New England's Largest Bike Parade
Bike Parade on Sunday, May 20th, 2012
The 2012 Brookline Bike Parade will be held on Sunday, May 20th at Amory Park. Check in begins at 11:30 AM and the ride starts at 12:30 PM
Remember to register online and you can skip the line the day of the parade!
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!
Cyclists who can ride 5 miles on a hilly course at a speed of 8 miles per hour without stopping. Generally, that means 10 years old or older and using a reliable bicycle. Even with those restrictions, this is a ride for cyclists at almost every level.
What about younger 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 Playground.
For fun. For free. We want to celebrate, encourage, and call attention to the environmental, physical, and social benefits of bicycling.
Sunday afternoon, May 20th, 2012.
11:30am - 12:15pm - Registration
12:30pm - Ride starts promptly!
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Post-ride refreshments and Amory Park Re-Opening Celebration.
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.
EMS, 1041 Commonwealth Ave. (near Babcock St.), Brighton. Longtime EMS technician Ric Starry rides in the parade.
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.
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. We need:
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.
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.
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