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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.

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August 5 & 6

PMC 2023

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, 2023.

Registration Fee

$250

The registration fee is not refundable and does not apply towards your fundraising minimum

Age Requirement

15+

Before the Ride: Friday, August 4

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

Check-In

Check in at the Sturbridge Host Hotel  (366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA, 01566) between 2 and 7 PM to receive your jersey, socks, and rider credentials, including your wristband, bike tag, name tags, and luggage tags. All rider are required to wear their wristband PMC weekend.

Riders must show photo ID at check-in.

Transportation

Riders may choose to take a bus from Boston or Wellesley (1 PM departure times) to Sturbridge. Riders can select one of these options during registration for an additional cost.

Food & Drinks

The Friday afternoon barbecue will be held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel for riders and guests. Guest meal tickets will be available for purchase during rider registration.

Merchandise

New PMC merchandise will be available for purchase in Sturbridge. 

Shop current merchandise at store.pmc.org

Lodging

Optional: Lodging is available in Sturbridge Friday night at an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee.

Day One: Saturday, August 5

Sturbridge to Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne)

 

Start

Riders will start from the Sturbridge Host Hotel on Saturday at 5:30 AM. 

Start time subject to change

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)

Finish

All Saturday riders will finish at Mass Maritime Academy (101 Academy Drive, Bourne). The Bourne finish includes food, drinks, showers, live music, and more. Because of limited space, MMA is open to riders only; no guests.

Luggage

The PMC will transport one bag (not to exceed 20 pounds) per rider from Sturbridge to MMA. 

Transportation

Riders may purchase a bus ticket from Bourne to Sturbridge or Wellesley.

Lodging

Optional: Lodging is available at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley Saturday night at an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee.

Day Two: Sunday, August 6

Wellesley Century

Start

Riders will start from Babson College on Sunday at 6 AM. 

Start time subject to change

Water Stops

There are 4 water stops along the Wellesley Century route:

Foxboro (mile 23)
Taunton (mile 45)
Dighton-Rehoboth (mile 55)
Wrentham (mile 78)

Finish

Wellesley Century riders will return to Babson College, where the ride started. The Wellesley finish includes food, drinks, music, and more.

Guests are allowed at this finish; guest meal tickets will be available for purchase during rider registration.

Luggage

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

Transportation

Riders are responsible for their own drop off and pick up at Babson College.