Brookline Bike Parade Update

Dear Friend of Cycling in Brookline:

For the past ten years, Brookline has hosted one of the largest bicycle parades in the country. And for the past ten years, the event would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of former Devotion Principal John Dempsey. John has now decided that he needs to focus on his other areas of passion and has “retired” from organizing the parade. The Brookline Bicycle Advisory Committee wants to thank John for his incredible service to cyclists in Brookline, both as a member of the BAC and as the driving force behind the bike parade. John, it just wouldn’t have been possible without you.

Given John’s decision to move on, we regretfully have decided that there will not be a bike parade this May (2018). The Bicycle Advisory Committee is considering how we can organize an event to celebrate cycling in Brookline – whether that will be a community celebration, an organized bike ride, or something completely different. We encourage you to share your ideas with us.

For now, would you please join us in thanking John for his incredible work on the parade and for cycling improvements in Brookline. We invite you to share your memories of the parade, share a word of thanks to John, and let us know what the parade has meant to you and your family. You can share your thoughts via the "contact us" section of our web site,

The Brookline Bicycle Advisory Committee