the bikes for now - they'll wait for you! Welcome and announcements...get ready for the rollout!
  • 9 am – Ride start: VOLUNTEERS ONLY IN THE PARKING LOT PLEASE. Parents – please do not walk on the route. Only parents that have registered to volunteer as Bike Marshals or as Route Guides may ride or be on-foot on the routes. Please cheer on the riders as they begin their ride. We'll send off riders by route to keep the flow going safely. The riders will return to where they started and you can meet them at the end of the ride.

    Tykes Loop – A parent must remain at this route while their child is riding
  • 9 - 10:30 am – Ride: Kids may ride the paved routes multiple times, time permitting. Tykes can circle in their loop for as long as they want. At 10 am, adult volunteers will sweep the 1 and 3 mile routes to make sure all riders are in. The kids will leave their bikes in the parking lot where they started and return to the park to enjoy the festivities!
  • 9-11:30 am – Post-ride party: Please enjoy the party including
    • Food
    • Bouncy houses
    • Magician/balloonist
    • Face painting
    • Games
    • Music
    • Raffle - lots of prizes! 

 

Routes

We have a ride route for everyone! From circling Masconomo Park for the toddler to an 11-mile road route or mountain bike trail for our more experienced kids - we've got it all! Pick a ride that best meets your interest and challenges your ability. Check out the route maps here

  • Minnow: Ages 2 to 6 held within the confines of the park. Recommended for children with training wheels, tricycles or pedal-less bikes. Parents must stay near their child at all times, but not on the route.
  • Guppy (1 mile): This is a paved route down Beach St. from the park to Singing Beach (with a gentle hill) and back. Riders can do this route as many times as they would like until the ride is closed at 10:30 am. There are two Bike Marshalls to every 15 riders. No training wheels, tricycles or pedal-less bikes permitted on this route. 
  • Striper (3 mile): Similar to the Guppy route, riders will head down Beach Street, making a right on Proctor St. and looping around to Masconomo St. Riders will then turn right on Beach St. to Singing Beach then back to the park. There is a water stop on Proctor St. and at Singing Beach. No training wheels, tricycles or pedal-less bikes permitted on this route. 
  • Shark's Tooth (5 mile):This route will kick off with the Guppy 1 mile route to Singing Beach and back. Riders will take a right on Tappan St., left on Sea St, cross over Summer St. (127) and ride through the village down Norwood Ave toward the Middle/High School. Riders will then zigzag to Pleasant St, making a right onto School St. They will follow School St. to Mill St. and around the backside of the golf course merging back onto Summer St. (127) to return to Masconomo. This is for novice & intermediate riders, or experienced riders who don't want to ride the 11 mile route! This route will have Police and/or volunteer detail with 1-2 water stops.
  • Whale's Tale (11 mile)This course is for experienced riders. The ride follows the same route as Sharks Tooth through the Village, however, continues on School St. to Essex and back. The ride is sign posted and Bike Marshalls escort riders along the way. This route will have Police and/or volunteer detail with 1-2 water stops. 
  • Hammer Head (10 mile): This is a 10-mile trail ride offering plenty of challenge and fun for the more advanced, mountain bike adventure rider. Appropriate for kids who posses trail riding abilities. This route is intended for mountain bikes (hybrids and road bikes were struggle)

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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. 

Teams

Being a member of a team is a fun way for riders to be involved in the PMC and enjoy the camaraderie of being with others while fundraising and raising awareness for cancer. A team can be as small as two riders or as many as 1,000! To start a team:

  • Determine the team captain: Is the adult point person for the team and helps promote the ride within the community, neighborhood or school. We can provide flyers, posters, etc to help assist with recruiting team riders. 
  • Select a team name: Many teams are named after someone who was affected by cancer or named for their school or organization. 
  • Register your riders: After registering the team name, direct riders to select the team in the drop down menu during registration. 
  • Start fundraising: Plan team events that can also be fundraisers such as outdoor movie night, car wash, bake sale or game nights. You can determine how to distribute the proceeds amongst riders on the team.
  • Teams of 20 or more riders: If you have at least 20 riders on your team, we can supply you directly with everything your team needs for check-in (t-shirts, bike tags and goodie bags). At the event we will designate a meeting area where your team can convene before and after the ride. We will also have a team start designated in the bike corral so the team can start together (this only applies to the 1-mile Guppy and 3-mile Striper routes)

Fundraising

The fundraising minimum for each rider is $30 and is due by October 15, 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.

In addition to our dedicated Safety Coordinator and volunteers, all rides are supported by MBTS Police & Fire Departments, PMC adult riders & volunteers on bicycles, and a nurse at the first aid station. We provide a helmet check and it is highly recommended that each child have their helmet fitting checked prior to the ride.

Register to Volunteer

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!

Local Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Cape Ann 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 below.