Get ready for the 2017 PMC Kids Rides

Many kids, many bikes, one mission: cure cancer. Kids of all ages find fun, camaraderie, and inspiration in bringing us closer by the mile to the cure for cancer with donations to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Find a ride

Day of schedule & details

PMC Kids Ride Schedule at a glance for June 4, 2017

6:30am: Volunteers begin to arrive
8:30-9:30am: Check In/Registration (pick up goodie bag with t-shirt, water bottle and bike number)
8:30-9:30am: Bike check and decorating – have your bike and helmet inspected by Pedal Power before the ride and then decorate it!
9:30am: Opening Ceremony
9:30-11:00am: Ride on your chosen bike route
9:00-12:00 pm: Fun at NARA park! Enjoy music, food, face painting, crafts, bike decorating, games, and cheering on your friends!

We need lots of volunteers!

Teenagers and adults of all ages are welcome to register on line as a volunteer. There is a role and need for everyone! Please refer to the "register to volunteer” section on this website for descriptions of the volunteer positions.  If you do not fit in one of these positions, do not fret we will find you the perfect spot. Parents, please sign up as a volunteer ride marshal if you would like to ride. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and lots of thanks!

Routes:

  • 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 big wheels, trikes, bikes with training wheels or just starting out on 2 wheels.

Fundraising:

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" link 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 2017 to raise 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 by the day of the ride will be recognized by the PMC as HEAVY HITTERS and will receive additional swag as a thank you!

Download the Pledge Form

SAFETY FIRST!

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 bike 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. Parking attendants will be on location to help direct you.

  • 6:30am on:
Volunteer Check in:
Check in at NARA Park by the upper parking lots. Meet with Crew leaders. Review job expectations/responsibilities.  Please be prompt on your arrival, and wear comfortable shoes. We will provide you with a volunteer t-shirt that you must wear. Please indicate your size when signing up online.
  • 8:30-9:30am:

Rider 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 and Bike Decorating:

Bike and Helmet Check by Pedal Power. Have a professional check your bike and helmet for safety. Once you've had your bike checked, feel free to decorate it with all sorts of fun supplies!

  • 9:30am:

Opening Ceremony

at NARA Park by the Miracle Field. We will recognize Heavy Hitters and take a group photo.

  • 9:30-11:00am:

Bike Riding begins

Little Tykes will start the ride down the NARA Park loop towards age Miracle Field. The rest of the riders will start in staggered groups. 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.

  • 9:00-12:00 pm:

Fun at NARA Park

There will be food, face painting, music, crafts, bike decorating, tattoos and much more!

 
Presenting Sponsor
Sponsored by Yawkey Foundation
Program Sponsors
Sponsored by New Balance
Sponsored by Yasso
Sponsored by WROR
Sponsored by Stop and Shop
Sponsored by 47 Brand
Sponsored by Landry's Bicycles Clif Kid