TRAIN SOLD OUT
Five years ago, Boston cyclist, Greg Hum, thought it would be kind of awesome to take the train out of the city the night before the Boston Marathon and bike the entire route back. So did his friends, and word spread. Last year over 700 cyclists got together to do the annual ride. On Monday, April 8th, 700 tickets for the 5th annual Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride go on sale at South Station.
Since the Boston Marathon's start/finish lines and fancy mile markers will be set up, you'll feel just like you're running the marathon, except without all that silly cheering and running. This ride is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike!).
Due to increased train ridership from the Red Sox game, the only way to get your bike on an evening train is with a Midnight Marathon ticket. You can pick up a ticket at the South Station ticket window. It is not available from any other stations nor the automated system.
Every year hundreds of people push themselves and public transporation to the limits by taking the last train out of the city the night before the Boston Marathon, then biking the entire route back in.
It's approximately 30 miles from the train station back to Boston, taking anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on your athletiscism... and whether or not you used a road bike, hybrid, or mountain bike (hint: use a road bike!!!). This year a record-breaking 750 people participated in the annual tradition.