Waterstops and Hub Sites
Mile by mile, town by town, volunteer by volunteer; the PMC passes through 46 towns and 360 miles of infrastructure. From Barnstable to Brewster and from Wareham to Wrentham, the Pan-Mass Challenge provides places and opportunities to help us get closer by the mile.
- EDIC/Black Falcon
- Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne)
- Patriot Place
- Provincetown Inn & Family Finish
- Road Crew
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Bourne, MA 02532
Situated on Cape Cod Canal in Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is the perfect summer setting. The quad at MMA fills over the course of Saturday afternoon with riders and volunteers. The sound of music and the smell of an open pit barbeque accompany the scene. Having completed between 90 and 110 miles of cycling, the riders, while fatigued, are upbeat and emotional about their day. Volunteer responsibilities run the gamut from room assignment and luggage to massage therapy and site beautification.
Provincetown Inn & Family Finish
1 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Provincetown Family Finish
28 Winslow Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Provincetown is a celebration! Riders cross the finish line, exhausted but elated from having completed the physical challenge of riding 170 or 190 miles. A heady combination of passion and triumph mixed with the smell of barbecue and chowder lend Provincetown its unique spirit and community. Showers must be manned, food prepared and laid out, and bikes and luggage loaded for the trip home. Despite its great atmosphere, staging a site like Provincetown requires hard work for all who volunteer. There are two finish lines in Provincetown: Provincetown Inn and the Family Finish. The Provincetown Inn is the original finish line of the PMC. Due to space limitations, only riders and volunteers are allowed at this site. The Family Finish is our newest Provincetown finish line. It is more spacious and offers a family-friendly atmosphere where guests can meet their riders, enjoy a meal together, and have fun. The Provincetown Inn and the Family Finish are two separate volunteer sites. For more information, please see the Crew/Job Descriptions section.
Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street, US 20
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Riders and volunteers often describe Sturbridge as a reunion. The beginning of the original route, it is the place where riders and volunteers congregate, register for the event, share a meal together and participate in the opening ceremonies. On Saturday morning, volunteers prepare a healthy breakfast for the riders and manage the challenge of getting several thousand riders out of the hotel parking lot by 5:30 am!
231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457
The Wellesley start and finish have an energy all their own. Closer and more convenient for families and Boston area residents, Wellesley has grown significantly in recent years. Situated in the middle of a beautiful campus, the Wellesley start has the space to allow family and friends to send off several thousand riders on Saturday morning. Over the course of the weekend, the site is transformed from a Saturday start to a Sunday site with both start and finish lines.
The PMC Road Crew is a mobile crew of approximately 80 volunteers who support the cyclists during the event. Comprised of medical and bike mechanic volunteers, the Road Crew is a weekend-long commitment, which begins with orientation at the Sturbridge Host Hotel on Friday evening and concludes in Provincetown on Sunday. All Road Crew volunteers will have the opportunity to see the PMC from start to finish and almost everything in between.
Every twenty or so miles along the route, PMC riders find an oasis that provides the sustenance they need to go on: liquids to drink, food to eat, medical assistance and bike repair if needed. Often theme-based, each PMC waterstop has a look and feel all its own. Volunteers are needed to set up the location, distribute healthy snacks and drinks, and manage the flow of traffic through the site.
- Patriot Place
Visit the Crew/Job Descriptions page for more information on each waterstop.