The 23nd annual Ciclismo Classico Jingle Ride is ready to roll Sunday, Dec. 15, starting with registration at 10:15 a.m. The ride leaves promptly at 11.

Adorable kid plus Grinch on Jingle Ride.

Decorate your bike or yourself and join us for a favorite holiday tradition -- a festive bike parade from Arlington to Boston and back.

This 22-mile ride rolls through Harvard Square, the Charles River bike path along the Esplanade, Boston Common and Newbury Street. Participants stop and sing carols for passersby, or just parade along showing some creative holiday spirit.

We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association.The ride also makes 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.

Adult riders are encouraged to give a $25 suggested donation for the ride; the beneficiary is Horizons for Homeless Children. Ride spokesperson Karin Turer says, “I volunteered at a homeless shelter with Horizons for Homeless Children for six years, and I wanted to spread awareness of this fantastic nonprofit.”

RSVP is required. Please RSVP here >> 

Join the Jingle Ride:
: Sunday Dec. 15 (ride will be canceled if there is extreme weather)
Time: registration opens at 10:15; ride leaves promptly at 11 
Distance: 22-mile leisurely loop from Arlington to Boston and back
Starting point: Kickstand Café, 594 Mass. Ave., Arlington Center 
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).  All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.

Or – join the event on Facebook >>

Here's the photo album from the 2018 ride >>

This news announcement was published Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.