The 2022 Pan-Mass Challenge will be August 6 and 7, 2022, and we are thrilled to announce that this year's event will resemble a "normal" PMC weekend. There will be some differences between the 2022 event and PMC 2019 (the last pre-covid PMC weekend), but many of the PMC community's favorite PMC weekend features will be back!
Read on to learn about what we're planning for PMC 2022 and what you need to know before you register!
Registration Dates & Fundraising Minimums
- Rider registration will open at 9 AM on the following dates:
- January 4: Heavy Hitter registration (those who raised $9,000+ in 2021)
- January 11: Alumni registration
- January 18: General registration
Fundraising minimums will remain the same as in PMC 2021. View the 2022 routes and minimums chart here.
- The 2022 Heavy Hitter level is $9,500 and the Top 10% level is $15,000.
- The Provincetown Inn Finish is back – riders may choose to finish at the Inn or Monument Finish on Sunday! We are also offering all the same routes as in 2021 except the 25/50 starting at Patriot Place (these have been consolidated into the Wellesley 25/50). View all routes here.
- Official mass starts will be held Saturday at Sturbridge, and Saturday and Sunday at Wellesley. Riders looking for more space can either start off site or roll out from the hub site after the official start.
- All riders, volunteers, staff, sponsors, and vendors must be vaccinated to participate in PMC weekend. Riders not willing to show proof of vaccination may register as Reimagined Riders.
Rider Jerseys, Credentials & Check-In
- The official PMC 2022 jersey, socks, and water bottle will be mailed to all riders with a fundraising minimum in July.
- Credentials (e.g., bike tag and wristband) will be received at a physical check-in site on PMC weekend, where riders will be required to present their government-issued ID and current proof of covid vaccination.
- Mass Maritime Academy (MMA) lodging will be available but capacity will be limited in comparison to 2019. The 2022 options at MMA are your own tent, dorm rooms, and other indoor shared spaces are options now. The ship, with 600 beds, is unavailable for 2022.
- Sturbridge area hotels will be available as they were in 2021 (not included in registration fee).
- Babson Executive Conference Center rooms will be available (not included in registration fee).
- Bus transportation will be available, with buses delivering riders from Boston or Wellesley to Sturbridge on Friday, back to their starts on Saturday, or back to their starts on Sunday.
- Ferries from Provincetown to Boston will also be available, including the largest ferry at 3 PM on Sunday.
- The Friday rider check-in and BBQ at Sturbridge is back, as is the Friday check-in and dinner at Wellesley.
- The Saturday celebration at Mass Maritime Academy will be back, including music and a full menu of food and drink options.
- The Sunday finish line celebrations will be held in Provincetown at the Inn and Monument Finish.
- PMC Opening Ceremonies in Sturbridge are back!
Additional PMC Weekend Logistics
- Class 1 e-bikes will be permitted at PMC 2022; the PMC is researching charging support on longer routes.
- PMC merchandise will be available for purchase in Sturbridge, Wellesley, Bourne (MMA), and Provincetown.
- Heavy Hitter teams calculation will exclude virtual, Reimagined, and 25/50 riders. Read more about the Heavy Hitter team calculation here.
- Volunteer registration will open in March.
Logistics To Be Determined
- Massage availability at Mass Maritime Academy
- Guest policy at Sturbridge and Wellesley on Friday and Provincetown Monument Finish on Sunday