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2022 PMC Kids Rides

Winchester

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Lynch Elementary School
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Event Details

  • Saturday, June 11, 2022
  • Lynch Elementary school
    10 Brantwood Rd, Winchester, MA 01890
  • 8:30 - 11 am
  • Ages 2 to 13
  • Registration Fee: $20
  • Required Fundraising Commitment: $40
  • Virtual (not in-person) event option available!
  • Contact: Robin Shevland

Welcome to the Winchester PMC Kids Ride!

We are very excited to that the Winchester ride is back in person on June 11, 2022! We will again be riding at Lynch Elementary School and the adjacent neighborhood. Thank you to the neighbors that continue to welcome and support us as well as the WPD and DPW that keep all the riders safe on the roads! 

The ride is intended to both raise cancer awareness as well as get Winchester and surrounding communities’ students involved in giving back and being active in the community at an early age. Just like the adult ride, 100% of all rider raised donations will go straight to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and used to support cancer research, patient care and families of patients currently involved in treatment.

Last year, the PMC raised $64 million for Dana-Farber. That is REAL money that will make a REAL impact on the fight against cancer!  We are hoping as community that we can build on our previous years' successes and push ourselves to give back even more this year!

Make the commitment to join us because you want be a part of giving back and you want to help fight cancer! This ride is dedicated to all of our loved ones whose lives were cut short by cancer and to those who continue to inspire us as they live with or have beaten cancer.

Schedule of Events

Pre-Registration - Friday, June 10

  • 4:30 - 6 pm – If you have registered for the ride, come pick up your PMC goody bag (includes a number, punch card, bracelet, t-shirt, and water bottle) at 46 Wedgemere Ave, Winchester, MA.

Ride Day - Saturday, June 11
Please park in or around Lynch's Woodside parking lot

  • 8:30 - 9 am – Registration for those who were unable to stop by Friday night or for those who need to register
  • 9 am – Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:05 am – Thunder Route riders line up
  • 9:10 am – Lightning Route riders line up
  • 9:15 am – Ride begins! 
  • 11 am – Ride concludes 

Routes

  • Thunder Route: This route is intended for our less experienced riders. It will start approximately 10 minutes after the Lightning Route begins and be restricted to the circle in front of Lynch Elementary School
  • Lightning Route: Intended for our more experienced riders. It begins at the front of Lynch Elementary School and then travels the neighborhood clockwise for a 1⁄2 mile loop. Challenge yourself to do as many loops as you can while being cheered on by the neighbors and spectators!
  • 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.

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Fundraising

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

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 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 (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 Winchester 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.