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Submitted by the Bedford PMC Kids Ride Team

We are just a few days away from the 14th Annual Bedford PMC Kids Ride this Saturday, June 16th 9:00am-1:00pm at the John Glenn Middle School, and it’s looking to be a beautiful day!

The Downey family at a recent PMC event – Courtesy image (c) Jennifer Pilliero, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

Please join us for the Bedford PMC Kids Ride, and meet our pedal partner, Stella Downey, and her family, including twin brother Thomas.

Stella was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January and underwent intense treatment at Dana-Farber. Thankfully, today Stella is cancer free and will only return to the clinic for scans and checkups.

Stella and her family (including twin brother Thomas) will be at the ride Saturday and looking forward to meeting PMC kids riders and their families.

Early Check-in

Takes place AT THE JOHN GLENN MIDDLE SCHOOL TODAY ~ THURSDAY JUNE 14 from 5 to 8.30 pm. Grab a slice of pizza, pick up your rider t-shirt and your 2 for $1 raffle tickets. Registration continues up until the day of the ride. So if you haven’t registered yet and are interested please go to http://www.kids.pmc.org/bedford.aspx

Day of the Ride Details

Roads close starting at 9:30 am – Railroad Avenue from Highland Avenue to McMahon and all of McMahon Ave will be closed.  They will re-open around 11:30 am or when the last rider returns.

No parking – For the safety of the riders, there will be no parking allowed on either side of Railroad Avenue or in the side JGMS parking lot where the event is held.  Parking is available at the High School, Bikeway Source, Depot Park.  You can drop your kids and bikes at JGMS, park and ride your bike up.  We appreciate your cooperation and ask that you arrive on time.

Event Schedule

9:30 am – Opening Ceremonies
9:45 am – Riders sent out by routes in groups of 10-12 with at least 2 volunteer Route Leaders in each group
10:30-11:30 – Riders return
10:30-1:00pm – Celebration!  Enjoy food, fun, drinks, and music.
12:00 pm (or when last riders have arrived) – Draw for raffle prizes/announce auction winners
1:00 pm – Party ends – thank you for coming!

Please Remember

  • To review your route before you make your way to JGMS Saturday morning (Route Maps).  Mountain bikes are recommended for the Fenway off-road ride as the trail can be muddy
  • Route Leaders and any adults riding – please bring your cell phone with you on the ride in case of an emergency.
  • ALL riders must wear a helmet (including volunteers and adults riding)
  • Sunscreen
  • PMC t-shirt
  • Free raffle ticket, dedication label and water bottle from your registration bag
  • Other raffle tickets earned or purchased at Early Check-In
  • Bug spray (especially for Fenway Riders)

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and thank you for participating in this wonderful community event!

 Thank you to our 2018 PMC Bedford Kids Ride Sponsors!

 

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