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2015

Our 10th Anniversary!

We knew heading into the 2015 PMC that it was going to be a big year. It was our 10th anniversary and we picked up three new teammates: Kate, Michelle, Jenn, and Uncle Don. That’s the biggest team in our history and we had to set our goals equally high!

Our goal of raising over $41,000 was no simple task, but somehow all of our fundraisers seemed to click into place and deliver beyond expectations. Four of our team members achieved Heavy Hitter status by raising over $7,200 individually and together we raised $52,496 as a team for the Jimmy Fund. That’s a record amount for Bikes Fight Cancer.

For our cycling challenge, five team members added the unofficial Friday “Day 0” ride that began from the New York state line to the Sturbridge start. Brielle’s Brigade did a great job organizing the event that included a police escort from Westfield to Palmer! Cars were pulling over for us and our peloton could cruise right through red lights and intersections. When we arrived in Palmer, we couldn’t believe the reception at the Palmer Public Library! With such short notice, it was amazing to see how many people turned out. We owe so much of our team’s success to all of our supporters and it was great to share a moment like that at the library.

It’s always a pleasure for the team vets to watch how the newbies handle their first PMC and ours did great! During the 192-mile ride, we often get separated along the PMC route, but this year we rode together as a full team more than we had ever done before. We all have our mental and physical ups and downs along the way, but laughing, joking, and racing with your friends makes the ride go by so fast… and the great weather this year didn’t hurt either!

As always, thank you to many people and organizations that have supported us throughout the year. An extra special thanks to all of family/friends that made the trek out to Provincetown this year to see us finish. $52,496 is truly an incredible accomplishment and we are very proud to be a part of it!

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Less than 8 weeks after our fantastic ride, our team was very sorry to hear about the passing of Marge Coleman. Please give your loved ones an extra hug for Katie’s mother. The mission continues.

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Thumbs up to April Eve Images for the great team photography.

 

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Raffle Winners

Brian Lachance
Beth Vettori
Gimmie the Softball Queen
David Diedrich
John Lizak, Jr.
Poppie McKee
Linda Wosko
Marilyn LeCours
Doug Aspinwall
Ruth Osterman
Jason Boulrice
Brian Gilman
Gator and Linda
Kay Bolton
Hunter Edwards
Jim Lataille
Cathy Pavalock
Chick Wlodyka
Ron & Jane Swiatlowski
John Omasta
Chip Clark
Archie Biron
Bruce Hartsock
Ray Harbaugh
Chris Brucel
Gerry Molleur
Lynne Jasak
Mike Conroy
Gene Olearczyk
Elena Blakesley
Lisa Bolton

Business Sponsors

Palmer Restaurant

Joe’s Garage

April Eve Images

AmVets Post 74

Architectural Insights

BARKS+WRECK

Beers & Story, Inc

Belchertown Pizza Shop

Big E’s Supermarket

Blanchard & Daly Electric

BLTees

The Button Box

Bruce Green, Attorney

Cabins on Nine

Clark’s Corvair Parts

Chudy Oil Company

Cold Spring Discount Liquors

Complete Auto Repair

Diamond Junction Bowling Lanes

Dick Muller Leather

Double-A-Plastics, Co

Dr. Thomas & Charlene Schultz, OD

Dr. William Vigneux, DMD

Dream Catchers Furniture

Eddies Wheels

First Step Therapy

Elegant Machine Quilting

Five Star Gardens

Gin Mill

Grapevine Grill

Hat Stuff

Holyoke Gas & Electric

J Stolar Insurance

Jeffery & Jeffery, Inc

Kitchen Table Tax Service

Knights of Columbus #376

Ludlow Printing

Maple Leaf Distribution

Manchester Company

True Value

Marcotte Ford

Miraculous Creations

Mocha Maya’s

Mt Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream

Nick’s Nest

Noonan Energy

Northampton Paint Center

October Company

On 3 Photography

Palmer Paving Corporation

Planet Fitness Belchertown

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Ray’s Towing & Repair

Robert Charles Photography

Rondeau’s Dairy Bar

Rotary Club of Easthampton

Sherman & Frydryk

St Joseph’s Polish Club

State Representative Todd Smola

Stephen Marhelewicz, CPA

Stephen Chiacchia, CPA

Taylor Real Estate

TLC Pet Haven

Upstatement

Vantage Sports and Rehab

Walt’s Paper & Painting

Webber & Grinnell Insurance

Webtype

Wilmark Studios