Get ready for the 2015 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 through its Jimmy Fund. Find a ride

Bedford

Event Details

  • John Glenn Middle School, Bedford, MA
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Early Check-In, Thursday, June 11, 5:00pm-8:30pm, Bedford High School
  • All ages
  • Registration fee: $10
    Onsite registration fee: $20
    Required fundraising minimum: $25, suggested: $50
  • Email contact: bedfordpmckidsride@gmail.com

Welcome to the PMC Bedford Kids Ride!

Grab your bikes and join over 450 kids from Bedford and surrounding towns to ride in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund.  This is Bedford's 11th PMC Kids Ride and thanks to our riders and sponsors we have raised just shy of one million dollars to date.  Events like the PMC Kids Ride 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.  You choose the route that's right for you:

Wally's Way:  An obstacle course for tykes on trikes located on the JGMS tennis courts

Yawkey Way:  A 1/2 mile route around JGMS perfect for kids on training wheels

Green Monster:  A 3 mile ride through neighborhoods of Bedford for young adventurous riders

Big Papi:  A 6 mile ride through neighborhoods of Bedford for more experienced riders

Big Papi Slam:  A 10 mile ride through trail beds and Bedford neighborhoods for those who want a real challenge

Fenway: A 12 mile off-road route that travels the rail bed to Concord and back (must be entering 6th grade)

We look forward to seeing you there!

UPCOMING PMC BEDFORD KIDS RIDE EVENTS
Bedford Family Connection Trike/Bike Decorating & Trial Run
Saturday May 30th 10-11:30 
John Glenn Middle School Tennis Courts
Bring your favorite ride - whether it be a scooter, hot wheels, tricycle, or bike - and join the Bedford Family Connection for a morning of decorating and practice riding in preparation for the PMC Kids Ride.  We'll have decorating supplies to get your trike looking its best.  Then take a ride around the tennis courts to practice for the big day.  You are welcome to join for this event whether you are signed up for the PMC Kids Ride or not - please come to find out more about this fun community event!

Golden Ticket flavors at Bedford Farms Ice Cream Unveiled!
June 1st through June 13th
18 North Road, Bedford MA
The 2015 Golden Ticket flavors will be unveiled June 1st!  Be sure to stop by Bedford Farms Ice Cream from 6/1 - 6/13 to grab a scoop or two of the unique flavors created and named by the two winning families.  They have worked hard to create and name their very own ice cream concoction that will be sold to the masses.  All proceeds of the Golden Ticket flavors will be donated back to the PMC Bedford Kids Ride by Bedford Farms Ice Cream.  

INFORMATION ABOUT THE RIDE on SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
9:00 am: On-site registration and all bikers arrive to get in their route corrals.
9:30 am: Roads close and opening ceremonies begin
9:45 am: Riders head out on their routes!
10:00 am-1:00 pm: Party with music, food, drinks, activities, raffle and more!
ROUTES: 
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; Green Monster, a 3 mile ride for young adventurous riders; Big Papi, a 6 mile ride for more experienced riders; Big Papi Slam; 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 6th 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 to 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 to the riders behind you or use hand signals when turning or stopping, ride slow and in control.  All riders including adults are required to wear a helmet.  Go PMC kids!
FUNDRAISING: 
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 and a chance to win an iPad Mini.  All PMC heavy hitters also receive an awesome PMC string bag.  And new this year, kids who raise $750+ become Breakaway fundraisers and will receive a special New Balance PMC backpack.
WEEKLY TOP RIDER RAFFLE - OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN GREAT PRIZES!
All registered PMC Bedford Riders whose online fundraising totals are over $100 are automatically entered into a weekly Top Rider Raffle!  We will use a random generator to choose a rider every Monday evening until Ride Day!  So make sure to enter your weekend fundraising online by every Monday evening.  Our first winner received a PMC hat and a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

GET RECOGNIZED AS A SUPER FUNDRAISER!
Have you set up a lemonade stand?  Have you sold baked goods at your brother or sister's games?  We want to know!  Fill out our online questionnaire and email pictures to bedfordpmckidsride@gmail.com and your Rider maybe highlighted on our Facebook page, with The Bedford Citizen or other media venues!  Let's get these kids' hard work recognized.  Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16HtN-qLk8xTriq-NmoUfuNCRKnmv0uhHNiPwtBxGWr4/viewform
Check out these ideas and download a pledge sheet to get started!

VOLUNTEERS: 
There are 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.  All volunteers receive a PMC volunteer shirt.  Thank you!
SPONSORSHIPS: 
Becoming a sponsor is by far and away the greatest impact you can have on the cause as the PMC Bedford Kids Ride strives to surpass the one million dollar fundraising mark.  Please see the sponsor levels below for more details. 

*Champion: $5,000+ 

  • 4 tickets to the PMC Annual Heavy Hitter Dinner held in the fall
  • Recognition in the Annual PMC Catalog and the Annual Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Honor Roll of Donors Catalog
  • Your family/company name and logo will be highlighted as the Kids Ride "Champion” sponsor on all email communication as well as profiled on our Kid’s Ride pledge forms
  • Acknowledgement during the Kids Ride
  • Your company’s promotional materials will be distributed in the registration packs of all riders
  • Reserved table at the Kids Ride in June for your company’s marketing materials & goodies

*Hope: $2,500+

  • Recognition in the Annual PMC Catalog and the Annual Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Honor Roll of Donors Catalog
  • Acknowledgement during the Kids Ride 
  • Your company’s promotional materials will be distributed in the registration packs of all riders
  • Reserved table at the Kids Ride in June for your company’s marketing materials & goodies

*Believe: $1,250+ 

  • The opportunity to be a route sponsor or water stop sponsor 
    • Route sponsor - Select one of the 6 PMC routes and your name/company’s name will be featured on the sign for that route as well as on the bike tag for each rider on that route
    • Water stop sponsor - Display your company banner and have the opportunity to provide company literature and promotional items at the water stop table
  • Reserved table at the Kids Ride in June for your company’s marketing materials & goodies

*Courage: $750+ 

  • Reserved table at the Kids Ride in June for your company’s marketing materials & goodies

Inspire: $350+

  • Listing in the event program book, sponsor sign, PMC Kids website & social media
  • Your name/company will be listed on the "Cheer on the Riders” flyers that are placed in hundreds of mailboxes along every route

*Sponsorships include:

  • Listing in the event program book, sponsor sign, PMC Kids website & social media
  • Your name/company will be listed on the "Cheer on the Riders” flyers that are placed in hundreds of mailboxes along every route
Please contact us at bedfordpmckidsride@gmail.com with any questions.

PMC Bedford Kids Ride 2015 Committee

Susan DiGangi ~ Lisa Harrell ~ Nancy Protasowicki ~ Kelly Randazzo ~ Susan Sepe ~ Jenny Stewart ~ Beth Venuti ~ Angela Winter

 


Check out our video below from our inaugural year!
http://vimeo.com/4645742


CONTACTS:
Main contact: Beth Venuti & Susan DiGangi
Registration contact: Jenny Stewart
Volunteer contact: Susan DiGangi

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Featured Sponsors
Sponsored by Yawkey Foundation
2015 BEDFORD SPONSORS

CHAMPION
  • Tom & Lourdes Engel
INSPIRE
IN-KIND

Program Sponsors
Sponsored by New Balance
Sponsored by Stop and Shop
Sponsored by Landry's Bicycles Clif Kid