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2019 PMC Kids Rides


Sunday, June 9, 2019
Pollard Middle School

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Event Details

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019
  • Pollard Middle School
    200 Harris Ave, Needham, MA 02492
  • 8:15 am to 12 pm 
  • Ages 2 to 15
  • Registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $30 
  • Contact: Liz Mingle

Welcome to the Needham PMC Kids Ride!

We hope that you will join us on Sunday, June 9th for the 3rd Needham PMC Kids Ride! Join us as we raise money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute! Last year the ride had 131 riders and raised over $23,000! 

Schedule of Events

  • 8:15 am – On-site registration, bike adjustments provided by Landry's Bicycles Newton
  • 9:15 am – Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:30 am – Route begins (riders ride for approximately one hour)
  • 10 am - 12 pm – Post ride party! Riders and their families can enjoy refreshments, dancing, music, bouncy houses, raffles, face painting, silent auctions and more! 

Families are encouraged to ride or walk to the event as parking will be limited. There will be no parking on Harris Ave. 


  • Harris Route: Continuous loop beginning at Pollard Middle School onto Harris Ave to Coolidge Ave, then back down Harris Ave to Bradford St. Per the Needham Police, training wheels are NOT allowed on Harris Ave.
  • Tot Lot: For our littlest riders on training wheels and tricycles, a ride will be set up in the Pollard Middle School parking lot! 
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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. 

'47  supports the 2019 PMC Kids Rides program. Riders who register for the Needham PMC Kids Ride and pay a $20 registration fee will receive a $20 coupon to the Jersey St. store (19 Jersey St., Boston, MA) in their registration packet. Certain restrictions apply, coupons expire December 31, 2019). 

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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


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!


  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 Needham 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.