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2020 PMC Kids Rides

Chelmsford-Westford

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Heart Pond, Chelmsford

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Event Details

  • Saturday, June 20, 2020
  • Heart Pond (50-, 72 Pond St. Chelmsford, MA)
  • 8 am to 1 pm
  • Ages 2 to 15
  • Registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $35
  • Contact: Tina Williams

Welcome to the 11th Annual Chelmsford-Westford PMC Kids Ride!

The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Chelmsford-Westford PMC Kids Ride brings children together to help in the fight against cancer. 

  • Since 1980, the PMC has raised $717,000,000
  • In 2019, the PMC raised $63,000,000
  • The 2019 PMC Kids Rides program raised $1,000,000
  • The 2019 Chelmsford-Westford ride raised $20,907
  • The 2020 PMC Kids Rides goal is $1,200,000

Schedule of Events

  • 8 am – Check in and on-site registration
  • 8:50 am  Opening Ceremonies and National Anthem
  • 9 am – Rides start (staggered by age)
  • 9:30 am - 1 pm – Post-ride celebration party (music, games, bouncy house, ice cream bar, food, drinks, raffles and more!)

Routes

  • Tikes on Trikes Ride for Tiny Tots: The Simba-Casper the Friendly Ghost Route: There will be an area located in the Heart Pond parking lot for young children riding on tricycles, bikes with training wheels or with adult assistance. Kids can ride in this fun rotary loop as many times as they would like! 
  • 3-Mile Route: The Cub Ride: Riders will start from the Heart Pond parking lot and head south towards the Westford town line (intersection of Acton Road/Rt. 27 & Griffin Road) then head back towards the Heart Pond parking lot
  • 5.4-Mile Route: The Lion Ride: Riders will start from Heart Pond parking lot and head north towards the Agway heading towards the Chelmsford Center Brickhouse Pizza Restaurant and then head back towards the Heart Pond parking lot. 
  • 13.5-Mile Route: The Grey Ghost Ride: This ride is for the older, more experienced cyclist and for those looking for a challenge! Riders will start from the Heart Pond parking lot and head north to the Chelmsford Center Brickhouse Pizza Restaurant. They will then reverse and head back to Heart Pond and continue on the bike path to the Westford border, then back to Heart Pond. 
  • 15-Mile Route: The Paw Print Ride (NEW): This ride is for the strong, long distance cyclist up for a Kids Chelmsford-Acton Challenge. This ride originates and concludes at Heart Pond. The rider will head south along Rt 27, with an adult PMC Volunteer/Ride Marshall, the rider will cross Rt 27 in Acton and remain on the BFRT and then cross again with a Ride Marshall, Rt 225, and remain on the BFRT until its terminus in Acton at a small rotary and a return back to Heart Pond.

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 $35 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. 

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Fundraising

The fundraising minimum for each rider is $35 and is due by September 1, 2020. 

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 – $350+ (riders will receive a sack pack)
  • Breakaway Fundraiser– $900+ (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

The PMC is the top cause related cycling fundraiser in the country. The 2019 PMC Kids Rides fundraising total is part of the $63 million gift to DFCI.

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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. 

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!

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Chelmsford-Westford 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.