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2021 PMC Kids Rides

Winchester

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Event Details

  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Lynch Elementary school
    10 Brantwood Rd, Winchester, MA 01890
  • 8:30 - 11 am
  • Ages 2 to 13
  • Registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $40
  • Reimagined (not in-person) event option available! 
  • Contact: Robin Shevland

Welcome to the Winchester PMC Kids Ride!

Welcome back Winchester PMC Kids Ride riders! Our RIDE IS ON! What a year it has been since last year’s reimagined ride of 2020. We are grateful that we will again be able to gather in person for a fall ride on October 2 at Lynch Elementary School and its adjacent streets. We have missed you all and are excited to once again join together to pedal to fight cancer!

We continue to ride 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 dollars will go straight to Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and be used to support cancer research and current patient and family care. They need our help...let’s continue to help get closer by the mile to better outcomes for cancer patients!

We are so happy to gather again at Lynch Elementary School and the amazingly supportive surrounding neighborhood. Cancer did not take a break for us this year...it hit each of us very deeply and personally the past few months so, along with the Kids PMC Rides community, we are committed to still raising awareness and funds to FIGHT CANCER in a very real way. Let’s join together and register to ride and volunteer! We plan to work closely with all town officials to follow all up to date state guidelines and provide a safe environment for all participants and their families. We have lots of new ideas on fun socially distanced activities to support this year’s ride that we will continue to update you on as the ride day approaches.

This ride remains 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, October 1

  • 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, October 2
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!
  • Reimagined Ride (NEW): For riders who would prefer to ride on their own and not in-person at the event. Riders are encouraged to do their Reimagined ride on the ride's date however, they can choose to ride whenever works for them! 

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.

Under "Event Option" parents will be able to select a route for each child. In-person routes will be listed along with a new "Reimagined" route option. Reimagined rides are not in-person and riders can ride in their own neighborhood on the day of the ride or whenever they'd like! Reimagined riders will receive their rider kit in the mail prior to the ride date. In-person riders will receive their rider kit day of at the ride.

Both in-person and Reimagined 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. 

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 $40 and is due by October 15, 2021. 

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 in the late Fall. 

  • Heavy Hitter – $450+, riders will receive a gift to be determined.
  • Breakaway Fundraiser – $950+, riders will receive a gift to be determined.

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.

More health and safety information for day-of riders to come! 

General Safety Tips!

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet.
  2. Ride with a parent or guardian.
  3. Hands should remain on handlebars.
  4. Never wear any kind of headphones. You need to hear clearly.
  5. When passing, make sure to yell “on your left!”
  6. If you need to slow down or stop to cross an intersection or obstacle, yell “slowing” or “stopping” to alert those behind you.

Volunteers

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

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 to donate items please click on the button below below.