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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

Indoor Trainer Sale at Urban Cycles

Although most of us here at Urban AdvenTours and Urban Cycles do ride all year round — with some of us even opting for fat bikes in the winter — we recognize that cycling through the cold may not be for everyone, or every bike. Got a sweet ride you don’t want to ruin when…

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November 9, 2018

What Tire Size Should I Ride in the City?

Ah, riding in the city: some of the most fun, and most… excitement, you can have on a bike. Everyone here at the shop rides their bike in the city (at the very least: we all ride in to work!), and almost all of us commute by bike all year round. Because of this and…

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November 2, 2018

It’s the End of Season Used Bike Sale!

As the season comes to a close, our rental bikes continue through their lifecycle and go up for sale as used bikes! You can check out all of our used hybrid, road, mountain, and electric bikes online at or swing by our shop at 109 Atlantic Ave to take a look for yourself! Our…

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October 26, 2018

How to Make Your Old Bike Feel Brand New

Ah, New Bike Day: one of the best days of the year. Unfortunately, we’re not all made of money, and a lot of the time it makes sense to keep riding the same, steady steed as in seasons past. Whether because of the economy, sentimental attachment, or habit, it doesn’t always make sense to get…

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August 31, 2018

Your Next Super-Commuter: The Best Bikes for Biking Boston All Year Long

We’re serious about biking boston (obligatory: #ibikeboston). Almost all of us who work here at Urban Adventours or over at the bike shop, Urban Cycles, ride bikes all year long, for fun, to errands, and to work! In addition to being a full-service bike shop, offering neat perks like loaner bikes during tune-ups, pack-and-ship services,…

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July 20, 2018

Urban AdvenTours and BlueBike – What’s the Difference?

Every now and then we get questions about the differences between our hybrid rentals and the BLUEBike bikeshare system bikes. What is BLUEBike? Bluebike (formerly Hubway) is Boston’s bike share program that focuses on quick, station-to-station, transportation. The automated stations around town allow for quick trips across the city but are not intended for extended…

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June 22, 2018

2018 Sponsored Charity Rides and Events

This year as in years past, Urban AdvenTours is partnering with a number of charity rides and events throughout the summer. Each event is built for different levels of bike, and some have multiple options, but they all have a common goal in mind: to raise money and awareness for their cause. Below is a…

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June 14, 2018

Join Us at the Redbones Bike Party 2018!

We’ll be closing the shop at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 11 to ride over to the Redbones Bike Party 2018, and we’d love for you to come ride with us! We’ll be leaving our shop at 109 Atlantic Ave a little after closing and riding up to Redbones in David Square from the North…

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June 8, 2018

Time for Your Spring Tune-Up

  The clocks sprang forward, the sun’s setting later, and crocuses are on their way…what else is left to do? A spring tune-up for your bike, of course! You heard us—there’s no time like the present. (And no better pairing than bicycles and spring!) Shake the dust (and snow) off your preferred mode of transport,…

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