Welcome to the First Annual
Acton-Boxboro PMC Kids Ride!
Pan Mass Challenge events have an unwavering
commitment to finding a cure for cancer. Since its start in 1980, the PMC has
raised $375,000,000.00 for cancer research and cancer care. Although each individual
rider has a personal reason for taking part in the event, they are strongly
united in their cause…cure cancer. The monies raised from the PMC and PMC Kids
rides accounts for over half of the total funding for the Jimmy Fund each year.
On June 2, kids in Acton and Boxboro will join this established tradition of
bike riding and fundraising for Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. Make
the commitment to join us because you want to help cure 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 cancer. The Acton-Boxboro
PMC Kids Ride will bring us "closer by the mile” to a cure!
PMC Kids Ride Schedule at a glance for
June 2, 2013
7:30am: Volunteers arrive
and meet with Crew Leaders.
8:30-9:30am: Check In/Registration (pick up t shirts, water bottles
and bike numbers)
8:30-9:30am: Bike check –
have your bike and helmet inspected before the ride
9:30-11:00am: Ride on
your choice bike route
9:00-12:00 pm: Fun at NARA
park! Enjoy crafts, bike
decorating and cheering on your friends
We need lots of volunteers!
Kids 14 and over and adults are encouraged
to register on line as a volunteer. There is a role for everyone! Please refer
to the "register to volunteer” section on this website for descriptions of
the volunteer positions. Parents, please sign up as a volunteer ride marshal if
you want to ride. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt too!
- NARA park walking
path. This big loop is for
the "Big Kids” riding on 2 wheeled bikes.
- Miracle Field loop
– This loop around Miracle field is a smaller path for kids riding with
training wheels or just starting out on 2 wheels.
Miracle Field parking lot (Tricycle/Big Wheel riders only)
Our goal is to raise as much money for The
Jimmy Fund as possible and to have fun while doing it! We encourage kids to be
creative raising money for this cause, which is important to all of us! Just
click on "fundraising” for some good ideas! With help from parents, kids
can set up their own PMC Kids
rider page or family page and
spread the word to friends and relatives near and far!
Riders have through September 2013 to raise
additional funds for The Jimmy Fund. We have a fundraising minimum of $25.00
per rider. We hope that many riders will raise more than this! Riders raising $250.00 or more will be
recognized by the PMC as HEAVY HITTERS!
Download the Pledge
ALL RIDERS (CHILDREN AND ADULTS) MUST WEAR
PROPERLY FITTING AND SECURED BIKE HELMETS. Representatives from Pedal Power
Bike Shop will be on hand to provide complimentary bike safety checks and
handle minor repairs. Please review Bike Path
Safety and Etiquette prior to the ride.
The Day of the Ride in Detail:
Designated parking for the event The entire event will be held up by Miracle Field. Part of the upper parking lot will be
closed off as the Big Kid ride will go through there. If no parking is available in the upper lot, please park in
the back spots of the lower lot by the beach and walk up the walking path to
our registration area.
7:30am: Volunteers arrive and
meet at NARA Park by the Miracle Field. Meet with Crew leaders. Review job
8:30-9:30am: Check In/Registration Pick up t-shirts, water bottles, and bike numbers. Hand
in money raised through fundraising in the form of a check. We will have
envelopes and labels for each rider. PMC Kids prefers, however, that donations
be processed on line through the website. Please attach bike number to your
child’s bike. Please bring bike to designated bike parking area and take note
of where the bike is parked.
8:30-9:30am: Bike and Helmet Check by Pedal Power. Have a professional check your bike and
helmet for safety.
9:30: Opening Ceremony at NARA Park Miracle Field. We will recognize Heavy Hitters and take a group photo.
9:30-11:00am: Bike Riding begins Big Kids riding on the full walking
path start will be staggered by age group. Riders will travel the loop as many
times as they would like. There
will be volunteers set up around the loop and bike marshals looping around on
bikes. Remember though, THIS IS A RIDE NOT
A RACE! Only volunteers and riders should be on the walking path.
The Younger kid ride will occur simultaneously
as the big kid ride, with a loop around Miracle Field. This loop allows parents full view of
their children to assist with newer riders.
Tikes-on-Trikes for our youngest riders will
be a loop set up with cones in the Miracle Field lot for children on tricycles
and big wheels to loop around.
9:00-12:00 pm: Fun at NARA Park There will be music, crafts, bike decorating, tattoos
and much more!
Main Contact: Dana Greenberg