Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 11:00p -
Monday, Apr 15, 2019 3:00a
Southboro Commuter Rail Station
Sports & Active Life
In 2009, Boston University student Greg Hum proposed this simple yet inexplicably awesome idea for a group bike ride. And thus, the Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride was born. From a simple Facebook event for Greg and his friends, word spread, and about 50 people gathered at South Station to take the commuter rail out to the starting line. Many agreed to make it an annual tradition, and the following year 70 people showed up.
Starting with the 3rd ride, Greg teamed up with the Boston Society of Shenanigans, an underground cohort of urban adventurers and pranksters, to spread the idea and keep people on the same page. Today, well over 1,000 people take the train or get rides to the starting point to bike the route under the stars, from Southborough to Back Bay.
The Midnight Marathon is a group bike ride – not a race, and not even a marathon. In fact, at around 30 miles, it’s a few miles longer than a marathon! But don’t worry – it’s mostly downhill.
We start from the Southborough Station parking lot and follow the Boston Marathon route all the way back to town.
Check the website or Facebook page for updates on the 2019 ride: https://www.facebook.com/events/397180684375076