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

Hingham-South Shore

Event Details

  • Sunday, June 7, 2014
  • DCR Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA
  • 7:30am check-in opens, 8:30am opening ceremonies, 9:00am start
  • Ages 3-18
  • 5 Route Options
    • *New last year, 6 mile Teen Loop for ages 13-18
  • Registration fee: $15 before June 1, $25 after
  • Required fundraising minimum: $25
  • Suggested fundraising minimum: $50
  • Email contact: PMCHingham@comcast.net
  • No rain date, weather dependent!

Thank you from the 2014 PMC South Shore Kids Ride Coordinators

The South Shore hosted its 8th annual PMC Hingham Kids Ride on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Approximately 500 children ages 3-15 rode one of several routes in DCR Wompatuck State Park in Hingham to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. An impressive amount of over $70,000 was raised by the riders and sponsors of this event. 100% of all PMC donations are used to fund cancer research and help with patient care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A celebration took place at the post-ride party with music, food, raffle, and lots of fun was enjoyed by all!

RAISE funds to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
RAISE awareness of the meaning of philanthropy with your kids
RAISE physical fitness as kids ride their bikes to raise funds


*** Save the Date*** 

9th annual PMC South Shore Kids Ride is Sunday, June 7, 2015


2015 Volunteer Meetings:

Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting: 

     Thursday, March 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm  

     Fearing Room, Hingham Public Library

Please come to help plan the 2015 PMC Kids Ride and get involved! Jobs can be tailored to your available time and interest!  

For more information, please contact:

   Lisa Patterson at pattersonlisa66@gmail.com,

     Jackie Temple at jackie.temple@comcast.net, or

     Mary Kenyon at marykenyon8@gmail.com, or

Hope to see you on March 3rd!


2015 Special Events:

TBA

**Fundraising Ideas**

---Make jewelry and sell it 
---Host a yard sale at your house (do it with friends!)
---Have a lemonade stand at the end of your driveway, or at your sibling's sports games
         3rd grader in Marshfield raised $147 from lemonade stand/bake sale one afternoon 
---Have a bake sale at your sibling's sports games, or outside of Stop & Shop
---Offer to walk dogs in your neighborhood
---Do yard work at your house, or for your neighbors and ask for a donation for your ride
---Have car wash
         Marshfield Team Irons Strong held car wash and raised $850!
---Create your web page with your rider ID and email the link to friends and family to donate
---Send us your fundraising ideas and we'll post them.  Add a photo if you'd like!

PMC South Shore Kids Riders in Duxbury sold cookies in front of a grocery store and raised $160 for their ride!

2015-Heavy Hitter Program

Raise $250 or more and become a PMC Kids "Heavy Hitter". You will receive a special Heavy Hitter gift, and a Certificate of Achievement from PMC headquarters. To congratulate this achievement, you will also be entered into a special raffle to win a tablet.  To qualify, you mush have raised over $250 by July 9th, so that gives you another month after the Ride to become a Heavy Hitter!  All fundraising must be completed by October 1, 2015.


PMC Kids Event Day Schedule:

Saturday, June 6, 2015

8:30am - 11:30am
Early Check-In for Volunteers & Riders
(recommended)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

7:15 - 8:15am: Check-In
8:30 - 9:00am: Opening Ceremonies
9:00am: Ride Start
9:00 - 10:30am: Ride
9:00am - 12:00pm Post-Ride Party!

SAFETY FIRST! – Rule #1...PLEASE BE SURE ALL RIDERS HAVE A PROPERLY-FITTING HELMET – that means adult volunteers on bikes too. No helmet – no riding. Bikes must be in good working order. Bikes with training wheels can only be allowed on the Tykes or Trainers Loops. There will be no exceptions – this is for your child's safety and those riding on the loop with your child.

There will be a "Meeting Point" for lost parents at the First-Aid Tent, which is shared by the Command Station. Tell your children to look for the big "Red Cross” signs on the tent.

Bring your child with her or her helmet to the "Helmet Check" tent on Saturday or Sunday to ensure a proper fit.

 

5 Route Options:

1. Tykes Yellow Loop: Easy flat loop in parking lot next to the Visitors Center for the youngest riders on tricycles, bicycles with training wheels, and Balance Bikes (bicycles without pedals). 

2. 1-mile Green Crusader Loop: A 1-mile paved loop.Ride it once or ride it several times! NO training wheels will be allowed on this loop!

3. 4-mile Blue Challenger Loop: A 4-mile paved loop. Ride it twice for a bigger challenge! NO training wheels will be allowed on this loop!

4. 2-mile Orange Trail Blazer Loop: A 2-mile unpaved loop on mountain bike trail in the park for the novice mountain biker. Requires a mountain bike with 24” wheels or smaller.Ride twice if time permits. Plan to meet your child at a pre-designated spot, to avoid confusion. Led by members of the S.E. Chapter of the N.E. Mountain Bike Association (SEMASS@nemba.org) and Friends of Wompatuck (friendsofwompatuck.org) who volunteer their time to lead and sweep this ride.

