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2019 PMC Kids Rides

Cranberry Country

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Oak Point, Middleborough, MA

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Event Details

  • Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Oak Point
    200 Oak Point Drive, Middleborough, MA 02346
  • 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • Ages 2 to 16
  • Registration Fee: 
    • $15 online/in advance
    • $20 on-site/day of event
  • Required fundraising minimum: $30, suggested $50
  • Contact: Bill Goldsmith

Welcome to the Cranberry Country PMC Kids Ride

This will be the fifth Cranberry Country PMC Kids Ride. While this year's ride is special because it is our fifth anniversary, it is also special for a much more important reason. This year's ride is dedicated to the memory of Chloe Harding. Chloe was a beautiful, spunky eight-year-old with a love for life and a big smile. She participated as a rider along with her brother Wyatt in our last three rides. For the past two years, Chloe was our single largest fundraiser with her brother Wyatt close behind. Each of the last three years, Chloe's mom Lindsay has shared her family's story and experiences with the Dana-Farber during our opening ceremonies. The Harding Family's story is one of love, joy, courage, inspiration, challenges and lastly the celebration of a precious little girl with an inner strength far beyond her size or years who touched everyone fortunate enough to know her.

CranberryThe greatest part of my involvement with the PMC is the many wonderful people I have gotten to know along the way. I have been so fortunate to know Chloe, Wyatt, Lindsay and Harrison. Their strength, closeness and love have inspired their family, friends and community. Prior to one of our rides, Lindsay let me know that Chloe was so excited to participate in our upcoming ride because she "wanted to help her doctors find a cure for cancer so no other kids get sick." Please join us this year to celebrate Chloe's life and follow her example.

Just like the adult PMC ride held the first weekend in August of each year, our Kids Ride will raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). And, just like the adult ride, 100% of all rider-raised donations will go straight to the Jimmy Fund and used to support cancer research, patient care and families of treated patients.

The Cranberry Country PMC Kids Ride is a way for children to become involved in philanthropy and community activities at an early age while learning the valuable lesson of how good it feels to do something that benefits others. At the same time, the ride promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.

We also want to celebrate the accomplishments of the kids that participate in the Kids Ride and teach them that they can have a great time doing something that helps others.  So, we have a lot of fun activities planned for the day to include: a bouncy house, face painters, balloon makers, a large fire truck from the Middleboro Fire Department, deejay providing music, all sorts of fun games and activities plus a pizza party after the ride and ice cream sundaes.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30 - 9:45 am: Registration and Check-In
  • 10 - 10:15 am: Ride Line Up and Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:15 am: Ride start for Tyke Loop and Advanced Kids Loop
  • 10:30 am: Ride start for Big Kids Loop
  • 11:30 am: All rides finish
  • 11:30 am - 1 pm: Post Ride Party

Routes

Riders ages 2 to 16 can participate. We have three different route options to meet anyone's needs!

  • Tykes Loop: A small course located in the parking lot at Oak Point for tricycles, big wheels and our youngest riders.
  • Big Kids Loop: A 1.6-mile loop for older children on 2 wheels and 2 wheels with training wheels.
  • Advanced Loop: A continuation of the Big Kids Loop for more advanced riders and 2.8 miles in length.

While there will be a time limit for the actual ride, there is no minimum or maximum distance. Riders are encouraged to ride for as long as they feel comfortable and are enjoying themselves.

The ride will take place rain or shine; only a thunderstorm will cause a cancellation.

Please make sure to bring a properly fitting helmet for each rider.

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. 

Register to Volunteer

To make this a successful event we need lots of volunteers! Teenagers (14+) 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 Cranberry Country 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.