BOSTON (CBS) – The Pan-Mass Challenge announced Wednesday it will be holding a new off-road charitable cycling event called PMC Unpaved.
The event, which is described as a “first-of-its-kind” one-day gravel ride, will take place Saturday, Oct. 1. PMC Unpaved will include 31- and 50-mile options starting and ending at Camp Mah-Kee-Nac in Lenox.
Event organizers said PMC Unpaved will bring together 500 new and existing riders for a fun and challenging course that will raise money for cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“We are always looking for new ways to increase our impact in the fight against cancer, and as we saw an uptick in off-road cycling interest, we knew we had to put a PMC spin on it,” PMC founder and executive director Billy Starr said in a statement. “Taking our best-in-class PMC operation established over the last 43 years and translating it to a new event with gravel riders inspired by our mission has been an invigorating experience. We are excited to get off the road for our inaugural PMC Unpaved ride this fall. ”
Registration for PMC Unpaved opens to the public on Tuesday, May 3.