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
Saturday: 85 miles
Sunday: 78 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.
$325 includes lodging at MMA
$275 without lodging
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
Babson College – 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02457
Check in at Babson College 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.
Food & Drinks
The Friday afternoon dinner will be held at Babson College during rider check-in (2 to 7 PM).
New PMC merchandise will be available for purchase in Wellesley.
Shop current merchandise at store.pmc.org
Optional: Lodging is available at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley Friday night at an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee.
Day One: Saturday, August 5
Babson College (Wellesley) to Mass Maritime Academy (Bourne)
Riders will start from Babson on Saturday at 6 AM.
Start time subject to change
There are 4 water stops along the Wellesley to Bourne route:
Wrentham (mile 20)
Dighton-Rehoboth (mile 44) – lunch stop
Lakeville (mile 57)
Wareham (mile 74)
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 Wellesley 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.
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 Wellesley or a ferry ticket from Provincetown to Boston. Riders may also choose to purchase a bus ticket from Boston to Wellesley; buses depart after ferries arrive in Boston. Riders can select one of these options during registration for an additional cost, based on availability.