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GENERAL & Registration

The PMC Winter Cycle is an indoor cycling event led by some of Greater Boston's best instructors that will be held outdoors in 2021, pending City of Boston and public health approval. It is a "spoke in the wheel" of the PMC's annual fundraising campaign with 100 percent of rider-raised dollars going directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The PMC Winter Cycle is January 30, 2021 from 8 AM to 3 PM. Sessions are 45 minutes long and will start at 8 AM, with 45 minutes between sessions.

You can ride at Fenway Park or you can ride from home as a virtual rider! There will be five 45-minute sessions led by instructors from Boston area studios. Sessions will be streamed live from Fenway Park.

Riders at Fenway can ride in one session in person and will also be given access to participate in all sessions virtually. 

If you have a stationary bike at home, you can register as a virtual rider and ride at home instead. Virtual riders will be given access to all five sessions so they ride on their stationary bike at home all day! 
 
Both virtual riders and riders will pay a registration fee ($25 for virtual riders and $50 for riders) and fundraise to support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ($100 commitment for virtual riders and $1,000 per session for riders).


The registration fee is $50 for those riding at Fenway and $25 for those riding virtually; all fees are non-refundable. Registration fees help cover event costs and allow 100 percent of rider-raised funds to be donated directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.



Anyone can create a PMC Winter Cycle team! Two people are the minimum number of participants needed to start a team. Team members can be in-person and virtual riders. 

There is no additional fundraising commitment for teams. Each team member is responsible for their own fundraising. More information about teams can be found here.

Safety & Logistics

For the first time, PMC Winter Cycle riders will ride on the field at Fenway Park! There will not be any stationary bikes inside at Fenway Park in 2021.

As of now, there will be a maximum of 50 riders per session in adherence to current state protocols. The PMC Winter Cycle will be held pending City of Boston and public health approval.

The PMC Winter Cycle will adhere to all city and state precautions. The event will be held pending City of Boston and public health approval.
 
As of now, participation will be limited to 50 riders per session and bikes will be 6 feet apart. Participants are required to wear masks except when riding.
 
There will be 45 minutes between sessions; 30 minutes will be dedicated to cleaning bikes and 15 minutes will be dedicated to participants exiting and entering the park in an organized manner, as well as speakers leading the start of each session.
 
Each rider at Fenway Park will be required to take a health survey and waiver, and show proof of "clear to enter." Temperatures will be taken upon arrival; anyone with 100.4 degrees or above will not be allowed to enter.

Per state requirements, masks are required at the 2021 PMC Winter Cycle. Fenway Park riders will receive a PMC Winter Cycle mask in the mail with their rider goodie bag prior to the event.

To ensure the safety of riders, PMC Winter Cycle staff will assign each rider a bike when they check in at Fenway Park the day of the event. If a rider would like to ride next to a friend or teammate, they should both plan to check in at the same time. We cannot pre-reserve bikes for riders and riders will not be able to hang around inside Fenway Park waiting for their friends to arrive to ride together. Please meet outside of Fenway Park and enter together to be assigned bikes near each other.

Riders must be 18 years old by the day of the event by the day of the event (January 30, 2021).
The 2021 PMC Winter Cycle will include instructors from The Handle Bar, EverybodyFights,  Turnstyle Cycle, Cyclebar Assembly Row, Cyclebar Wellesley, and B/SPOKE.
 
You can find a full list of instructors here.
Wear comfortable workout gear that will keep you warm! Please check the weather the day of the event, as you will be riding outside in Boston in January. 
 
As part of your registration as a rider at Fenway Park, you will receive an event t-shirt (size selected during registration), event water bottle, and performance mask – bring all of these items with you!
 
If you would like to wear spin shoes, make sure to bring your own as we do not provide spin shoes. PMC Winter Cycle bikes are compatible with SPD cleats and have cages for riders who would prefer to wear sneakers.
 
Bags are discouraged (other than purses).
 
Riders should come dressed for how they want to ride. There will not be changing areas.

There are not showers at Fenway Park for PMC Winter Cycle riders.

No, the PMC Winter Cycle will be limiting guests at Fenway Park to participants, volunteers, instructors and staff. Your family and friends can follow along on social media or they can register and ride virtually from home!


Bikes will have SPD compatible cleats as well as cages for sneakers. We do not provide spin shoes.

If you would like to purchase spin shoes in advance of the event, check out PMC Winter Cycle sponsor TIEM.

DONATIONS & Fundraising

The fundraising commitment $1,000 per session for riders at Fenway Park and $100 for virtual riders. 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

For more information regarding the fundraising minimum and commitment, click here.

The fundraising deadline is March 1, 2021. For more information regarding the fundraising minimum and commitment, click here.

Make sure your name and rider ID are on the check and envelope. Mail checks to:

PMC Winter Cycle
77 4th Avenue
Needham, MA 02494

Checks are applied to fundraising within one business of arriving at the PMC office.

Email wintercycle@pmc.org to request a tax receipt.

Many employers match charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Click here to check if a company has a matching gift program.

CONTACT US

Do you have additional questions about the PMC Winter Cycle? Contact PMC Winter Cycle staff at wintercycle@pmc.org or 781-449-5300.

For all media requests or inquiries, please contact Ameara Harb, Cone Communication: aharb@conecomm.com or 617-939-8318.

Follow the PMC Winter Cycle on social media for updates throughout the year! The PMC Winter Cycle is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn as the Pan-Mass Challenge.