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Sturbridge to Provincetown Monument Route

Register to Ride

The Sturbridge to Provincetown Monument 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


186 miles

Saturday: 109 miles

Sunday: 78 miles

Fundraising Minimum


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

$325 includes lodging at MMA
$275 without lodging

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

Vaccination Policy

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.

Age Requirement


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.


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.


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


Continental breakfast is available Saturday at Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4 to 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)


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.


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 $325 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 $275.


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

Day Two: Sunday, August 6

Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne) to Provincetown Monument Finish


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)


Riders will finish at the Provincetown Monument Finish (28 Winslow Street, Provincetown), which is one of two finish lines in Provincetown. The finish includes food, drinks, showers, music, and more.

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


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


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.