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2024 PMC Kids Rides

Suffield, CT

Saturday, May 11, 2024
McAlister School


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Event Details

Online registration for the 2024 Suffield PMC Kids Ride is now closed. Walk up registration is welcome starting at 9 AM on May 11 at McAlister School, with the ride starting at 10. With any questions, please contact Chris Nikolis at (860) 796-3644. Thank you.

  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • McAlister School
    260 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078
  • 9 am to 1 pm
  • Ages 2 to 16
  • Registration Fee: $20
  • Required Fundraising Commitment: $40
  • Virtual (not in-person) event option available!
  • Contact: Chris Nikolis – (860) 796-3644 or cnikolis@cox.net

We have other great events planned including a Pasta Dinner at the Suffield VFW on Saturday, April 6. More information to come!

Welcome to the Suffield PMC KIds Ride

The Suffield PMC Kids Ride, presented by Koverage Insurance Group is back and we can’t wait. It is our 13th event and we look forward to adding to the $505,000 raised for The Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2012.

We will gather at 10 am on May 11 at the McAlister School. Kids age 3-16 are welcome to ride, choosing from 2 safe, well-supervised courses. There are great volunteer and sponsorship opportunities as well. And we will have a fun time from 11 am to 1 pm with lunch for all guests, live music, a raffle/auction, playground and more.

suffieldWe had a great year in 2023, raising $55,000 for PMC and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Just as important as the fundraising, we have a lot of fun doing all of this.  We are eternally grateful to our riders, families, partners and so many civic groups and leaders in Suffield for their dedication and support.

100% of what we raise goes to The Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Our events are completely supported and underwritten by our generous sponsors and many partners. And we welcome anyone that has interest in helping.

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.

With heartfelt gratitude,

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

For more information about our ride and other events, check out our Facebook page or by email at cnikolis@cox.net.


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
  • 12:45 pm – Raffle winners picked
  • 1 pm – Event concludes


  • 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.
  • 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.

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


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 – $500+, riders will receive a special PMC Kids Rides glow in the dark keychain and certificate.

  • Breakaway Fundraiser – $1,000+, 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.

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

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!

Artioli Dodge

Spazzarini Property Services

Suffield Pizza

  • 2-4-1 Sports
  • Advanced Wheels of Technology
  • Airways Golf Course
  • Alfano & Flynn
  • American Hockey League
  • AMI Graphics
  • Backeast Brewery
  • Bielonko Farm
  • Bikes Fight Cancer
  • Blanchette Building
  • Brookman Plumbing
  • Big E
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Broad Brook Brewery
  • CCM Hockey
  • Chestnut Oak Associates
  • Cordes Orthodontics
  • CT Vision
  • Custom Creation by Sheila
  • The Deenihan Family
  • DG Graphics
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Doane’s Accent Auto
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • EA Sports
  • East Hartford Golf Club
  • Edgewood Golf Course
  • Feather & Bloom
  • First Church of Christ
  • FL Roberts
  • The Gibbons Family
  • The Grace Family
  • Hartford Athletic
  • Hartford Courant
  • Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Hartford Yard Goats
  • Hartland Home Improvement
  • Heritage Funeral Home
  • Hilltop Farm Store and Creamery
  • The Holmes Family
  • Home Depot
  • Intuitive Touch
  • Jim’s Pizza
  • Jim T’s Plumbing
  • Journal Inquirer
  • Juliano’s Pools
  • JTN Electrical, Inc.
  • Kitchen and Floor Store
  • Krupa Oil Company
  • LCP Property Investments
  • Lego
  • Lou’s Custom Exhaust
  • MDB Construction LLC
  • Modern Design
  • Monster Tree Service
  • Natural Fox
  • New England Bike
  • Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Homes
  • PA Bland Insurance
  • Pan Mass Challenge
  • Pioneer Valley Dental Arts
  • Red Phoenix Healing Arts
  • Rep. Tami Zawistowski
  • Requip’d
  • RJ Photography
  • The Romaniw Family
  • Shoreline AV
  • Smoothville
  • Specialty Steel Treating
  • Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Star Quality Appraisals
  • Suffield Country Club
  • Suffield Fire Department
  • Suffield High Booster Club
  • Suffield Lacrosse Association
  • Suffield Little League
  • Suffield Masonic Lodge
  • Suffield Observer
  • Suffield Police Department
    Suffield Public Schools
  • Suffield Public Works
  • Suffield Rotary Club
  • Suffield Soccer Club
  • Suffield Travel Basketball
  • Suffield Veterinary Hospital
  • Suffield Village Dental
  • Suffield Village Market
  • Suffield Volunteer Ambulance
  • The Sullivan Group
  • Three Figs
  • Tobin Woods Real Estate
  • Total Body Fitness
  • Trevisan Machine Tool
  • Tutor on Wheels
  • United Gear & Machine Co.
  • USA Waste & Recycling
  • The Walsh Family
  • West Side Oil Co.
  • Westfield Starfires
    Wilma’s Scoop Dujour
  • Windsor Locks Rotary
  • The Winiarski Family
  • XGT Fitness
  • Zanto Restaurant

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