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Ride the PMC

Ride the PMC

Why Ride: Closer by the Mile

The PMC is a supported bike-a-thon with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, and luggage, bike and individual transportation. Whether it’s 25 or 211 miles, every mile pedaled equals funds raised for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s life-saving research and treatment. In 2020, the PMC donated $50 million to Dana-Farber, bringing the PMC's 41-year fundraising total to $767 million.

Cyclists choose to ride one or two days on routes ranging from 25 to 211 miles that cater to all levels of cycling strength and fundraising capacity. The longest route is 211 miles (Sturbridge to Bourne on Saturday and the new Wellesley Century on Sunday) and the shortest routes are the Sunday one-day, 25-mile ride from Babson College in Wellesley to Patriot Place in Foxboro and the one-day, 25-mile ride from Wellesley to Patriot Place.

PMC 2021 is August 7 and 8. The 2021 PMC will stay on mission, harnessing our collective commitment to fundraise for lifesaving cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It is our fervent hope that we will be allowed to return to large group rides, albeit in reduced numbers. Read more about the 2021 plans here

You’re here to make a difference. Ride with us to bring the PMC closer by the mile.

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PMC Process

Step 1: Register

Commit, you’ll figure it out. Choose the mileage and fundraising commitment that works for you. We’ll help you succeed.

Step 2: Fundraise & Train

Fundraising and training go hand in hand – get started with both as soon as you register. We’ll provide the guidance and tools you need to succeed, from rider orientation to online resources.

Step 3: Ride

No matter which route you choose, the PMC is an experience like no other. On PMC weekend, riders, volunteers and supporters come together to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Rider Registration

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The PMC is a fully supported bike-a-thon to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Routes from 25 to 211 miles cater to all levels of cycling ability and fundraising capacity. Choose what’s right for you →

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Go Virtual

Be a part of the PMC. A Virtual Rider is someone who supports the PMC’s mission by fundraising. Virtual Riders have no fundraising commitment and have access to all PMC fundraising tools.

As a Virtual Rider, you can ride your own long-distance route, log miles over time, or never get on a bike. As a Virtual Rider, you make a difference because you are committed to raising funds to cure cancer.

Virtual Rider registration will re-open in Spring 2021.