Pan-Mass Challenge, again

I’m participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge again this year. The event is the first weekend in August. I’m deep into training, in fact will be riding 125 miles on Wednesday, from my front step to Provincetown. And then the fast boat home. Long time in the saddle but come August, have got to two of these rides on Saturday and Sunday.

In case you’re not on my distribution list, here’s the email I sent out. Would love to have your support:

Dear Friends,

I’m participating in the Pan Mass Challenge for the third time this summer. For those of you who supported me in this ride in the past, thank you again. Last year’s event raised $33 million (!!) for the Jimmy Fund, which in turn supports cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. This year’s goal is $34 million and I’m sure we’ll make it. 

For those of you who weren’t included in my appeal last year, the Pan Mass Challenge is a 2-day, 192-mile bike ride (not a race!) from Sturbridge to Provincetown, MA, that takes place the first weekend in August. This is no cake walk. I’ve been training since April and will complete at least two century (100+ miles) rides in advance of this year’s challenge. Billy Starr, executive director of the event, completed the first Pan Mass Challenge in 1980 to honor his mother who had died from melanoma at the age of 49. The challenge has grown every year since, and has contributed over $200 million to cancer research.

For those who donated last year, I hope you can do so again. And for those of you I’m reaching out to for the first time, please help me further the fight against cancer.

To donate online, go to this address:

My donor ID is EH0050.

Thank you for your generosity. (100 percent of your donation is tax deductible.)

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to Jimmy Fund or PMC and mail it to me at the address below. If you’ve got other questions, please feel free to call or email me:
erik [at] erikhansen [dot] com

You can get more information about the Pan Mass Challenge at this web address:

My photos from last year’s ride can be found here:

Thank you again for your support.


Erik Hansen

2 responses to “Pan-Mass Challenge, again

  1. Did it Erik! Happy Riding! It’s a great cause.

  2. judith, thank you so much for the donation to the cause. very kind of you.