Watch this video for an idea of what the ride is like!
What is it?:
The Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) Teen
Mountain Bike Ride is the first Pan Mass Challenge ride tailored to High School
students from all New England towns who want to raise money for cancer by riding their mountain or hybrid
bike on carriage trails . This event will enable you to raise money for potentially
life saving cancer research and treatment given through the Dana Farber Cancer
Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Participating in this event is a great way to earn Community Service hours required for High School graduation, National Honor Society ,National Merit Scholars, and religious organizations . Why not start your own school team by organizing a group of your friends to ride ? Look for the tabs on this site which allow you sign up to ride as part of a team or individually There are also sample letters which you can use to help you with your fundraising .
Registration will be opening soon to register for the ride to be held in the Fall of 2015 . Use the tab on the side of the site to register to ride
Last year over 75 students from more than 20 different High Schools participated in this ride! Two of them walked away with a brand new mountain bike, and all of them had a great time while raising money for cancer!
RIDE Sunday, Fall 2015 - exact date to come soon
10 am ride start at the Hale
The course is a 1.7 mile loop on a
gently rolling carriage trail called the Page and Sadie trail at the Hale Reservation. You can do one loop or
multiple loops. Parking available on site. This ride will take place rain or
Post Ride Party -win a brand new mountain bike
Stay for the post ride party, hosted by the ride organizers, high school students Simon Carruthers, Nicole
Piispanen, Sophie Sherman, Annelies Sugar and Peter Sugar .The music will be provided by Tim Sebastian and Henry White of The Emcees. If you are the biggest fundraiser for this ride you will walk away with a brand new mountain bike! You have a second chance to win a bike and many other cool items so plan to buy some raffle tickets at the party.
REGISTER TODAY on the tab on the right of this page
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 300
Please consult with an adult on items listed below when registering:
is a mandatory registration fee of $10
when you sign up (all major credit cards accepted for this)
2. There is a fundraising minimum of $25 which will be charged to the credit card on file at the end of October if you have not reached your minimum
is a liability form on line that is required and must be filled out at time of registration.
When you sign up go to the family box, input your name and follow the directions. There is a spot for a team which is optional if you decide to create your own team or join an existing team.
If you have problems registering call Justine Darmanian at the PMC at 781-449-5300x300
SET A GOAL: A great goal
is to raise $200 or more, but raise as much as you can.
FUNDRAISING MINIMUM: $25
SHOCK JOCK HEAVY HITTER: If you raise $200 or more you will
achieve Shock Jock Heavy Hitter status and will automatically be given 20 free raffle tickets - the raffle will have lots of cool prizes including a new mountain bike .
How to raise money:
a note telling friends and family what you are doing. Tell them your
fundraising goal and ask them to sponsor your ride with a contribution.
Explain the ways listed below that they can sponsor you.
- Use Email, Facebook, Twitter and
letters to get out your message and to let people know what a great thing you are doing.
helpful hints on how to fundraise look at the tab on this site which gives sample letters. For logos go to www.kids.pmc.org and look under the fundraising section.
Ways for your
sponsors to donate:
- On line with a credit card: Once you have registered, have sponsors go to www.kids.pmc.org/tmbr.aspx and look for your name to donate
- Check: Make checks payable to
PMC/Jimmy Fund. Bring these with you when you check in for the ride
Note: All cash raised must be given to a parent who can
then write a check for that amount payable to: PMC/Jimmy Fund. Bring this to ride check-in.
To get your number and goody bag
you MUST check in 20 minutes before the ride. Bring the checks with you to the ride. .Remember, as mentioned above, all money you raised must be given to the PMC in the form of checks - no cash accepted.
Check-in for the ride on the ride date 9:15-9:45 am at The Hale Reservation 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA
Helmets are mandatory. It is recommended that you have a water bottle, extra money for raffle tickets and rain gear. Tickets will be $5 each or $20 for 5.
Contact event organizers:
Nicole Piispanen-Wellesley/Deerfield- Event Coordinator
Wendy Horn, Parent Coordinator: 781-820-0992