Sturbridge Host to Bourne MMA

Cycling Route

108.95 mi
4,797 ft
This is the original first-day route (modified in 1981) in the Pan-Mass Challenge and is the longest and most difficult leg of the event. The original 1980 route was 220 miles starting in Springfield. In 1981, the PMC moved permanently to Sturbridge. The first 50 miles are hilly; riders face long climbs as well as very fast descents. The last 60 miles are a combination of rolling hills and flats that if not for the first 50 miles, could be considered fairly easy. This route merges with the Wellesley Babson College to Bourne MMA route before the lunch stop at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. This ride begins at 5:30 a.m. and depending on pace and rest times, can last from 4 hours to 14 hours. Most riders arrive at MMA between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Created By
Pan-Mass Challenge

Route and Elevation


NameDistanceElev. Diff.Avg. Grade
Masonic Home Road0.85 mi197 ft4.4%
Masonic Home to Charlton Center0.99 mi128 ft2.1%
charlton st to dudley rd1.17 mi-79 ft-1.2%
Sutton Ave1.53 mi223 ft2.7%
Central Tpke (JJ Rd to Manchaug)1.19 mi-144 ft-2.1%
Manchaug Rd SB (Old Mill to Torrey split)1.57 mi85 ft0.4%
YMCA Camp 0.53 mi69 ft2.5%
Fletcher St1.75 mi-52 ft-0.2%
Hartford ave West1.34 mi210 ft2.9%
Hartford pitch0.35 mi135 ft7.2%
George to Providence1.04 mi-72 ft-1.3%
Bellingham - Hartford-Bates1.27 mi46 ft0.4%
Bates/North PMC2.25 mi108 ft0.7%
Cross St EB0.85 mi-121 ft-2.7%
Prospect Street Climb1.16 mi98 ft1.6%
Escape the Neighborhood1.19 mi69 ft0.8%
Climb the Vine.0.27 mi62 ft4.3%
Vine Descent0.79 mi-95 ft-2.0%
Cherry and hancock2.01 mi95 ft0.9%
End of Hancock Street Climb0.72 mi98 ft2.5%
Start of Hancock Street Climb0.32 mi69 ft4.1%
Hometown PMC2.51 mi-138 ft-0.8%
Hawkins to Farms Mile Trial1.02 mi-36 ft-0.4%
Townline to 1202.41 mi-82 ft-0.5%
Hoppin Hill0.90 mi52 ft0.2%
118 Express3.23 mi-62 ft-0.3%
Francis to New Climb0.27 mi56 ft4.0%
Regional, New - Oak0.73 mi-43 ft-0.7%
Oak St Climb0.39 mi262 ft12.7%
Where are the donuts?1.80 mi-75 ft-0.6%
Horton, Smith - Williams1.13 mi-66 ft-0.8%
Williams, Horton - Center0.21 mi20 ft1.5%
Caged0.13 mi-10 ft-0.2%
Berkley St to Point St0.86 mi23 ft0.5%
Bryant st to 792.87 mi-112 ft-0.2%
big bryant hill0.20 mi72 ft6.8%
Lower Howland2.04 mi-56 ft-0.4%
North Ave3.18 mi-62 ft-0.0%
North Ave Old Colony2.10 mi62 ft0.2%
Tri Town Sprint to the finish0.61 mi-13 ft-0.2%
Paul's Wind Tunnel0.17 mi-16 ft-1.5%
Neck Hill Sprint0.46 mi43 ft1.6%
Neck Rd to Walnut Plain 1.19 mi-23 ft-0.3%
High eastbound: walnut - county2.32 mi39 ft0.1%
Papermill Rd - Pierceville to Main0.93 mi-30 ft-0.4%
Maud Palmer Drive Climb0.33 mi328 ft18.6%
Drag Race into Onset1.20 mi26 ft0.3%
Beautiful Onset0.92 mi43 ft0.6%
Confession Time0.27 mi33 ft1.4%
Onset Ave to Academy Drive0.61 mi-33 ft-1.0%