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Heavy Hitters

PMC Heavy Hitters – riders and virtual riders – are the PMC's top fundraisers. They exceed their fundraising commitment to reach the annually determined Heavy Hitter level.


Fundraising by PMC Heavy Hitters represents over half of the PMC’s annual gift to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They are recognized for their fundraising through:

Early Registration

Registration for the PMC opens to Heavy Hitters during an exclusive registration period. The PMC guarantees the chosen route and return transportation during this time. (*Fast ferry reservations cannot be guaranteed.)

Recognition During PMC Weekend & in the PMC Yearbook

Heavy Hitters are recognized for their fundraising efforts in the annual PMC Yearbook and on their PMC weekend registration materials (including name badge and bike tag).

PMC Heavy Hitter Evening

Heavy Hitters are invited to a special event held to honor their fundraising contributions and the celebrate the progress being made at Dana-Farber.


2024 Heavy Hitter Level


2024 Heavy Hitter Top 10% Level

2024 PMC Heavy Hitter Gift

The 2024 PMC Heavy Hitter gift is a PMC Heavy Hitter backpack provided by New Balance. This backpack proudly features the PMC Heavy Hitter logo and is perfectly sized for everyday use. Dual pockets allow for organization and ample room to stash your bike gear or supplies for wherever life takes you. Side mesh pockets and a name tag sleeve complete the look. 

All PMC 2024 riders who raise $10,000 or more will receive this gift in November 2024. The 2024 Heavy Hitter level is $10,000 and the Top 10% level is $17,000.

New Balance is the PMC's Sturbridge hub site sponsor.

PMC 2024 Heavy Hitter gift New Balance backpack

Heavy Hitter Teams

In addition to individual riders achieving Heavy Hitter status, PMC teams can also attain Heavy Hitter status. A 2024 PMC team will be recognized as a Heavy Hitter team when all the following criteria are met:

  • A Heavy Hitter or Heavy Hitter Top 10% team has at least five members in total (riding any event route, Reimagined and virtual).
  • A Heavy Hitter and Heavy Hitter Top 10% team must raise the Heavy Hitter minimum ($10,000 and $17,000 average per rider respectively) as a group.
  • Each team member's fundraising across all PMC events will count towards the team's fundraising total.
  • The team’s total fundraising will be divided by the number of “qualified” riders (excluding virtual, Reimagined, Sunday 25/50, Winter Cycle* and Unpaved* routes).
  • Examples:
    • A 10-member team, of which 2 are Wellesley 25/50 riders and 1 is a Reimagined Rider, raises $70,000. The calculation would be $70,000 ÷ 7 = $10,000.  This team is a Heavy Hitter team.
    • A 7-member team, of which 3 are Wellesley 25/50, Virtual or Reimagined Riders, raises $52,000. This team has 4 “qualified” riders, but the divisor has to be at least 5. The calculation would be $52,000 / 5 = $10,400. This is a Heavy Hitter team.
    • A team has 12 members who all ride the Wellesley Century and raises $100,000. The calculation would be $100,000 / 12 = $8,333. This is not a Heavy Hitter team.
    • A 10-member PMC team, of which one member also rides PMC Unpaved and one member only riders PMC Unpaved, raised $90,000. The calculation would be $90,000 ÷ 9 = $10,000. This team is a Heavy Hitter team.
    • If a team is made up of only PMC Winter Cycle or PMC Unpaved riders, it can qualify as a Heavy Hitter team if the average is over $10,000. In these cases, the divisor will always be five; a team of only Winter Cycle or Unpaved riders that raises $50,000 or more will be recognized as a Heavy Hitter team in the PMC Yearbook.
  • Each Heavy Hitter team member must reach his or her own fundraising minimum by the fundraising deadline.

* A PMC Winter Cycle or PMC Unpaved team name must match that of the PMC team for the fundraising dollars in those “spoke” events to be counted in the team total. PMC Kids Rides are not included in the Heavy Hitter team calculations.

Note: All PMC Yearbook lists are compiled on November 1.