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Top 5 Things to Do this April in Boston

1. Watch/Run/Ride the Boston Marathon The Boston Marathon is one of the most famous foot races in the world. People from all over the globe qualify to compete in the race, which takes place on Patriots’ Day every year (this year it’s April 15), stretching from Hopkinton Green to Copley Square in Boston. There are…

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March 29, 2019

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

Bikes Around Town: 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival

Next Wednesday, March 20th, the 10th Annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival will take place at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. The traveling film fest, hosted locally by our friends over at Chiclismo Classico presents a wide range of bike travel videos. They feature everything from longer features to short, bite-sized films, covering diverse…

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March 15, 2019

Check This Out: A Century of Bicycling History in 16 Pictures

We all love bicycles, we love history (especially Boston history, and bicycle history…), so when we saw that “A Century of Bicycling History in 16 Pictures” was up over at National Geographic, we couldn’t resist sharing! The photos are super cool, and the captions are really interesting as well. For example, did you know that…

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March 8, 2019

Urban AdvenTours at Cycle Cities Symposium 2019

You may be aware that we’re a Cycle Cities partner. Cycle Cities brings together recreational bike tour rental companies from across the world to work together to deliver the best bike tours on earth. Last week, we attended this year’s Cycle Cities Symposium in Munich, Germany, where we got to rub elbows with some of…

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March 1, 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