Welcome to the PMC Upton Kids Ride!
One week after Upton students are let out for summer vacation they will willingly pedal back to school. The youngsters will be participating in a bike-a-thon to raise money for cancer research. Created by veteran Pan-Mass Challenge riders, Retired Chief of Police Tom Stockwell and Sgt. Lisa Vass, the PMC Upton Kids Ride is for children of all ages. Parents are encouraged to ride with their toddlers. There is also a Tykes ride this year for the younger children who prefer to not ride on the roadway. This route takes place in the parking lot of the Blackstone Valley Tech High School.
Nearly 200 participants will complete either a 15-mile course or theyTykes & Trikes obstacle course with the goal of raising $25,000. There will be a DJ, music, helmet decorating and face painting. There will also be a silent auction for adults while the children ride; auction items include gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses. After the ride there will be a cookout for all participants, volunteers and family, and an awards ceremony to recognize the top 20 fundraisers. Sponsored by the Upton Police Department, the PMC Upton Kids Ride will be held at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, Mass. Riders who return their forms to Police Headquarters by June 1st will receive a t-shirt on the day of the ride. Money raised for PMC Upton Kids Ride can be dropped off at Upton Police Headquarters or turned in the day of the event.