5. 6-mile Purple Teen Mountaineer Loop: A 6-mile unpaved loop on mountain bike trails in the park for the experienced mountain biker. For ages 13-18. A mountain bike with 24”wheels or larger is required.This loop can only be done once. Plan to meet your child at a pre-designated spot, to avoid confusion. Led by members of the S.E. Chapter of the N.E. Mountain Bike Association (SEMASS@nemba.org) and Friends of Wompatuck (friendsofwompatuck.org) who have volunteered their time to lead and sweep this ride.

Check out the loops

Print off the trail map with the highlighted routes posted below. Ride the loops before the event with your children to decide on the most appropriate route. Train for the ride with your children weeks before the ride. Click the thumbnail below for a highlighted map of the routes.

Route Map (click to enlarge):

If you have any questions or comments about thePMC South Shore Kids Ride, please drop us an email at pmchingham@comcast.net.

Saturday Morning – DCR Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center,
Union Street, Hingham

Early Check-In For Riders and Volunteers
Saturday, June 6th, 9am – Noon

Site Map

Saturday check-in is at the Visitors Center at DCR Wompatuck State Park in Hingham. Riders can check in, bring any money fundraised so far (in check form, not cash), and pick up their t-shirts and goody bags (PMC water bottle, bike number, coupons and more) before the Sunday morning rush. Every child needs a bike number on his or her bike so we know what loop they have chosen to ride. There will also be a raffle table filled with prizes. 

Riders who have raised $250 or more will be entered into the Heavy Hitter Raffle for a special prize! Bring your donations (checks made payable to the PMC) to check-in. Credit card donations will be taken at the event this year, though cell service is spotty for the credit card machines.  

Credit card donations can also be made online by pressing the eGift button at the top of this page. Please take all cash donations and secure it as a check or money order made payable to the PMC. If you do bring in cash, it will not be represented under your child’s name and will be placed in the General Fund of the PMC South Shore Kids Ride.


Ride Day Timeline

Sunday Morning, June 7th – DCR Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center,
Union Street, Hingham

7:00 – 8:15 / Arrival

Park your car in the area designated by on-site parking attendants. Bring your bike and park in the location specific to your loop. Each loop has a different bike-parking site. Please refer to the site map below. All bike-parking areas are highlighted in yellow on the map and labeled with the specific loops.

7:15 – 8:15 / Check-In for Volunteers and Riders

If you checked-in on Saturday you can skip this step. Just park your bike in the marked start area by loop (make a note of where you parked your child's bike!) and listen for the announcement for the opening ceremonies at 8:30. If you have not checked in on Saturday, please read the directions above under "early check-in” on Saturday. Everyone needs a bike number on his or her bike (riders as well as volunteers) so we know what loop they have chosen to ride.

8:30 – 8:45 / Opening Ceremonies

We ask everyone to join us at the stage area...it’s ok to leave the bikes for now – they’ll wait for you. Welcome and announcements...get ready for the rollout!

9:00 / Ride Start

VOLUNTEERS ONLY IN THE PARKING LOT PLEASE! Parents – please do not walk on the loop. Only parents that have registered to volunteer as Bike Marshals or as Route Guides may ride or be on-foot on the loops. Please cheer on the riders as they begin their ride. We'll send off riders by loop to keep the flow going safely. The riders will return to where they started and you can meet them at the end of the ride.

Tykes Yellow Loop – A parent must remain at this loop while their child is riding.

9:00 – 10:30 / The Ride

Kids may ride the paved loops multiple times, time permitting. Tykes can circle in their loops for as long as they want. At 9:45am the 4-mile Blue Challenger Loop will be closed off to starting additional loops and adult volunteers will sweep the loops to make sure all riders are in. The kids will leave their bikes where they started and return to the Visitors Center area to enjoy the festivities!

9:00 – Noon / Post-Ride Party

Please enjoy the party, including:

  • Food provided by Stop & Shop
  • Moon Walk
  • Inflatable Slide
  • Magician / balloonist
  • Caricaturist
  • Face Painting
  • Games
  • Live Music by Jim Armstrong & his students
  • Plymouth County Sheriff Department’s Child ID Program
  • Raffle - raffle table with lots of prizes

  

Volunteers:

There are lots of volunteer opportunities available for those ages 14 and up. 

Please consider volunteering! We could not hold this event without our valued volunteers! Please visit our volunteer registration page to see available positions and to register. We can always use volunteersespecially as Route Guides and Bike Marshals to help us direct riders around the loops. Here’s your chance to be in the action – and to wear a cool Volunteer T-shirt. Register at kids.pmc.org/Hingham. Drop us an email at pmchingham@comcast.net with any questions.

 

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.


ADDITIONAL NOTES...

 

BIKES READY? Make sure that your child's bike is in good working order. There will be bike mechanics at the ride, but Sunday morning is not the time for an overhaul. Please check and have your bike ready to ride before the weekend. It is very important to make sure your child has a properly fitting helmet. Have the helmet checked before the ride, when you get the bike tuned!


PMC 2013 South Shore-Higham Kids Ride video by Niklas Weikert

 
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