On Sunday, June 9, 2013, PMC Kids Rides will be coming to Concord at the picturesque Middlesex School. Kids ages 5 to 15 are invited to ride either a 1, 5, 10, or 15 mile route to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund while their families cheer them on and enjoy the event. For safety, all PMC Kids riders must be off training wheels and there is a minimum 16 inch wheel size (to the tire edge) for the 1, 5, 10 & 15 mile rides. There will be a separate 1/4 - 1/2 mile PMC Kids Jr. Ride for riders with training wheels and those under 5. To participate in the PMC Kids Jr. Ride, follow the same registration process. All registered riders will receive a PMC Kids t-shirt and water bottle. There are no pets allowed at this event.
Since the PMC Concord Kids Ride started in 2008, we have raised over $225,000 towards the fight against cancer. With your help, we look forward to making a significant contribution again this year. The PMC Kids Heavy Hitterprogram to recognize riders who raise $250 or more. Go to fundraising tips to learn more about what you can do to raise money for the fight against cancer. We encourage online donations or bringing checks the day of the event.
Throughout the day there will be music and activities including face painting, drawing, bike decorate and field games. After the ride there will be a party with refreshments, music, and a rider fundraising recognition ceremony.
View our letter to parents.
Get the entire family involved and support the event by volunteering! Be a ride marshal, work at a water stop, help with face painting and more.
Sponsorship opportunities are also encouraged at four levels: Cruiser ($100), Mountain ($250), Road ($500) and Racing ($1000). All sponsors will be listed in the Concord event program and sponsorships over $1500 will be listed in the PMC yearbook. To sponsor the event, go to eGifts and enter the amount under general donation.
The mission of PMC Concord Kids Ride is to include young cyclists in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) mission of raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The program engages youth in philanthropy and teaches them the value of working for the benefit of others. The ride also promotes athletic fitness and physical activity among youth.