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2022 PMC Kids Rides

Newton-Needham

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Event Details

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • Wells Ave Office Park
    180 Wells Ave, Newton, MA 02459
  • 8 - 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 to 15
  • Registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $40
  • Virtual (not in-person) event option available!
  • Contact: Rob Moruzzi 

Welcome to the Newton-Needham PMC Kids Ride!

PMC Kids Rides are back in person and we have joined forces with Needham to create a Newton-Needham PMC Kids Ride!

We hope that you will join us as we raise money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Schedule of Events

  • 8 - 9 am – Rider and volunteer check-in, bike tune up
  • 8:45 am –  Opening Ceremonies
  • 9 - 10 am – RIDE!
  • 9:45 - 11 am – Post ride celebration with music, entertainment, raffles and more! 

Routes

  • One-mile Loop: A one-mile loop has been created around Wells Avenue beginning at the parking lot at 180 Wells Avenue. This option is available for riders on two-wheeled pedal bikes. Riders have the opportunity to do as many laps as they want in the one-hour allotted time. For the safety of all riders, this loop is designed for bicycles only and not for kids on tricycles, scooters, or kids that need adult assistance. There will be several volunteers stationed along the course, and we ask that parents stay off this course for safety reasons.
  • Tot LoopLocated within the parking lot at 180 Wells Ave, this is the perfect option for our younger crowd and those needing assistance with riding. Kids can take as many loops along this route as they would like. 
  • 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.

 

Register to Ride

Parents will need to create an account or log in with an existing account to register their child or family. When creating an account, please enter the parent's information first, as there will be a separate section in registration to enter the child's information.

Under "Event Option" parents will be able to select a route for each child. Riders have a $20 registration fee and a $40 fundraising minimum. Parents will need to sign a waiver and agree to the fundraising commitment in order to complete registration. In-person riders will receive their rider kit at the ride.

Virtual Rider

Parents will be able to select the “Virtual Rider” route if their child will not be riding in person but still wants to support the PMC Kids Rides program. Virtual riders can ride in their own neighborhood on the day of the ride or whenever they'd like! If a virtual rider raises $50 or more, they will receive an official PMC Kids Rides t-shirt and water bottle at the end of June for spring rides and at the end of September for fall rides. 

Once registration is complete for both in-person and virtual riders, parents will receive a confirmation email with information on how to log into their management page to customize donation pages and to track donations.

The PMC strongly recommends that all participants – including riders who are eligible – be vaccinated to attend a PMC Kids Ride.

Fundraising

The fundraising minimum for each rider is $40 and is due by September 1

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

  • 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 (include why you are riding and a photo)
  • 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

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

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.

Volunteers

Get the entire family involved and support the event by volunteering! Be a ride marshal, work at a water stop, help distribute snacks and more. Volunteers will need to create an account and then will be able to select the position(s) that they would like.

The PMC strongly recommends that all participants – including riders who are eligible – be vaccinated to attend a PMC Kids Ride.

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.

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Artwork by a patient at the Jimmy Fund Clinic. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

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