Welcome to the 8th Annual Kids PMC Lower Cape Ride!
Kids ages 2 through 15 ride for a cure, on courses that geared to their level of experience. Since 1980, the PMC has been the largest fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. 100% of all the money raised is donated! Last year we were one of 35 rides throughout New England where a total of 5,300 kids together raised over $800,000! Our ride alone had 100 riders who raised over $11,000.
This year we welcome Pedal Partner – Evan Barrasso and his family. We join the Cape Cod Sea Camps Team in honoring Evan. He is a Sandwich 3-year-old who is currently being treated at the Jimmy Fund. We are thrilled to report that Bennett Hartley, our pedal partner for the past 2 years, completed his treatments at Dana Farber in March of this year.
In addition, this year we welcome several B-Liska teams from area Middle Schools, honoring last year’s Pedal Partner, Brad Liska, who succumbed to brain cancer this past December. Brad was a Chatham resident attending Nauset Regional Middle School, with a very wide range of interests and friends. This is a great event and it is an opportunity to educate the kids that every little bit helps, even a fun day riding bikes. Help us Pedal for a Cure for Evan and for all children who face and fight this terrifying disease! On line registration is open. We recommend registering right away so you can start spreading the word about your ride through your personal online account. This account allows you to raise funds online through email and the safety of the PMC website. Register as a family or individual. Parents are encouraged to volunteer. Great events happen because of great volunteers. Every little bit helps.
Tykes and Trikes: A short flat course for the smallest riders around cones, with direct adult supervision. Scooters, tricycles, and big wheels welcome, but no parents pushing, no motors, and no skateboards please. Location: Eddy Elementary School, 2298 Main Street, Brewster, MA. Check-in starts at 1pm. Ride starts at 2pm for up to 1 hr.
Hardtop Challenge: A longer course for kids who are just getting comfortable on their wheels. One (experienced only) and two wheelers welcome, training wheels o.k., and scooters are welcome, no motors and no skateboards please. No parents on the course for safety purposes please. This is a great day for kids to ride with their school friends. Location: Eddy Elementary School, 2298 Main Street, Brewster, MA. Check-in starts at 1pm. Ride starts at 2pm for up to 1 hr of riding.
Rail Trail Ride: A beautiful ride along the scenic Cape Cod Rail Trail from the Eddy Elementary School to the Rail Trail Rotary in Harwich and return, a trip of 10-12 miles. Check-in starts at 1pm at the Stony Brook School. Ride starts at 2pm. All riders will be accompanied by Adult Ride Volunteers. A Rail Trail map can be found at http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/trails/print/ccrt.pdf. The ride starts at Eddy Elementary School, kids will walk bikes on between school trail to Stony Brook Elementary and enter rail trail at that schools parking lot (approximately mile marker 8) south to the trail bike rotary (approximately mile marker 3) and returns to Stony Brook and walk back to Eddy Elementary via the between school trail. Start and Finish Line at Eddy Elementary School, 2298 Main Street, Brewster, MA.
*** A $10 registration fee is required for each rider ***
Fundraising (online please) minimum of $25 (This is a change from previous years, where fundraising was optional)
Parents are encouraged to volunteer free by clicking the volunteer tab.
T-Shirts, Water Bottles and Goodie Bags for all riders
T-Shirts for all registered volunteers
Heavy Hitter Prizes for those riders who raise $250 or more
The Ride Celebration at the Stony Brook School is from 10 to 2pm will include at DJ, Bike and Helmet Checks by a local cycle shop, face painting, Nurse/EMT on site, water stops, and food tent, as well as many exciting raffle and auction items to bid on! Parents, relatives, friends and grandparents are all invited to come and join us!
Please check out photos of last year's ride by choosing "Gallery” at the top of this page. Choose 2012, and then Lower Cape Ride. (In previous years choose Brewster Chatham, or Chatham.) Also find us on Facebook at: Kids PMC Lower Cape Ride where you can post questions or ideas on fundraising, and more. Friend us and help pass the word about this year’s ride.
If you would like to be a sponsor let us know. We need many, many volunteers. If you can help, please register officially at the volunteer link on this page. If you have a special story related to your reason for riding, please send us an email - we would love to hear it!
email us at: KidsPMCLowerCapeRide@gmail.com