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Sturbridge to Provincetown Monument Route

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.

Scroll to learn more about what riders on this route need to know for PMC 2022.

August 6 & 7

PMC 2022

Day One

Day Two

About the Route

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.

Age Requirement

15+

Pre-Ride Information

ID & Proof of Vaccination

Bring your photo ID and proof of vaccination to check-in to receive your jersey and credentials. You cannot register and ride without identification and proof of vaccination.

*The PMC is following the CDC's vaccination definition: You are “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 two weeks after you received either A) two (2) doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, given 4-8 weeks apart, or B) one (1) dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

PMC 2022 Handbook

Please thoroughly review the PMC Handbook ahead of PMC weekend.

Packing List

Review the suggested packing list in the PMC Handbook and make sure your luggage does not exceed 25 pounds.

Bike Preparation

Get your bike tuned up before PMC weekend and be sure to carry your own inner tubes and CO2 cartridges or pump.

During the Ride

Water Stop Services

Each water stop will offer food and beverages, emergency mechanical support, medical support, and lavatories. Please note the water stop operating hours as listed in the handbook.

Rider Tracking

Download the TraQCentral Participant app (available for iOS and Android) to track your ride.

Learn more at pmc.org/rider-tracking.

Roadside Assistance

Riders needing mechanical or medical assistance during their ride can request help one of two ways: in the TraQCentral app or by calling the PMC's emergency support number, 1-800-WE-CYCLE.

Guest Policy

Friends and family are encouraged to cheer from the roadside, but only registered riders and volunteers are allowed at PMC sites this year, including at starts, water stops, and finishes.

Before the Ride: Friday, August 5

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

Check-In

Check in at the ballroom of the Sturbridge Host Hotel (366 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA, 01566) between 2 and 8 PM (or between 4:30 and 5:15 AM Saturday) 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 must provide a photo ID and proof of vaccination at check-in.

Buses to Sturbridge

Buses to Sturbridge leave Boston (from Seaport Lane) at 1 PM and Babson College in Wellesley (from Bryant Lot) at 1:30 PM.

Food & Drinks

Dinner and refreshments will be available lakeside from 4 to 7 PM at the Sturbridge Host Hotel for registered riders only (no guests).

Lodging

Lodging is available in Sturbridge Friday night at an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee. Riders with Sturbridge lodging should refer to their PMC Dashboard to check their lodging assignment.

Shuttles to hotels are available in front of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 2 to 8 PM.

Bike Parking

Secure, overnight bike parking is available at Sturbridge Host Hotel on Friday starting at 2 PM.

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service is available at the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 3 to 9 PM on Friday.

Car Parking

Parking is available at the Sturbridge Host Hotel; overnight weekend parking is permitted in the unpaved lot in front of the hotel.

Opening Ceremonies

The 2022 PMC Opening Ceremonies are live in the Hawthorne Room of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Live entertainment from Kamryn starts at 5:30 PM; please be in your seats no later than 6:15 PM.

Saturday Start – August 6

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

Start

The ride officially starts at 5:30 AM in front of the Sturbridge Host Hotel; riders should line up for the start at 5:15 AM. 

Riders are also welcome to start from their local hotel or home and just merge into the route.

Rider Registration

Registration is in the ballroom of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4:30 to 5:15 AM for any riders who did not check in Friday.

Breakfast

Breakfast is available in the Hawthorne Room of the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4 to 5:15 AM.

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service is available at the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 4 to 5:30 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)

Luggage

The PMC will transport one bag (not to exceed 20 pounds) per rider from Sturbridge to MMA. Load your luggage on the truck in front of the hotel marked with your MMA lodging between 4 and 5:15 AM.

Detour at Mile 7

Due to construction, we have re-routed approximately 2 miles of the route in Charlton (7 miles after the Sturbridge start). The impact to your ride stats will be negligible: the route is now longer by 0.3 miles, with 85 feet less climbing. As always, be sure to follow PMC arrows along the route, respect stop signs/lights, and obey any verbal instructions given by traffic control personnel. The GPX route file has been updated on the PMC website and you also can download it here.

E-Bike Charging

E-bike charging is available at the Dighton-Rehoboth water stop and at Mass Maritime Academy. Riders are responsible for bringing their own power cord/adapter.

Saturday Finish – August 6

Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne) – 101 Academy Drive, Bourne, MA 02532

Food & Beverage

Food and drinks (including alcoholic beverages for those 21+) are available on Parade Field at MMA from 11 AM to 6:30 PM. There will be live music from 1:30 to 7 PM.

Luggage

All luggage from Wellesley and Sturbridge will be delivered to MMA, unless a rider has requested a luggage tag for the Hampton Inn in Buzzards Bay. Luggage can be found in your assigned lodging space or, for those staying in the gym, for one-day riders, and for those staying off-site, can be found near the finish line; please refer to the map in the handbook.

Lodging

Riders staying on campus should bring a pillow and sleeping bag and/or sheets in their luggage. Your lodging assignment is listed on your wristband (and can be found in your PMC Dashboard).

Transportation

Riders staying off campus who need transportation from MMA should note that no cars are allowed on the MMA campus or Academy Drive. Shuttles run between MMA and satellite parking lots; please see details in the handbook to arrange transportation.

Sunday Start – August 7

Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne) – 101 Academy Drive, Bourne, MA 02532

Start

The rolling start from the MMA campus is from 5 to 6 AM.

The Bourne Bridge is only open to bikes from 5 to 6:15 AM; outside those times, riders must walk their bikes using the sidewalk.

Riders staying off campus can also start from their Saturday off-site lodging location or the Sunday off-site start at Kendall Rae Lot (12 Kendall Rae Place, Buzzards Bay).

Luggage

There are three places you can drop off your luggage:

The truck marked for the Provincetown Inn Finish near the food tent at MMA from 4:15 to 6 AM

The Kendall Rae Lot (12 Kendall Rae Place, Buzzards Bay) from 4:15 to 6 AM

The Barnstable water stop (3195 Main Street, Barnstable) from 5 to 6:15 AM

Breakfast

Breakfast is available from 4:15 to 6 AM in the food tent at MMA.

Water Stops

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

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

Sunday Finish – August 7

Provincetown Monument – 28 Winslow Street, Provincetown, MA 02657

Barbecue, Beverages & Music

Food and drinks are available on Motta Field from 9 AM to 2 PM.

Showers & Luggage

Shower trucks are located on Jerome Smith Road. Luggage can be picked up at the top of Winslow Street. Please refer to the map in the handbook for further details.

Guests

No guests are permitted at the Monument Finish this year; only registered riders and volunteers are allowed at PMC sites this year, including at starts, water stops, and finishes.

Return Transportation – Ferries

All riders taking a ferry to Boston should walk to MacMillan Wharf (1/3 mile from the Monument Finish).

Riders on the fast ferries should bring their bags and bikes with them.

Riders on the 3 PM traditional ferry should load bags and bikes on the truck at the finish by 1:45 PM; riders taking a bus after arriving in Boston (World Trade Center Pier) should follow the directions of volunteers in Provincetown about where to place their bike.

Return Transportation – Buses

Riders taking a bus to Sturbridge, Bourne or Wellesley should bring their bag with them and load their bike on a truck at the Monument Finish.

Return Transportation – Own Arrangements

Riders being picked up in Provincetown should meet their ride at the Jerome Smith parking lot. Cars should in the cell phone lot (56 Howland Street or 94 Harry Kemp Way) until their rider is ready to be picked up.