BOSTON (CBS) – A hot day at Fenway Park didn’t keep the Pan-Mass Challenge cyclists from still putting on a successful event.
The Pan-Mass Challenge Winter Cycle, a stationary cycling challenge, featured five 45-minute rides that could be completed on-site or at home as a virtual rider. The event usually takes place indoors in January but was delayed this year due to the pandemic.READ MORE: 2 Massachusetts Men Killed In Fiery Las Vegas Crash
All of the money raised goes towards cancer research, treatment and care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“This day was scheduled for a day that was -5 degrees, and we were going to be outdoors because of the pandemic and socially distancing. So here we are, basically, with a 90 to 100 degree temperature swing, but to show that nothing deters the PMC community from raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, sweat and get wet,” said Billy Starr, Pan Mass Challenge Founder.
A little heat can’t slow down #PMCWinterCycle riders! @cyclebar Wellesley instructors Tori Danby & Nancy Ruggeri led the fourth session of the day. Amela Hadziahmetovic, #PMCWinterCycle rider participating in memory of her dad and brother, introduced the session pic.twitter.com/JImyUs3qluREAD MORE: Annissa Essaibi George: Any Suggestions Of Ties To Donald Trump Are 'Gross Statement'
— Pan-Mass Challenge (@PanMass) June 6, 2021
Every dollar donated before July 1, up to $2 million will be doubled with a matching grant from a generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous.MORE NEWS: Westboro Wrong-Way Crash Leaves Multiple People With Serious Injuries
To donate or register for this year’s summer ride, go to pmc.org.