The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses Massachusetts. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fundraising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. Our hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.
The PMC is a fully supported bike-a-thon with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, lodging and luggage, bike and individual transportation. Whether it’s 25 or 192 miles, every mile pedaled equals funds raised for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s life-saving research and treatment. The 2019 goal is $60 million.
Cyclists choose one or two days; 12 routes from 25 to 192 miles that cater to all levels of cycling strength and fundraising capacity. The longest route is the two-day, 192-mile ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown, and the shortest is a one-day, 25-mile ride from Babson College to Patriot Place in Foxboro.
More than 6,700 riders will ride 12 routes in the 2019 Pan-Mass Challenge