The Burlington PMC Kids Ride is taking place Sunday, September 24 from 8am to 12pm in The District at District Ave, in Burlington. The goal is to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund.
The Steiner family of Burlington has made the Burlington PMC Kids Ride an annual tradition. Event Organizer Christine Steiner, her husband Jason and their four children became active with the PMC organization when their youngest daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 2 years old.
“She’s the reason that we got involved in the PMC,” said Steiner.
The event has been well attended for years and not just because of its great cause. The ride is filled with the family activities and atmosphere of bouncy houses, face painting, bike decorating, music and treats.
For the adults there will be a raffle table and a silent auction for some big ticket items like Red Sox tickets and Red Sox memorabilia. An Eddie V’s gift card with a basket and New Balance clothes and swag will be up for auction along with Bruins tickets, a Bruins jacket and an authentic Bruins jersey signed by every player of the B’s historic NHL season last year.
Bagels and granola bars will be provided for the riders to fuel up for the ride. Pizza will served following the ride.
The event has a host of sponsors you can see on the Burlington PMC Kids Ride Facebook page, and organizers are always on the lookout for volunteers as well. And of course they are looking for more riders.
“Numbers in kids riding are down and we are hoping in the next week we’ll get a big jump in kids,” Steiner continued. “Last year we had 202 and as of right now we were at 101”.
Steiner has dropped flyers off to all the Burlington elementary schools so keep an eye for how your kids can ride their bikes for a good cause.
The Burlington PMC Kids Ride has always been an effort of all six members of the Steiner family, but this might be the last one they participate in all together.
“It’s actually sad because it’s the last year all of us will be there because next year my son will be away at college,” Stenier remarked.
Visit the Burlington PMC Kids Ride website for all the details on how to ride, volunteer and contribute.
“We hope to see a lot of kids there and raise a lot of money for Dana Farber,” Steiner said.