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E-Bikes: Pedaling (with Assist!) into the Future

We had our lovely Specialized rep, Nat, in the shop the other week to talk e-bikes: what’s the deal, what’s the market, and what’s the future. And it turns out (to nobody’s surprise): the future is e-bikes! As you know, we already rent mid-drive electric assist bikes like the Specialized Turbo Como below, and you…

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March 22, 2019

Commuter Carry: Essential Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

As you know, we, along with Urban Cycles, are Boston’s Downtown Bike Shop, and we love riding our bikes around the city on tours, to work, to bars and restaurants… we like to ride pretty much anywhere and everywhere! We figured that since we’ve already talked about some of the things that make a great…

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February 22, 2019

#Fix Your Bike February

February is indisputably the best time of year to fix your bike. If you’re a hardcore, year-round commuter, chances are it’s about time to think about brake pads and check your chain for wear. If you’re a sun-loving, climb-crushing, seasonal rider, it’s the best time to service your bike before the spring tune-up rush: not…

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February 15, 2019

Cold? Rain? Snow? No Problem!

Just because the weather outside is frightful doesn’t mean riding a bike isn’t still delightful! All you need is the right equipment, a positive attitude, grit… and a flat kit probably wouldn’t hurt, either! All winter long the shop is still open serving Boston’s growing bike commuter community, and we still happily run tours for…

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February 8, 2019

Super Bowl LIII: GO PATS!

The New England Patriots are asking folks across the state to show off banners, lights, jerseys, hats, you name it, to show their spirit this Friday all through the weekend as the Patriots try to bring home another Super Bowl win! And who are we to protest? Although our staff and tour guides come from…

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February 1, 2019

Backpack vs. Messenger Bag vs. Panniers vs. …?

Ah, the old debate: what’s the best way to carry stuff by bike? A backpack? Panniers? Messenger bag? While there are pros and cons to each approach, and plenty of options over at the bike shop (and even more in the physical shop), we thought it would be useful to some of our commuters to…

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January 22, 2019

Our Favorite Guides to Winter Cycling Apparel

We’ve already shared some of our favorite winter cycling tips, and you may have noticed that #1 on that list is about dressing for the weather: it’s really that important. And so, to help aid you in your search for winter cycling comfort and bliss, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite winter cycling apparel…

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January 11, 2019

A Bike Under Every Tree

Looking for a great gift for your little ones this winter? Maybe one that will start them on the path of a fun, healthy, and “absolutely rad” path to two wheeled freedom? Over at Urban Cycles, we’ve got a full range of new and used kids bikes to make Christmas morning extra special: because nothing…

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December 17, 2018

Biking at Night: Choosing a Bike Light

It’s been getting darker earlier every day, and we’ve still got a few weeks to go until the winter solstice — and even after that, a few more months until our commutes home will be in the sun! Lights for your bike are not only critical for safety: they’re required by law in Massachusetts and…

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December 14, 2018

Boston Winter Cycling Tips

We got our first snow last night in Boston, and as we enjoyed some good food and company over at the Beantown Pub while watching the snow fall down on the city, we also got to thinking about what promised to be (and were!) our cold, wet commutes in the morning! So, after we pulled…

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November 16, 2018