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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About the Route
Proof of vaccination is required for participation in any PMC supported ride. Unvaccinated individuals may participate in a Reimagined Ride.
Saturday: 109 miles
Sunday: 78 miles
Before the Ride: Friday, August 5
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 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.
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).
Optional: Lodging is available in Sturbridge Friday night at an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee.
Day One: Saturday, August 6
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
When you register for the PMC, you are signing up for a fundraising mission first, and a bike ride second. Your commitment contributes to the PMC’s mission of raising funds for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC provides innovative tools and guidance for a successful fundraising campaign.