<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1500983526874120&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
2022 PMC Kids Rides

Cape Ann

Ride has moved to the fall

Navigate Sections

Event Details

  • The Cape Ann PMC Kids Ride has moved to the fall. Date to be announced shortly.
  • Masconomo Park
    60 Beach St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
  • Ages 2 to 15
  • Registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $40
  • Virtual (not in-person) event option available!
  • Contact: Pat Morris

Welcome to the Cape Ann PMC Kids Ride!

The Cape Ann PMC Kids Rides has moved to the fall. New fall date to be announced shortly! Registered riders and volunteers have been notified. 



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. 

    View the route map here
  • 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.

    View route map here
  • 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.

    View the route map here
  • Virtual Rider: Virtual riders are those who would prefer to ride on their own and not in person at the event. Virtual riders who raise $50 or more will receive an official PMC Kids Rides t-shirt and water bottle at the end of June for spring rides or at the end of September for fall rides. Virtual riders have no registration fee or fundraising commitment.


The fundraising minimum for each rider is $40 and is due by October 31.

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

  • Heavy Hitter – $450, riders will receive a PMC Kids Rides canvas pouch and a certificate.
  • Breakaway Fundraiser –$950, riders will receive a PMC Kids Ride duffle bag and a certificate.

Fundraising Tips

  • Customize your rider profile page (set a goal, include why you are riding and a photo)
  • Set up a Facebook Fundraiser
  • Start your fundraising early
  • Send out hand-written letters or emails to your friends and family
Click here for more fundraising tips


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!


The PMC Kids Rides program follows all public health regulations and guidelines for your area.

General Safety Tips!

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet (children are required to wear helmets when participating).
  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 other rides, make sure to yell “on your left!” Never pass riders on the right.
  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.

PMC Pedal Partner Program

The PMC Pedal Partner Program is a wonderful way for riders to connect with a child who has been affected by cancer. PMC Pedal Partners are pediatric oncology patients at the Jimmy Fund Clinic who are paired with PMC Kids Rides or PMC teams.

If you know a child in treatment at the Jimmy Fund who is interested in being a PMC Pedal Partner for a PMC Kids Ride, please contact Fiona Hannafin, PMC Pedal Partner Program Coordinator, at fiona@pmc.org.


Artwork by a patient at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.

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 donating items (pizza, ice cream, snacks, sporting tickets, gift cards, baskets, etc), please click on the button below.