---Play a musical instrument at a sports game and ask for donations for your PMC South Shore Kids Ride
---Make jewelry and sell it in front of a store (make sure and get permission from store first!)
---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
---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
---Create your web page with your rider ID and email the link to friends and family to donate
PMC Kids Event Day Schedule:
Saturday, June 8, 2013
9:00am - 12:00pm
Early Check-In for Volunteers & Riders
Special prize for first 100 riders checked in with a minimum fundraising of $50.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
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 Police 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 Loop/Trainer 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). Trainer loop is an extended Tykes Loop for those on training wheels or Balance Bikes. Ride either one.
2. 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. Challenger Loop: A 4-mile paved loop. Ride it twice for a bigger challenge! NO training wheels will be allowed on this loop!
4. Trail Blazer Loop: A 2-mile unpaved loop on mountain bike trail in the park for the novice mountain biker. For ages 8-12. Requires a mountain bike with 24” wheels or smaller.Ride twice if time permits. 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. Mountaineer Loop: A 6-mile unpaved loop on mountain bike trails in the park for the experienced mountain biker. For ages 12-15. A mountain bike with 24”wheels or larger is required.This loop can only be done once. 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 email@example.com.
Heavy Hitter Program
Raise $250 or more and become a PMC Kids Heavy Hitter. You will receive a special Heavy Hitter sac pack and a Certificate of Achievement from PMC headquarters. This year is a Heavy Hitter Raffle for a bicycle.
Saturday Morning – Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center,
Union Street, Hingham
Early Check-In For Riders and Volunteers
Saturday, June 8th, 9am – Noon
Please click on link in orange box on the top right to see a map of the Event Site.
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 and PMC gear on sale. Riders who have raised $50 or more by check-in will receive a special prize. Riders who have raised $250 or more will also receive special Heavy Hitter items including one special raffle ticket for every $250 raised for the Heavy Hitter Raffle prize of a bicycle! Bring your donations (checks made payable to the PMC) to check-in. Credit card donations will be taken at the event this year. 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.
There will also be a special raffle of an iPad mini this year!
Ride Day Timeline
Sunday Morning, June 9th – Wompatuck State Park Visitors Center,
Union Street, Hingham
7:30 – 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 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 from the grassy areas and sidewalks near the Visitors Center 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 & Trainers Loop – A parent must remain at this loop while his or her child is riding.
9:00 – 10:30 / The Ride
Kids may ride their loops multiple times, time permitting. Tykes & Trainers can circle in their loops for as long as they want. At 9:45am all the loops will be closed off to additional riding 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
- Face Painting
- Plymouth County Sheriff Department’s Child ID Program
- Free Brigham’s Ice Cream
There are lots of 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 as a volunteer. All volunteers receive a PMC shirt. Thank you!
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.
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.
VOLUNTEERS – Please consider volunteering! We can always use volunteers...especially 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.