On Tuesday, Harpoon Brewery hosted the PMC’s first Rider Recruitment Party where 30 PMC veterans, first-time cyclists, and potential volunteers gathered to learn more about the annual August ride, its culture, and mission.
Guests mingled and sampled this season’s brews while enjoying slices of pizza and cookies from Upper Crust. PMC veterans, such as Team Zipcar, shared their past experiences to first-time riders as well as offering creative fundraising tips to help them meet and raise more than the fundraising minimum. Since 2007, Team Zipcar has been participating in the PMC.
Also in attendance were Billy Starr, PMC Founder and Executive Director, and Mark Norman, Zipcar’s President and COO.
After the initial rush for beverages, Starr spoke about how and why he founded the PMC as well as what it means to be part of the event. Following Starr, Norman passionately shared his connection to cancer and how Team Zipcar has raised more $765,000 over the past five years to support the PMC mission, a cause that is near and dear to the hearts of many Zipcar employees, friends, and family.
After Starr and Norman’s inspiring anecdotes, Starr picked the two lucky winners of the party’s raffle prizes. Kevin Karner, 21, of Lowell, and Megan McAvoy, 29, of Medfield, each took home a PMC goodie bag filled with gift certificates to Farina’s Bike Shop and official PMC gear including mugs, t-shirts, hats, and stickers.
The PMC Rider Recruitment Party was a great success where Starr and PMC veterans were able to answer any questions potential first-time riders and volunteers may have about the PMC. The event was also a perfect way to welcome back and thank the PMC veterans for their continued support.
Still have questions about the PMC? For more information or to register for the 33rd annual PMC on August 4 and 5, visit www.pmc.org.