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Sturbridge to Provincetown Inn Route

The Sturbridge to Provincetown Inn 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 6 & 7

PMC 2022

Day One

Day Two

About the Route

Vaccination Requirement

Proof of vaccination is required for participation in any PMC supported ride. Unvaccinated individuals may participate in a Reimagined Ride.

Mileage

186 miles

Saturday: 109 miles

Sunday: 78 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.

Registration Fee

$300 includes lodging at MMA
$250 without lodging

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

Age Requirement

15+

Before the Ride: Friday, August 5

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 rider credentials, including your wristband, bike tag, name tags, and luggage tags. All rider are required to wear their wristband PMC weekend.

Riders will be mailed their jerseys and socks ahead of PMC weekend.

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 only (no guests).

Merchandise

New PMC merchandise will be available for purchase in Sturbridge. 

Shop current merchandise at store.pmc.org

Day One: Saturday, August 6

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

Breakfast

Continental breakfast available Saturday at Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4 - 6:30 AM, as well as at area PMC-arranged hotels (if you're staying at one of these hotels, check with the hotel for exact times).

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service available at Sturbridge Host Hotel from 2 - 7 PM on Friday and 4 - 6:30 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)

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.

Lodging

Based on availability, riders may select lodging at MMA during registration. Riders may choose to stay on campus in a room, in a shared space, or in their own tent; the registration fee is $300 for riders who choose to stay on campus.

Riders may choose their own accommodations and choose to stay off campus; the registration fee for these riders is $250.

Luggage

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

Day Two: Sunday, August 7

Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne) to Provincetown Inn Finish

Start

Riders may start from Mass Maritime Academy on Sunday anytime between 5 and 6 AM. There is no mass start; riders should roll out as they are ready. Riders are also encouraged to start from their local hotel or home and just merge into the route.

Note that riding across the Bourne Bridge will only be possible between 5 and 6:15 AM; outside those times, riders must walk their bikes using the sidewalk.

Water Stops

There are 3 water stops along the Bourne to Provincetown route:

Barnstable (mile 25)
Brewster (mile 40)
Wellfleet (mile 58)

Finish

Riders will finish at the Provincetown Monument Finish (1 Commercial Street, Provincetown), which is one of two finish lines in Provincetown. The finish includes food, drinks, showers, music, and more.

Luggage

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

Transportation

Riders may purchase a bus ticket from Provincetown to Sturbridge or a ferry ticket from Provincetown to Boston. Riders may also choose to purchase a bus ticket from Boston to Sturbridge; buses depart after ferries arrive in Boston. Riders can select one of these options during registration for an additional cost, based on availability.