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Wellesley to Wellesley 50-Mile Route

The 50-mile route from Wellesley to Wellesley is a one-day route on Sunday 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

About the Route


25 miles

Fundraising Minimum

Riders 18+: $2,000 fundraising minimum
Riders 13-17: $1,000 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, 2022.

Age Requirement


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

Babson College – 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02457

Sunday riders are invited to check in at Babson on Friday afternoon or on Sunday right before their ride.


Check in at Babson College the Trim Lot from 2 to 8 PM Friday and 5:15 to 6:30 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 may also check in Sunday morning before their ride.

Food & Drinks

Food and refreshments will be available in the Trim Lot from 2 to 8 PM.

Car Parking

Enter the campus using the main Babson entrance and then follow the direction of police, Babson Public Safety, PMC volunteers and signage. Cars can be parked on the Babson campus Friday through Sunday but must be moved by Sunday evening; cars parked overnight Sunday will be towed.

Bike Parking

Secure, overnight bike parking is available Friday night but not Saturday night.

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service is available from 3 to 8 PM Friday.

Opening Ceremonies

The 2022 PMC Opening Ceremonies will be broadcast live from Sturbridge in the Trim Lot tent.


Optional: Lodging is available at the Babson Executive Conference Center in Wellesley Friday and/or Saturday night at an additional cost and is not included in the registration fee.

Start & Finish – Sunday, August 7

Babson College – 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02457


The ride officially starts at 7 AM (new time for 2022).

Riders should line up starting at 6:30 AM. Riders are also welcome to start from their local hotel or home and just merge into the route.

Please note that the Wellesley Century route starts one hour before the 25/50 routes start.

Living Proof Photo

The PMC Living Proof photo for Wellesley 25/50 riders will be taken at 6:30 AM. The PMC Living Proof community is made up of riders and volunteers who were previously treated or are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Rider Registration

Registration is in the Trim Lot from 4:45 to 7 AM for any riders who did not register on Friday.

Rider Parking & Drop-Off

Drop-Off: Vehicles dropping off riders should use the Babson West Gate on Wellesley Avenue between 4:45 and 6:15 AM.

Parking: Vehicles entering the campus to park should use the Babson or Olin main entrance between 4:45 and 6:15 AM.

Follow the direction of police, Babson Public Safety, PMC volunteers and signage.


Breakfast is available in the Trim Lot from 5 to 7:15 AM.

Bike Mechanics

Emergency bike service is available from 5:15 to 7 AM.

Water Stops

There are 3 water stops along the Wellesley to Wellesley 50-mile route:

Walpole (mile 13)
Foxboro (mile 24)
Medfield (mile 36)

Post-Ride Celebration

Food, beverages, music, games, and the cycling & fitness expo is from 10 AM to 3 PM in the Trim Lot, near the finish line.


Shower trucks will be in the Hollister Lot.


Only riders and volunteers are allowed at the post-ride celebration on the Babson campus. However, friends and family are encouraged to cheer from the roadside.