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The Jingle Ride – A Caroling Tradition of Silliness!

December 10, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


From Ciclismo Classico:

“Started in 1996, the Jingle Ride is a leisurely 18.5-mile ride and festive bike parade from Arlington to Boston and back. Now in its 27th year, the Jingle Ride is one of the longest-running Boston holiday sporting events and certainly one of the most colorful. For those who love a parade, love to sing, or who get a kick out of wearing antlers or a holiday costume, the Jingle Ride is a must for your holiday calendar.”

Do you enjoy riding around and being silly? Do you like Christmas? Are you looking for something to get you into the spirit of the season? Then this event is for you! Participants ride slowly around Arlington and Boston and stop to drink hot cider and carol. Everyone is invited to dress up. The event is FREE; however, a suggested donation does go to MASS Bike. Register HERE!

“The 18.5-mile ride (round-trip) follows the Minuteman Bikeway and then heads for Harvard Square, the Esplanade, Boston Common, and Newbury Street. The group makes occasional stops to sing carols for passersby, and enjoys bringing some unexpected holiday cheer to all who witness the group. The most-beloved stop is at Harvard Square, where the Harvard Square Business Association serves cookies and hot cocoa to the group – an especially welcome treat in chilly December! We also make an optional après-ride stop at the Menotomy Grill & Tavern just a mile from the ride’s end – come enjoy some free appetizers and more!

It’s a parade, not a race – so if you have a bicycle, we’d love your holiday spirit along for the ride!

IMPORTANT!  This is a ride on local bike paths AND major roads. We try to keep the route mainly on roads with bike lanes or other facilities, but all riders should be comfortable with and prepared for urban riding and all its unexpected excitement. We do follow all traffic laws and our fellow road users tend to be pretty jolly about our rolling parade of fun and merriment. And no matter how you decide to dress to celebrate the festive occasion, helmets are required for all Jingle Riders!”


December 10, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Ciclismo Classico
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594 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476 United States
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