Pan-Mass Challenge to Bring Thousands of Riders to Cape Cod

Pan Mass Challenge - 2BOURNE – Over 6,000 bicyclists will ride across the state for a cause this weekend, ending on Cape Cod.

The Pan-Mass Challenge, which raises money for cancer research at the Dana Farber Institute, begins Saturday at several locations, including one starting point in Bourne.

Participants raise between $500 and $5,000 per person and take on one of several courses of varying difficulty levels.

One Cape Cod resident who lost her mother to cancer will ride the entirety of the longest route, at 192 miles.

“The year my mom was sick, I was signed up to be a volunteer but that couldn’t happen,” explained Katrina Boucher, who owns Cape Cod Dog in Eastham. “It’s hard to train when you’re a business owner in the summer on Cape Cod. But I thought ‘if I’m going to do this, I may as well do the whole thing,’” she said.

Last year’s event raised around $41 million. Since its founding 35 years ago, the Challenge has raised nearly half a billion dollars.

Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be participating this year.

Boucher said her days off are typically spent training, with sessions stretching 40 miles.

“That’s small potatoes−but thank God for the hills of Truro,” she said.

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