This year, nearly 250 residents from Newton and Chestnut Hill will be participating in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) on August 4 and 5.
Are you one of those riders?
Newton Patch is creating profiles on local cyclists who are riding in the 2012 PMC. We want to tell your neighbors and fellow cyclists about all the hard work you've done to get to the PMC, and why you're doing it.
Interested in a Newton Patch PMC participant profile? Email Editor Melanie.Graham@patch.com with the following information:
- Rider name
- Age (or age group)
- Where you live (what village in Newton)
- Pan-Mass Challenge or biking experience
- Reason for riding
- Training tip
We'll be featuring short profiles, or "baseball cards", for as many local cyclists as we can. Newton Patch will also look to follow up with local PMC riders after the event to hear about their experience.
The deadline for these profile submissions is Friday, July 27, 2012.
The annual Pan-Mass Challenge includes five two-day rides as well as six one-day rides, with the longest route stretching 192 miles from Sturbridge to Provincetown.
The event, which was launched by Newton native Billy Starr, benefits the Dana Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund.
Mayor Setti Warren, who will be riding in the PMC for the third time this year, held a reception in April for Newton PMC participants. Starr attended the event along with Vicki Kennedy, widow of Senator Ted Kennedy, and Dr. Lee Nadler, senior vice president of experimental medicine at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.