Thanks for participating in our 9th Annual Ride! We had a gorgeous day with over 400 riders and 150 volunteers! We were honored to have Nate Cavallo as our Pedal Partner this year. Nate did a fantastic job sharing his story and expressed his hope that soon a cure will be found so there will not be any more Pedal Partners! We hope so too! We are lucky to have such amazing support from the community, the Bedford Police and Fire Departments, the Department of Public Works and so many local businesses. Thank you everyone for another amazing year!
Please send post-ride donations to PMC Bedford Kids Ride, 23 Alaska Avenue, Bedford, MA 01730 prior to October 1, 2013. All riders are required to raise a minimum of $25.
We would like to pay tribute to Jeffrey Hebert, a longtime volunteer at the Bedford Kids Ride who tragically lost his life on June 15. Our thoughts are with his wife and daughter at this very sad time.
Welcome to the PMC Bedford Kids Ride!
Grab your bikes and join over 400 kids from Bedford and surrounding towns to ride in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund. This is Bedford's 9th PMC Kids Ride and thanks to our riders & sponsors we have raised over $700,000 for the Jimmy Fund to date. Events like the PMC Kids Rides give everyone an opportunity to fight back against a disease that takes so much, at so many ages, while simultaneously stressing the importance of raising funds to find a cure for all cancers. We look forward to seeing you there!
Jimmies for the Jimmy Fund: June 1 - June 15 at Bedford Farms Ice Cream, Bedford, MA.
Stop by Bedford Farms the two weeks leading up to the Ride to grab a scoop and top it off with Jimmy Fund Jimmies! And... soon to be revealed, the Golden Ticket flavor! What will it be?? Proceeds from sales of Jimmy Fund Jimmies and the Golden Ticket flavor will benefit the PMC Bedford Kids Ride!
Early Check-In: Thursday, June 13, from 5-8:30pm, John Glenn Middle School (Cafeteria), 99 McMahon Road, Bedford, MA.
Drop of your donations and pick up your t-shirt, water bottle and bike tag. Special this night only, 2 for 1 raffle tickets - how sweet is that! Enjoy a slice of pizza and a drink courtesy of Papa Gino's.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
9:00am: On-site registration and all bikers arrive to get in their route corrals.
9:30am: Roads close and opening ceremonies.
9:45am: Riders head out on their routes!
10:00am-1pm: Party with music, food, drinks, activities, raffle and more!
Choose a route that is right for you: Wally's Way, an obstacle course for tykes on trikes; Yawkey Way, a 1/2 mile route on the premises and perfect for kids on training wheels; GreenMonster, a 3 mile ride for young adventurous riders; BigPapi, a 6 mile ride for more experienced riders; BigPapiSlam, a 10 mile ride for those who want a real challenge; and Fenway, a 12 mile off-road route that travels the rail bed to Concord (must be entering 7th grade). See route maps for more detail. Riders will be placed in groups of 10-12 riders with an adult volunteer leader and sweep. Water stops are set-up along the routes and volunteers and police officers will be out on the road to cheer on the riders and keep them safe. Be sure to print out the route map to practice the route prior to Ride day. Remember the rules of the road: ride on the right side of the road with traffic (roads are open during the event), be sure to give yourself enough space between other riders, call out when turning or use hand signals, ride slow and in control. All riders including adults are required to wear a helmet. Go PMC kids!
A lot goes in to the Kids Ride program so we can work together to raise funds for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in support of cancer research and cures and the best treatments for cancer patients. To help us reach this goal, a minimum fundraising amount of $25 per rider is required. We suggest a fundraising amount of $50 per rider, but most kids raise a lot more than that! In fact, riders who raise $250 are considered heavy hitters and receive a raffle ticket for the exclusive Heavy Hitter raffle for a chance to win the iPad Mini or an electric scooter! You choose! All PMC heavy hitters also receive an awesome PMC string bag. There are lots of ways to fundraise, check out these ideas and download your pledge form here.
There are lots of volunteer opportunities available for those ages 14 and up. We could not hold this event without our valued volunteers! Please visit our volunteer registration page to see the available positions and to register as a volunteer. All volunteers receive a PMC shirt. Thank you!
PEDAL PARTNER: The Pedal Partner program is a wonderful way for riders to connect with a child who has been affected by cancer. Our Pedal Partner is truly the face of our Ride. This year we are honoring 12 year old Nate Cavallo from Lexington. Nate is undergoing treatment for Ewing Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer of the bone and soft tissue. Nate and his family are grateful to all the Bedford Kids for honoring him during his incredible journey. Please join us at this year's Ride to to offer your support and be inspired by an incredible young man and hero.
Have a question? Please email us at email@example.com.
Check out our video below from our inaugural year!