26th Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride!

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26th Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride!

Boston's favorite rolling holiday tradition!

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Kickstand Cafe 594 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02476

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About this event

  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

We are thrilled to invite your to the Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride!

Now in its 26th 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.

The ride starts and ends at the Kickstand Café, the popular café in Arlington Center next to the Minuteman Bikeway. Registration begins at 10:15. Delicious hot beverages and pastries are available for purchase from this bike-loving business.

The 22-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 warm-up 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! (If you are not up for 22 miles, you are welcome to ride partway and turn around at any time)

Riders are encouraged to give a $25 suggested donation for the ride; the beneficiary is Horizons for Homeless Children.

RSVP on this page or by calling Ciclismo Classico at 781-646-3377.

Want to be a part of our volunteer team? Click here for details and to sign up to help guide our sleigh.

Please note that 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!

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