Boston Cycling Community Organizes Fundraiser for Haiti

On Thursday, February 4th, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, some of the usual suspects in the Boston area cycling community are coming together to put on an event to support Haiti.

Colivita New England Racing Team, Redbones BarBQ, and Harpoon Brewery are going to provide a feast for cyclists and others at Belmont Wheelworks in Belmont, MA.

There will be music, a Colavita pasta dinner, Redbones BBQ, Harpoon Beer, $5 raffle tickets for ‘amazing’ prizes (purchase raffle tix here), and cycling movies. The cost is only $15 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Haiti. Tickets can be purchased here.

More details can be found here on the Belmont Wheelworks website.

Photo Credit: Duchamp

Pan Mass Challenge: Registration Open Today

Pan Mass ChallengeRegistration for all riders opens today for the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, the nation’s largest cycling fundraiser event. Even in tough economic times, the PMC raised over 30 million dollars for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute last year. The “classic” route, which I’ll be tackling for the 10th time this year, starts in Sturbridge, MA and ends in Provincetown, MA. The ride is just under 200 miles and takes two days to complete. Over the years the event has expanded to include multiple routes (there are now 9). Each is a different length, covers different terrain and carries different fundraising requirements, but all contribute in a meaningful way to cancer research.

The beauty of the event, which has always been tremendously efficient, is that in recent years 100% of rider-raised dollars go to cancer research. Rider registration fees and corporate sponsors cover operating expenses to make this possible.

The event is uniquely inspiring and has a tremendous impact on progress toward treatment – and hopefully ultimately a cure – for cancer. Go to the PMC website at and learn more.

Photo Credit: Nantaskart!