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Teen Mountain Bike Ride

Event Details

  • Hale Reservation: 80 Carby St. Westwood, MA
  • FALL 2015- 10am-noon
  • Ages:13 - 18 years old
  • Registration fee: $10
    Mandatory fundraising minimum: $25
  • Coordinator: Nicole Piispanen

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!
 

Where/When:

RIDE Sunday, Fall 2015 - exact date to come soon
10 am ride start at the Hale Reservation
80 Carby Street
Westwood, MA 02090

www.HaleReservation.org

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 shine.

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.

Sign up:

REGISTER  TODAY on the tab on the right of this page

THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 300 RIDERS!!.

Please consult with an adult on items listed below when registering:

1. There 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
3.  There 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
 

Fundraising:

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:

  • Write 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.
  • For 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.

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

Requirements:

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.

Important dates summary:

  • Before September 28 - sign up on line:  
    http://www.kids.pmc.org/tmbr.aspx
     
  • Before ride: Fundraise!!!!
  • Ride date : Pick up number and goodie bag at Hale Reservation : 9:15-9:45a.m.  Opening ceremonies: 9:50a.m.
  • Ride: 10-11am
  • Post ride party: 11:00-12:00 noon

 Questions?

Contact event organizers:

Nicole  Piispanen-Wellesley/Deerfield- Event Coordinator

Sophie Sherman-Andover
 
Simon Carruthers-Lexington
 
Annelies Sugar-Scituate

Wendy Horn, Parent Coordinator: 781-820-0992
 
 




 

 
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