Pan-Mass Challenge to Close Provincetown Routes May 31
Cyclists who want to ride to Provincetown in the 33rd annual Pan-Mass Challenge have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 to register online at pmc.org. After that date, only routes with finish lines in Wellesley, Bourne and Foxboro will remain open.
On Aug. 4 and 5, more than 5,300 PMC cyclists will come from 36 states and eight countries to ride one of 11 routes that range from 25 to 190 miles. Traditionally, the routes that end at the Provincetown Inn and the Family Finish in Provincetown are the most sought after routes, due to the length and difficulty of the terrain.
“We are excited there is a great demand to ride in the PMC. The Provincetown routes are known for their challenges and beauty,” says PMC Founder and Executive Director Billy Starr. “P-town is the original and most beautiful end point. But, there are PMC routes for people of all cycling and fundraising abilities.”
The ride has two starting lines on Saturday, Aug. 4, in Sturbridge and in Wellesley, and five finish lines in Provincetown (2), Bourne, Wellesley or Patriot Place in Foxboro on Saturday, Aug. 4 or Sunday, Aug. 5. Cyclists are required to raise between $500 and $4,300 to ride in the PMC, depending on the chosen route.
The PMC Is the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation, annually raising more money for charity than any other. Since its 1980 inception, the PMC has raised and contributed $338 million to adult and pediatric cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The PMC gives 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to the Jimmy Fund. Cyclists in the 2012 PMC will ride with the goal of raising $36 million, the highest fundraising goal set in the history of the event.
For more information about the PMC and to register, visit www.pmc.org or call 800-WE-CYCLE.