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2019 PMC Kids Rides

Suffield, CT

Saturday, May 11, 2019
McAlister School

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Event Details

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • McAlister School
    260 Mountain Rd, Suffield, CT 06078
  • 9 am to 1 pm
  • Ages 2 to 16
  • Registration fee
    • $15 April 2 - May 10
    • $20 day of ride
  • Required fundraising minimum: $30
  • Contact: Chris Nikolis – (860) 796-3644 or cnikolis@cox.net

Welcome to the Suffield PMC KIds Ride

The 2019 Suffield PMC Kids Ride sponsored by First Suffield Bank will be held on May 11 at 10 AM at the McAlister School in Suffield. We can't wait for another wonderful day in support of the PMC and The Jimmy Fund. 

suffieldOur 2018 event was held May 12 and our announced fundraising total is $64,500, a new high for our event. That total has increased and we have now surpassed $251,000 in our seven-year history!

It is hard to put into words what this event and the support we have received means to us and so many others. The smiles on the faces of our kids (and adults!) are all we need to see. As we continue to come together for this cause, we know the best is ahead of us. 

None of this would be possible without our committee, volunteers, sponsors, but especially our wonderful riders who work so hard to fundraise each May. 

With heartfelt gratitude,

Chris & Denise Nikolis, Co-Coordinators of the Suffield PMC Kids Ride

 

Events

  • Pasta Dinner, Fall 2019
  • Suffield Runs for the Jimmy Fund, Fall 2019
  • Rock The Ride, Spring 2020
  • Our can and bottle drive is always on, proceeds to the same cause.

For more info on that and other events, stay tuned to our Facebook page

 

Schedule of Events

  • 9 - 10 am – Registration/Check-In
  • 10 - 11 am – RIDE!
  • 11 am - 1 pm – Food, Fun, Raffle, Music
  • 11:30 am – Check Presentation
  • 12:30 pm – Raffle winners picked
  • 1 pm – Ride concludes

Routes

  • Tot Lot: Our younger riders can ride at the Suffield Middle School parking lot, in a closed off traffic circle with lots of volunteer supervision.
  • Ride Course: Older riders can ride up Hill Street to Russell from the middle school, which is 2.5 miles each way. We have dozens of stationary and riding volunteers on Hill Street, which is only open to local traffic during the ride.

It is up to parents to decide which course is appropriate for each child.

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. 

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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
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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!

Local Sponsors

We would like to thank the following partners for their generous support of the Suffield PMC Kids Ride. Please keep them in mind & support them throughout the year!

Thanks to Our Title Partner The First Suffield Bank for Their Longtime Support!

  • AGN Dental Associates
  • Alfano & Flynn
  • AmeriCans
  • Ameriprise Financial Services
  • AMI Graphics
  • Arcor Laser Services
  • Ashley's Jewelers 
  • Attorney Matthew Donahue
  • Back East Brewery
  • Basket Full of Connecticut
  • Bertucci's 
  • Blanchette Building
  • Big E
  • Big Y
  • Bob's Discount Furniture
  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Cannons
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Bouncetown
  • Broad Brook Brewery
  • Keller Williams - Carol Saltis Realtor
  • Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Homes
  • CCM Hockey 
  • Chestnut Oak Associates
  • Chili's
  • Chuck Meek
  • City Stage/Symphony Hall
  • Clear Channel Radio
  • Coach Winiarski’s Fundamental Baseball
  • Cordes Orthodontics
  • Costco 
  • Cuploa Hollow Farm
  • Dairy Cream
  • Denise Sobinski Interior Design 
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Doane’s Accent Auto, Inc.
  • Dream Bat Company 
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • EA Sports
  • East Granby Public Schools
  • Enfield Public Schools
  • Executive Valet
  • The Fawthorp Family 
  • Fitness First
  • First Church of Christ
  • Friends of Suffield 
  • Hannoush Jewelers
  • HARP Mechanical Services
  • Hartford Courant 
  • Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Hartford Yard Goats
  • Heritage Funeral Home
  • Highland Park Market
  • Hood Ice Cream
  • Home Depot
  • Jim’s Pizza
  • Journal Inquirer
  • Juliano’s Pools
  • JTN Electrical
  • Kaptain Jimmy’s
  • Kohl's
  • Krupa Oil Company
  • KWB Media
  • Land Warrior Crossfit
  • LCP Property Investments
  • Lego
  • LePage Financial
  • Lily House Bed & Breakfast
  • Lindsay & Co Painting
  • Lou’s Custom Exhaust
  • Lowell Spinners
  • Maplegate Rehab
  • Markowski Dental Associates
  • MDB Construction LLC
  • Menchie’s
  • New England Air Museum 
  • New England Bike & Scuba
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • 99 Restaurants
  • Oxen Hill Farm
  • PA Bland Insurance
  • Pan-Mass Challenge
  • 180 Gym
  • Panasonic
  • Pepsi
  • Pioneer Valley Dental Arts
  • Rep. Tami Zawistowski 
  • Requip’d
  • RJ Photography 
  • Rossi Electric
  • Saunders Marina & Package Store
  • Secure Energy
  • Sign A Rama
  • Six Flags
  • Springfield Country Club
  • Springfield Republican
  • Starbucks
  • Stop & Shop 
  • Suffield Chamber of Commerce
  • Suffield Country Club
  • Suffield Fire Department
  • Suffield Lacrosse Association
  • Suffield Little League
  • Suffield Masonic Lodge
  • Suffield Observer
  • Suffield Parks & Rec
  • Suffield Pizza
  • Suffield Police Department
Suffield Public Schools
  • Suffield Public Works
  • Suffield Rotary Club
  • Suffield Soccer Club Suffield Veterinary Hospital
  • Suffield Volunteer Ambulance
  • The Sullivan Group
  • The Summer House 
  • Travelers
  • Tucker’s Restaurant
  • Turning Point Wellness Center
  • Union Street Tavern 
  • United Gear & Machine Co.
  • USA Hauling & Recycling
  • Walmart
  • WEEI 105.5
  • West Side Oil
  • Western Mass News 
WFSB Channel 3
  • Williams Distributing
  • Windsor Journal
  • Windsor Locks Public Schools
  • Windsor Marketing Group
  • Windsor Public Schools
  • Zanto's

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Suffield, CT 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.