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A Charity Cycling Event Will Take Over Fenway This Winter

PMC Winter Cycle is slated for January 27.
PMC Winter Cycle

From left: Katrina Marchand, Melanie Krug, Naomi Krejci, Wally the Green Monster, Jasmiina Nikkila, and Kaitlyn Chisholm at a kickoff event/Photo provided

The Red Sox may stop playing in October, but Fenway Park will come alive again in January.

The Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual charity bike-a-thon that’s a major financial supporter of the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is this year introducing another way for cyclists to contribute to cancer care and research: PMC Winter Cycle.

The indoor cycling event will take over Fenway on January 27, filling the State Street Pavilion—which overlooks the field—with Spin bikes and up to 1,000 cyclists. There will also be relaxation stations and a health and fitness expo in the EMC Lounge, and an after party at Landsdowne Pub. All in all, the day’s fundraising goal is set at $500,000.

Interested riders may sign up individually or as part of a team. Each bike has a fundraising commitment of at least $250 per hour—so if you plan to ride for two hours, for example, you’d need to raise $500. Registration opened on Wednesday, and a Winter Cycle launch party is scheduled for October 12.

Sign up and get more information here.


Jamie Ducharme Jamie Ducharme, Contributor jducharme@bostonmagazine.com