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2024 PMC Kids Rides

North Shore

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Masconomo Park


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Event Details

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Masconomo Park
    60 Beach St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
  • 8 to 11 am
  • Ages 2 to 15
  • Registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $40
  • Virtual (not in-person) event option available!
  • Contact: Pat Morris

Welcome to the North Shore PMC Kids Ride!

Welcome to the North Shore (formerly Cape Ann) PMC Kids Ride! We hope you will join us as we ride to raise money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute! 


Schedule of Events

  • 8 am: Registration opens, bike checks available from Riverside Cycles
  • 8:30 am: Whale's Tale (11 mile) route begins
  • 8:30 - 11 am: After party with face painting, bouncy house, balloon twister, helmet decorating, Dunkin' treats, raffle and more! 

    Riders will have the chance to enter a special raffle for participants to win a free bike!
  • 9 am: All other routes begin
  • 11 am: Ride wraps up - see you next year!




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.

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 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 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 Heavy Hitters or Breakaway Fundraisers and will receive a special gift in recognition of their fundraising efforts.

  • Heavy Hitter –$450, riders will receive a special PMC Kids Rides glow in the dark keychain and certificate.
  • Breakaway Fundraiser –$950, riders will receive a special PMC Kids Rides branded insulated water bottle and 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.


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.

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 Katie Iwanowicz, PMC Pedal Partner Program Coordinator, at katie@pmc.org 


Artwork by a patient at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.

Local Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The North Shore 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.