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Sturbridge to Bourne & Wellesley Century

The Sturbridge to Bourne and Wellesley Century route is a two-day route in the Pan-Mass Challenge. Regardless of which route you ride, 100 percent of every-rider raised dollar goes to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Scroll to learn more about what riders on this route need to know for PMC 2022.

August 6 & 7

PMC 2022

Day One

Day Two

About the Route

Mileage

210 miles

Saturday: 109 miles

Sunday: 101 miles

Fundraising Minimum

$6,000

The fundraising commitment requires you to personally guarantee the fundraising minimum whether or not you actually participate in the PMC ride. The fundraising deadline is October 1, 2022.

Age Requirement

15+

Pre-Ride Information

ID & Proof of Vaccination

Bring your photo ID and proof of vaccination to check-in to receive your jersey and credentials. You cannot register and ride without identification and proof of vaccination.

*The PMC is following the CDC's vaccination definition: You are “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 two weeks after you received either A) two (2) doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, given 4-8 weeks apart, or B) one (1) dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

PMC 2022 Handbook

Please thoroughly review the PMC Handbook ahead of PMC weekend.

Packing List

Review the suggested packing list in the PMC Handbook and make sure your luggage does not exceed 25 pounds.

Bike Preparation

Get your bike tuned up before PMC weekend and be sure to carry your own inner tubes and CO2 cartridges or pump.

During the Ride

Water Stop Services

Each water stop will offer food and beverages, emergency mechanical support, medical support, and lavatories. Please note the water stop operating hours as listed in the handbook.

Rider Tracking

Download the TraQCentral Participant app (available for iOS and Android) to track your ride.

Learn more at pmc.org/rider-tracking.

Roadside Assistance

Riders needing mechanical or medical assistance during their ride can request help one of two ways: in the TraQCentral app or by calling the PMC's emergency support number, 1-800-WE-CYCLE.

Guest Policy

Friends and family are encouraged to cheer from the roadside, but only registered riders and volunteers are allowed at PMC sites this year, including at starts, water stops, and finishes.

Before the Ride: Friday, August 5

Sturbridge Host Hotel – 366 Main St., US Route 20, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Check-In

Check in at the ballroom of the Sturbridge Host Hotel (366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA, 01566) between 2 and 8 PM (or between 4:30 and 5:15 AM Saturday) to receive your rider credentials, including your wristband, bike tag, name tags, and luggage tags. All rider are required to wear their wristband PMC weekend.

Riders must provide a photo ID and proof of vaccination at check-in.

Buses to Sturbridge

Buses to Sturbridge leave Boston at 1 PM and Babson College in Wellesley at 1:30 PM.

Food & Drinks

Dinner and refreshments will be available lakeside from 4 to 7 PM at the Sturbridge Host Hotel for registered riders only (no guests).

Lodging

Lodging is available in Sturbridge Friday night at an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee. Riders with Sturbridge lodging should refer to their PMC Dashboard to check their lodging assignment.

Shuttles to hotels are available in front of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 2 to 8 PM.

Bike Parking

Secure, overnight bike parking is available at Sturbridge Host Hotel on Friday starting at 2 PM.

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service is available at the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 3 to 9 PM on Friday.

Car Parking

Parking is available at the Sturbridge Host Hotel; overnight weekend parking is permitted in the unpaved lot in front of the hotel.

Opening Ceremonies

The 2022 PMC Opening Ceremonies are live in the Hawthorne Room of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Live entertainment from Kamryn starts at 5:30 PM; please be in your seats no later than 6:15 PM.

Start – Saturday, August 6

Sturbridge Host Hotel – 366 Main St., US Route 20, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Start

The ride officially starts at 5:30 AM in front of the Sturbridge Host Hotel; riders should line up for the start at 5:15 AM. 

Riders are also welcome to start from their local hotel or home and just merge into the route.

Rider Registration

Registration is in the ballroom of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4:30 to 5:15 AM for any riders who did not check in Friday.

