September 17, 2019

At Back Bay Roasters, we take great pride in combining top-of-the-line, craft cold brew products with a deep seated sense of community. That’s why we jumped (or, more appropriately, pedaled) at the opportunity to be the Official Coffee of this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge. We had such a great time that we've signed on for the next two years! 

The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is a yearly bike-a-thon in which cyclists traverse across the state of Massachusetts to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since 1980, the organization has raised more than $600 million and over $55 million in the last year to fund groundbreaking cancer research.

The PMC is a fully supported bike-a-thon — with food and water stops, mechanical and medical assistance, luggage, transportation and lodging — that runs through 46 towns across Massachusetts. More than 6,200 cyclists from ages 15 to 84 rode in 2018, choosing from 12 routes designed to cater to all levels of cycling and fundraising ability.

This particular event holds a special place in our hearts as many members of the Back Bay Roasters family have been touched by cancer. From personal experiences as a patient of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to receiving expert care from other hospitals around the country - this research is invaluable to the survival rates of patients that are diagnosed. 

Our participation involved supporting riders throughout the course of the weekend by providing our product at checkpoints inSturbridge, Babson College, Mass Maritime Academy, Patriot Place, Brewster, and Middleboro. Furthermore, a number of our staff members rode in the event, and did volunteer work along the route.

Additionally, we presented a discount code to the entire PMC community offering 25% off all Back Bay Roasters products. We’d like to extend this same discount to all of our subscribers.Use code PMC2019 to receive 25% off your first order of coffee from Back Bay Roasters. To pay us back,please consider finding a way to get involved with this great organization. It’s the least we can do.

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