New England's Largest Bike Parade

Bike Parade on Sunday, May 17th, 2015

The Brookline Bike Parade will be held on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at Amory Park. Registration and bike safety checks begin at 11:30 AM and the ride starts at 1:00 PM.

Remember to register online and you can skip the line the day of the parade!

Parade Information

Bicycle Beacon Street like you've never done before - with no cars to get in your way. Ride the entire length of our historic avenue - both east and west - all car free! You'll do a 5-mile loop with Brookline Police leading the way, riding with us, and covering our backs. Like a parade!

Who?

Cyclists who can ride 5 miles on a hilly course at a speed of 8 miles per hour without stopping. Generally, that means 8 - 88+ years old and other strong bicyclists on reliable bikes. Even with those restrictions, this is a ride for cyclists at almost every level.

What about novice riders?

There will be a co-parade for younger riders and any cyclists who don't want the challenge of the long hill through Coolidge Corner. They'll also start and finish at Amory Park.

Why?

For fun. For free. We want to celebrate, encourage, and call attention to the environmental, physical, and social benefits of bicycling.

When?

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

  • 11:30am - 2:00pm - Registration and bike saftey tents by Landry's Bicycles, Urban AdvenTours and MyBike. Food to purchase, music, community displays, T-shirt giveaway, free bike bells!
  • 1:00pm - Ride starts promptly!
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Party in Amory Park with food to purchase from Culinary Cruiser.
  • 1:30pm - Free ice cream/popsicles and DJ music courtesy of Brookline Bank and Chobee Hoy Associates

Get Your Bike Ready Now

Get your bike tuned up ahead of time at one of the local bike shops in the area. This is a busy time of year for the bike shops so please try to get your bike tuned up early. Here is a list of sponsoring bike shops:

  • Landry's Bicycles, 890 Commonwealth Ave. (at St. Paul St.), Brookline. Landry's is the only "exclusively-bikes" store in Brookline.
  • East Coast Alpine, 860 Commonwealth Ave. (at Amory St.), Brookline - East Coast is a family-owned bike shop that has supported the parade from the day they opened their doors.
  • Urban AdvenTours, 103 Atlantic Ave, Boston. Make a reservation if you want to rent a bike for the parade.
  • MyBike, 391 West Broadway, Boston, MA. The "untraditional bike shop" joins us this year.
  • EMS, 1041 Commonwealth Ave. (near Babcock St.), Brighton. Longtime EMS technician Ric Starry often rides in the parade.
  • REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.), 401 Park Dr. (at Landmark Center), Boston. REI is an original sponsor of the Brookline Bike Parade.

We Need Volunteers!

We need help to make this parade happen.

  • Parade marshals to help the police to control motor vehicles as the parade passes by.
  • School liaisons to enlist riders at the various schools.
  • Publicity people to distribute cards and posters advertising the parade.
  • Photographers and videographers to document the event.

See our Volunteer page for more information.

Questions

If you have any questions about the parade, check our Parade Questions page.

Thank our Sponsors

This parade would not be possible without our sponsors. Please thank them for their support.