Welcome to the PMC
Patriot Place Kids Ride
ride is made possible with support from Covidien and the local community.
Kids of all ages
are invited to find fun, camaraderie, and inspiration in bringing us "closer by
the mile” to the cure for cancer by participating in the ride and raising funds
to be donated to the Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Kids Helping Kids!
Many kids, many
bikes, one mission: cure cancer!
Children between the ages of 3 and 14 are invited to ride and join other
kids to raise money for cancer research and to treat children with cancer at
the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Friends and family members should also join
There will be three routes you can ride that are located within Patriot
Place at Gillette Stadium. The route participation will depend on the wheel
size of the rider’s bicycle. The day’s events also include music,
games and activities for participants to enjoy.
NOTE: Adult riders will be on site too as Patriot Place is a water stop along
the PMC route. You will be a part
of the exciting larger PMC ride.
There is a required $10 registration fee which will be used towards a
PMC t-shirt and water bottle for each of the riders. The fundraising minimum
requirement to participate is $25 as we need your help to raise money for this
This event is a great way to become involved in community activities and
learn how good it feels to do something that helps other kids. We hope that
you, your family and your friends will take part in this safe and fun
opportunity to become involved in the PMC!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will refreshments be provided?
Where do I park?
- Yes, healthy snacks and beverages will be made available
What time does registration open?
- Riders and volunteers must park in Parking Lot 4B, located outside of the Pro Shop or Showcase Live
What is the registration fee?
- Registration is open on the day of the ride from 8:00am – 9:00am
Is there a fundraising minimum?
- There is a $10 registration fee which covers
event expenses and is not applied to fundraising
How can I volunteer for the event?
- Yes, there is a $25 fundraising minimum
What time does the event end?
Click on the "Register to Volunteer” link
located within the yellow box on the right hand side of the page. If you are interested in signing up as a volunteer leader, please contact Heather.Edlund@covidien.com
What types of activities will be available?
Will there be a raffle?
- Face painting, raffle, coloring, games, and more!
Yes, on the day of the ride, there will be a raffle open to all
attendees. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund. Prizes include Oakley sunglasses, a brand new kids bike and much more!
PLEASE BE SURE ALL RIDERS HAVE A PROPERLY-FITTING HELMET, this 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 and
Trikes obstacle course. There will be no exceptions – this is for your child's
safety and those riding on the loop with your child.
Heavy Hitters Program:
Riders who have raised $250 or more are automatically entered
into the Heavy Hitters program and will receive a PMC hat, a helmet sticker and
a PMC Kids Ride Heavy Hitter certificate.
Here Are a Few Helpful Bike Riding
Note: Our ride is contained within
Patriot Place and will not include the open road.
Wearing a helmet is the most important thing to do. Make sure to choose
a helmet that is approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
- Inspect bikes for safety by checking for loose bolts,
under-or-overinflated tires, faulty brakes and gears, and rusty or
- Know how to use hand signals. These are used to let car drivers know
what you plan to do. Hand signals include: Left turn - left arm extended straight
out; Right turn - Left arm bent up at elbow, or right arm extended straight
out; Stopping - Left arm bent down at the elbow.
- Before pulling into the street at an intersection, always: Stop, look
left, look right, and look left again. Look back and yield to any traffic
coming from behind.
- Always watch for cars coming out of driveways, parking spaces, and
- Bikes should always be ridden in the direction of traffic, never against
it. They should also be ridden on the right side of the road.
- Understand and obey all street signs, traffic lights, and crossing
- Young children should always walk bikes through intersections.
- Always assume that a driver can't see you unless the driver makes eye