Breakfast

Breakfast is available in the Hawthorne Room of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4 to 5:15 AM.

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service is available at the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4 to 5:30 AM on Saturday.

Water Stops

There are 5 water stops along the Sturbridge to Bourne route:

Whitinsville (mile 25)
Franklin (mile 42)
Dighton-Rehoboth (mile 70)  – lunch stop
Lakeville (mile 83)
Wareham (mile 99)

Detour at Mile 7

Due to construction, we have re-routed approximately 2 miles of the route in Charlton (7 miles after the Sturbridge start). The impact to your ride stats will be negligible: the route is now longer by 0.3 miles, with 85 feet less climbing. As always, be sure to follow PMC arrows along the route, respect stop signs/lights, and obey any verbal instructions given by traffic control personnel. The GPX route file has been updated on the PMC website and you also can download it here.

Luggage

The PMC will transport one bag (not to exceed 20 pounds) per rider from Sturbridge to MMA. Load your luggage on the truck in front of the hotel marked with your MMA lodging between 4 and 5:15 AM.

E-Bike Charging

E-bike charging is available at the Dighton-Rehoboth water stop and at Mass Maritime Academy. Riders are responsible for bringing their own power cord/adapter.

Finish – Saturday, August 6

Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne) – 101 Academy Drive, Bourne, MA 02532

Food & Beverage

Food and drinks (including alcoholic beverages for those 21+) are available on Parade Field at MMA from 11 AM to 6:30 PM. There will be live music from 1:30 to 7 PM.

Luggage

All luggage from Wellesley and Sturbridge will be delivered to MMA, unless a rider has requested a luggage tag for the Hampton Inn in Buzzards Bay. Luggage for one-day riders can be found near the finish line; please refer to the map in the handbook.

Showers

Use the showers in the gym or shower trucks at the finish line.

Transportation – Buses

Riders taking a bus back to Wellesley or Sturbridge should load their bike on the correct destination truck once their finish their ride. The buses leave for Wellesley at 5 and 7 PM and Sturbridge at 7 PM from Academy Drive.

Transportation – Own Arrangements

One-day riders who need transportation from MMA should note that no cars are allowed on the MMA campus or Academy Drive. Shuttles run between MMA and satellite parking lots; please see details in the handbook to arrange transportation.

Start & Finish – Sunday, August 7

Babson College – 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02457

Start

The ride officially starts at 6 AM (new time for 2022)

Riders should line up starting at 5:30 AM. Riders are also welcome to start from their local hotel or home and just merge into the route.

Living Proof Photo

The PMC Living Proof photo for Wellesley Century riders will be taken at 5:30 AM. The PMC Living Proof community is made up of riders and volunteers who were previously treated or are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Breakfast

Breakfast is available in the Trim Lot starting at 5 AM.

Luggage

Riders may leave a bag at Babson College so they may change clothes after they finish their ride.

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service is available from 5:15 to 7 AM.

Parking & Rider Drop-Off

Drop-Off: Vehicles dropping off riders should use the Babson West Gate on Wellesley Avenue between 4:45 and 6:15 AM.

Parking: Vehicles entering the campus to park should use the Babson or Olin main entrance between 4:45 and 6:15 AM.

Follow the direction of police, Babson Public Safety, PMC volunteers and signage.

Water Stops

There are 4 water stops along the Wellesley Century route:

Foxboro (mile 23)
Taunton (mile 45) – new in 2022
Dighton-Rehoboth (mile 55)
Wrentham (mile 78)

E-Bike Charging

E-bike charging is available at the Dighton-Rehoboth water stop. Riders are responsible for bringing their own power cord/adapter.

Post-Ride Celebration

Food, beverages, music, games, and the cycling & fitness expo is from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Trim Lot, near the finish line.

Showers

Shower trucks will be in the Hollister Lot.

Guests

Only riders and volunteers are allowed at the post-ride celebration on the Babson campus. However, friends and family are encouraged to cheer from the roadside.