Carl, David & Mike
Ride the Pan-Mass Challenge
For more than 20 years, with every mile, closer to a cure for cancer
Carl and David model the 2000 jersey
at the start of their 2003 Ride
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David, Mike and Carl at the
PMC’s Nickerson waterstop in 2014
This is the 42nd annual PMC, our 22nd PMC, and the 15th anniversary of Carl and David’s transcontinental ride. The PMC offered its usual routes this year, but with very limited amenities to reduce the risk of Covid exposure, and also the option of completing a “reimagined” ride like we did in 2020. Carl rode a “reimagined” loop on the Saturday of the PMC, and the PMC’s 100-mile loop from Babson College on the Sunday. David rode a “reimagined” loop on Cape Cod a week earlier, and Mike took the year off from the formal commitment. See the column to the left for more details.
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Prior Years’ rides:
- 2020: with regular PMC canceled due to Covid, Carl climbed to new heights in Colorado, Mike tackled the hills of Connecticut, and David rode a loop on Cape Cod that includes a portion of the PMC’s Sunday route.
- 2019: Carl rode from Stockbridge for a true Pan-Mass, while Mike and David rode the 160-mile two-day PMC from Babson College to Provincetown.
- 2018: Carl rode from Stockbridge for a true Pan-Massachusetts Challenge.
- 2017: Mike and David rode the shorter (160 mile) two-day PMC from Babson College in Wellesley, MA to Provincetown.
- 2016: Carl started in Stockbridge for a “true” Pan-Mass, and David joined him in Sturbridge for a full “classic” PMC to Provincetown.
- 2015: David rode a 1-day PMC from Sturbridge to Bourne, and Carl volunteered with his family at the Nickerson park waterstop on Day 2.
- 2014: Carl rode from Stockbridge to Sturbridge, then volunteered at the Nickerson waterstop with his family. David and Mike rode the traditional PMC from Sturbridge to Provincetown. The Saturday ride was the coldest and wettest in the history of the PMC.
- 2013: Carl rode a true Pan-Mass from Stockbridge to Provincetown, and David joined him for the traditional PMC from Sturbridge.
- 2012: All three of us rode a very hot traditional PMC from Sturbridge to Provincetown. Carl got an early start from Stockbridge.
- 2011: Carl rode a true Pan-Mass with the Huckleberry group, starting in Stockbridge.
- 2010: David and Mike rode an uneventful PMC. Carl rode with the Huckleberry group from the NY/MA border to the Sturbridge start.
- 2009: Carl and Mike rode a smooth PMC, while David nursed his shattered elbow.
- 2008: Mike joined Carl and David for a successful, two-day Challenge.
- 2007: Carl rode from the NY line. David joined him in Sturbridge for the formal PMC.
- 2006: Transcontinental. Almost $170,000 raised. 3,600 miles over 38 riding days during one of the hottest summers in recorded history.
- 2005: Carl and David rode a bit more than the official PMC route, clocking 215 miles and adding CT to our list of states ridden.
- 2004: in celebration of the historic 25th annual PMC, Carl and David rode from David’s then-hometown of Cincinnati to join the PMC - a total of 1,054 miles over 11 days! (And no, you don’t want to know about the saddle sores).
- 2001, 2000: Carl and David rode the official PMC route, 192 miles from Sturbridge MA to Provincetown MA over two days.
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