85 Cambridge residents will be cycling up to 192 miles in the Pan Mass Challenge, on Aug. 5-6 in Needham. The goal is to raise $48 million for research and cancer care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
For this event, more than 6,200 cyclists from more than 40 states and eight countries will come to Massachusetts to participate in the Pan Mass Challenge. They will be choosing from 12 routes of varying mileage that run through 46 towns.
Many riders participate in the Pan Mass Challenge to honor a lost family member or friend, or someone being treated for cancer. More than 600 riders and volunteers are cancer survivors or current patients, considered “Living Proof” of the Pan Mass Challenge mission to find a cure for cancer.