14th Annual Bedford PMC Kids Ride: Registration is Open for the June 16 Ride

Setting out on Bedford’s 2015 PMC Kids Ride – Image (c) JMcCT, 2015 all rights reserved

 

Submitted by the 2018 PMC Kids Ride Team

On Saturday, June 16 we will be hosting our 14th annual Bedford PMC Kids Ride. Grab your bikes and join children and family members from Bedford and surrounding towns to ride in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Click this link to visit the Bedford PMC Kids Ride webpage!

The PMC Kids Ride gives everyone an opportunity to fight back against a disease that takes so much, at so many ages, while simultaneously stressing the importance of raising funds to find a cure for all cancers.

Registration is open! Click this link to register

2018 Bedford PMC Kids Ride Fun Facts!

  • The ride starts and ends at the John Glenn Middle School on Saturday, June 16 from 9 am to 1 pm with Early Check-In at JGMS from 5 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, June 14
  • All ages
  • Pre-registration fee: $10 ~ onsite registration fee: $20
  • Required fundraising minimum: $30, suggested: $50
  • Email for questions: bedfordpmckidsride@gmail.com

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY – From Registration and the Start through the exciting wrap party

  • 9 am: On-site registration and all bikers arrive to get in their route corrals.
  • 9:30 am: Roads close and opening ceremonies begin
  • 9:45 am: Riders head out on their routes!
  • 10 am – 1 pm: Post-ride party with music, food, drinks, activities, raffle, silent auction, and more!

ROUTES – Choose the route that is right for you!

  • Wally’s Way: An obstacle course for tykes on trikes located on the JGMS tennis courts
  • Yawkey Way: A 1/2-mile route around JGMS perfect for kids on training wheel
  • Green Monster: A 3-mile ride through neighborhoods of Bedford for young adventurous riders (no training wheels allowed on this route)
  • Big Papi: A 5-mile ride through neighborhoods of Bedford for more experienced riders
  • Big Papi Slam: A 10-mile ride through trail beds and Bedford neighborhoods for those who want a real challenge
  • Fenway: A 12-mile off-road route that travels the rail bed to Concord and back (must be entering 6th grade)

Click this link to see detailed route maps

Riders will be placed in groups of 10-12 riders with an adult volunteer leader and sweep.  Water stops are set up along the routes and volunteers and police officers will be out on the road to cheer on the riders and keep them safe.

Be sure to print out the route map to practice the route prior to Ride day.

All riders, including adults, are required to wear a helmet and to bring their cell phones.


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