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Pan Mass Challenge - 5,100 Riders 193 Miles! It's a long one.

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Alanroseman, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    The Pan Mass Challenge!

    5,100 entrants this year, each riding for pledges. Lots of cyclists. I wonder if Ray S was among them?

    The riders made a stop in my home town today. Rehoboth was an official drink, rest and medical stop.

    The PMC, IS sponsored by, among others, the Boston Red Sox Foundation and New Balance. It’s the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon and raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country.

    Since 2007, the PMC has donated 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. The PMC is so well-known in cycling and fundraising circles that each year people travel from around the world to participate.

    To Date the PMC has raised 303 million dollars.

    The PMC offers several route options - with varying total mileages and time commitments

    The original first day route, Sturbridge to Bourne, is the longest and most difficult. The first 50 miles are hilly. The Wellesley to Bourne route is shorter and fairly flat. The Wellesley start and finish are staged on the Babson College Campus. If you are a novice cyclist you might want to choose the Wellesley start. There are two finish lines in Provincetown: the Family Finish and The Provincetown Inn.

    Two-Day Rides: (August 6 & 7)
    Sturbridge to Provincetown - 192 miles
    Sturbridge to Wellesley - 180 miles
    Wellesley to Provincetown - 163 miles


    One-Day Rides: (August 6)
    Sturbridge to Bourne - 111 miles
    Wellesley to Bourne - 84 miles

    One Day Rides (August 7)
    Wellesley to Wellesley - 47 miles
    Wellesley to Sharon - 25 miles
    Bourne to Wellesley – 68 miles (Volunteer Ride)


    Tired foursome

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    Thank You Greeters at arrival

    All along the route residents place signs of support and thanks. People wait at the rest stop entrance to thank the riders

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    The tent was installed on the Grounds of Dighton Rehoboth Regional HS

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    Ready to roll on..

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    Long walk to a humongous array of Porta Pottys

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    The Medical Tent was a busy spot

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    The medical team developed a queue

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    Ahh the message area of the medical tent...

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    Inside the big tent

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    A couple relaxes in the food and drink tent

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    The outdoor drink area was pretty popular in today's heat and humidity

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    Just a snap

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    The pink team, Riding for Breast cancer

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    Pink Team Departs Refreshed

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    support groups pass out Cape Cod Beach sand as an incentive to finish

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    People line the departure route to thank the riders again on departure

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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    My least interesting post ever...

    Hi Walt,

    Thanks.

    You've thanked what appears, on the surface, to be my least interesting post ever..:frown:

    Oh well, I thought it was interesting.

    Alan