The Sturbridge to Bourne and Wellesley to Patriot Place 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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About the Route
Saturday: 109 miles
Sunday: 25 miles
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.
The registration fee is not refundable and does not apply towards your fundraising minimum
The Pan-Mass Challenge will not require riders or volunteers to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to take part in PMC 2023.
However, Mass Maritime Academy has not yet determined if it will require Covid-19 vaccination in order to sleep on campus on Saturday, August 5.
If MMA or a relevant authority does impose such a requirement, a rider registered to stay on-campus but unable to provide adequate proof of Covid-19 vaccination must find off-campus accommodations; they will be entitled to have their MMA lodging fee either refunded or attributed to their fundraising balance.
Before the Ride: Friday, August 4
Sturbridge Host Hotel – 366 Main St., US Route 20, Sturbridge, MA 01566
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.
Buses to Sturbridge leave Boston at 1 PM and Babson College in Wellesley at 1:30 PM.
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.
New PMC merchandise will be available for purchase in Sturbridge.
Shop current merchandise at store.pmc.org
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)
Riders will start from the Sturbridge Host Hotel on Saturday at 5:30 AM.
Start time subject to change
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)
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.
The PMC will transport one bag (not to exceed 20 pounds) per rider from Sturbridge to MMA.
Riders may purchase a bus ticket from Bourne to Sturbridge or Wellesley.
Day Two: Sunday, August 6
Babson College (Wellesley) to Patriot Place (Foxboro)
Riders will start from Babson College on Sunday at 7 AM.
Start time subject to change
There is one water stop about half way between Wellesley and Foxboro: Medfield at mile 13.
Wellesley 25/50 riders will finish at Patriot Place in Foxboro (1776 Revolution Way, Foxboro).
Riders are responsible for their own drop off at Babson College.
From 9 to 11:30 AM, shuttles between Patriot Place and Babson are available for 25-mile riders.