New this fall, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Teen Mountain Bike Ride is a ride for 13-18 year olds from numerous Boston area communities and schools that empowers teens to be part of the PMC mission. The ride will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 9am at The Hale Reservation in Westwood MA. Participating in this ride is a great way for teens to earn Community service hours.
The PMC Teen Mountain Bike ride, as well as the 35 other Kids Rides, are spokes in the PMC wheel, joining the more than 5,500 adult PMC cyclists in their mission to fund adult and pediatric cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. The PMC is the two-day, 190-mile bike-a-thon held each August. Since 1980, the PMC has raised $338 million for the Jimmy Fund.
The PMC Teen Mountain Bike Ride expects 300 teens, ages 13 to 18, to ride multiple loops of a 1.7-mile gently rolling carriage trail at the Hale Reservation in Westwood. The PMC Teen Mountain Bike Ride was started by brother-sister team, Matthew and Nicole Piispanen and friends George Ebbs and Chris Ulian, all of Wellesley, MA. Matthew, 16, and Nicole, 14, have participated in the PMC Kids Ride program since they were in elementary school and started Team Wipeout. Matt and Nicole wanted to create a ride specifically to bring teens from around the state together to get involved with the PMC. There will be a post ride party which will include food, raffles and music by student DJs The Emcees. There will be prizes for the "shock jock heavy hitters" who raise $250 or more. The goal is for the whole ride to raise $30,000 and to attract student riders from many different communities and schools.
The PMC Teen Mountain Bike Ride will be held from 9-10:30 am and the post ride party from 10:30-noon on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hale Reservation, 80 Carby Street, Westwood, MA. There is a $10 registration fee and a suggested $100 fundraising minimum. PMC Kids Rides are sponsored by Stop & Shop. To donate to the ride, go to www.kids.pmc.org/tmbr.aspx
Registration is open immediately at www.kids.pmc.org/tmbr.aspx and is limited to 300 riders.
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