When participants register for PMC Winter Cycle, they are signing up for a fundraising mission first, and an indoor cycling event second. PMC Winter Cycle participants take this commitment seriously. Raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is the core of the PMC Winter Cycle's mission. Every fundraising dollar raised by PMC Winter Cycle riders will go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as part of the PMC's annual gift to DFCI. In 2017 the PMC gave a record breaking gift of $51 million to DFCI! 

PMC Winter Cycle relies on riders, virtual rides, and corporate sponsors to meet our annual fundraising goal. We do our best to provide you with the latest fundraising tools so that you can embark on an easy and successful fundraising campaign. To learn how you can help donations, check out our Fundraising Tools and Tips page.


The fundraising minimums are dependent on the duration spent on the bike. Each individual has a personal commitment of $250 (or $500 if an Extreme Rider) for each hour on the bike. The fundraising minimum is due March 1st. Teams and their members are encouraged to strive for fundraising goals that are well above the minimum. Participants are also encouraged to continue fundraising after the event. For more information on fundraising minimum and commitments click here.


Pacesetters are riders who have raised over $1,000/hr for the PMC Winter Cycle. As an incentive, Pacesetters will receive a special PMC Winter Cycle gift in late spring.