Submitted by the 2019 PMC Kids Ride Team
On Saturday, June 15 we will be hosting our 15th 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.
2019 Bedford PMC Kids Ride Fun Facts!
- The ride starts and ends at the John Glenn Middle School on Saturday, June 15 from 9 am to 1 pm. Early Check-In at JGMS Thursday June 13 from 5 to 8:30 pm
- All ages
- Pre-registration fee: $10 ~ onsite registration fee: $20
- Required fundraising minimum: $30, suggested: $50
- Email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Free bike adjustments provided by Cycle Loft, Burlington
- 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
- Blue-Line (1 mile) Ride: This mostly flat 1 mile loop for novice riders follows a 1/4 mile stretch on the unpaved Reformatory Branch Rail Trail. It loops back via Winchester Drive with one small hill as Winchester Drive meets McMahon. No trikes or training wheels unless rider is accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone. Trikes and training wheels will start after any riding groups and optionally turn around at the entrance to the rail trail. Route map
- Orange-Line (3 mile) Ride: This mostly flat 3.15 mile loop is for intermediate riders and those looking to avoid the climbing of the longer ride. It follows the unpaved Reformatory Branch Rail Trail for a little over a mile then loops back via 10 Acre Drive and Selfridge Road. The route back includes another 1/4 mile stretch on the Reformatory Branch Rail Trail and one small hill as Winchester Drive meets McMahon. No trikes, training wheels, or pedal-less bicycles. Route map
- Red-Line (7.5 mile) Ride: This 7.5 mile longest route, geared toward more experienced riders, features 300′ of total climbing exploring the rolling hills of the greater Davis subdivision. It includes 1.5 miles (in two stretches) along the unpaved Reformatory Branch Rail Trail. No trikes, training wheels, or pedal-less bicycles. Route map
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.