Get ready for the 2014 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 the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Find a ride

Bedford

Event Details

  • John Glenn Middle School, Bedford, MA
  • Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:00am-1:00pm
  • All ages
  • Registration fee: $10
    Onsite registration fee: $20
    Required fundraising minimum: $25, suggested: $50
  • Email contact: Amy Mason

 

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 10th PMC Kids Ride and thanks to our riders and sponsors we have raised over $800,000 since our first year 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!
The Ride:

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-1:00pm: 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 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 offers 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 consider heavy hitters and receive a raffle ticket for the exclusive Heavy Hitter raffle to win their choice of an electric scooter or iPad mini!  All PMC heavy hitters also receive an awesome PMC string bag.  And new this year, kids who raise $700+ become Breakaway fundraisers and will receive a special PMC backpack. There are lots of ways to fundraise, check out these ideas and download your pledge for here 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!
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 welcome back 13 year-old Nate Cavallo from Lexington.  Nate was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer of the bone and soft tissue. At our 2013 Ride, Nate shared his personal experience of what it is like to be a kid with cancer, not fun!  Unfortunately after last year's Ride, Nate had a reoccurrence and is back in treatment. He is optimistic and excited to be our Pedal Partner again.  He hopes to be well enough to ride in June!  Please join us at this year's Ride to offer your support and be inspired by an incredible young hero.
HAVE A QUESTION? 
Please email us at bedfordpmckidsride@gmail.com

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


CONTACTS: 
Main contact: Amy Mason
Registration contact: Jenny Stewart
Volunteer contact: Susan DiGangi

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Featured Sponsors
Sponsored by Yawkey Foundation
Program Sponsors
Sponsored by Stop and Shop
Sponsored by Landry's Bicycles Clif Kid