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Pedaling For A Cure: Shelton Cyclist Takes Part In Cancer Challenge

Cyclist Maureen Kmetz of Shelton will take on the Pan-Mass Challenge this summer.
Cyclist Maureen Kmetz of Shelton will take on the Pan-Mass Challenge this summer. Photo Credit: Contributed
Cyclist Maureen Kmetz of Shelton will take on the Pan-Mass Challenge this summer.
Cyclist Maureen Kmetz of Shelton will take on the Pan-Mass Challenge this summer. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. — One tough Shelton cyclist will take on the 38th Pan-Mass Challenge this summer, hoping to raise millions for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Institute.

On Aug. 5 and 6, Maureen Kmetz of Shelton will join about 6,200 riders riding up to 192 miles in the Massachusetts-based challenge.

This year’s riders are from more than 40 states and eight countries and their ages range from 15 to 84. Cyclists choose from 12 routes of varying mileage running through 46 towns.

The average participant trains for three months before the event and raises more than $7,000. No other single athletic event raises or contributes more money to charity than the challenge, organizers said.

Want to contribute or become a virtual rider? Visit www.pmc.org or call (800) WE-CYCLE.

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