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Bike Shops are Essential !!! (Service, Sales, Rentals still available)

  Greetings,   We are pleased that bike shops have been deemed as essential business during Governor Baker’s emergency order.   You can (and should!) still get outside responsibly and get some Vitamin-D. Fresh air is a natural disinfectant, so practice social distancing by being on…

Give a Ring (of Your Bell)!

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As we’re sure you know, it’s polite to ring your bell when you’re about to pass a person, car, or other cyclist. Although we do love a good, “on your left!” (despite it’s alleged disappearance), we like bells for a few reasons: They’re a loud, distinct sound, which can cut through the city noise (and…

Salmon Stink! Go with the Flow!

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“Salmoning” — or going the wrong way down a one-way street — is never what you want to do! We always recommend following the rules of the road, and beyond that, we’ve compiled some tips so that you can be the best “courteous cyclist” you can be: Remember, safety first: wear a helmet, use lights…

Lights at Night: A Bright Idea!

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As the summer finds its close and the commute home gets darker and darker, what’s the best thing you can invest in to keep safe on your rides? LIGHTS! Of course! Lights for your bike are not only important for safety. They’re required by law in Massachusetts and many other cities and states in the…

Helmet Hair? Don’t Care!

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Helmets, helmets, helmets! While they don’t protect you from everything, it’s always a smart idea to plop a foam hat on your head when you’re pedaling out the door. And there’s really no excuse: studies have shown that even less expensive helmets can still save your life. And that’s what we tell our customers: at…

Looking Ahead: September Charity Rides

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We’re big fans (and supporters) of charity rides: what could be better than raising money for causes close to your heart, while also riding a bike? While there are tons of great opportunities throughout the year to ride in support of a wide variety of causes, September takes the cake for the best mix of…

E-Bikes: Similar Health Benefits to Cycling!

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We came across this pretty interesting study the other day that had an interesting conclusion: e-bikers get similar health benefits to cyclists! “…this data suggests that e-bike use leads to substantial increases in physical activity in e-bikers switching from private motorized vehicle and public transport” Furthermore, the study, which surveyed 10,000 participants from seven European cities,…

Summer Charity Rides: Join the Fun!

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Urban AdvenTours is once again partnering with a number of charity rides and events throughout the summer. Each event features a different kind of ride, some featuring multiple options, but they all have a common goal in mind: to raise money and awareness for their cause. We’ve got a list of the events we’re partnering…

Check Out the “Orange Carnival” Aruba Bike Party!

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Celebrate with riders from Boston, Aruba and the Netherlands at the first annual Citizen Diplomacy Aruba Bike Party on Saturday, July 20! The theme of this free ride is “The Orange Carnival,” so wear your brightest orange outfit in solidarity with the Orange City; “Oranjestad – Aruba”! The Capital City of Aruba is seeking a…