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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,…

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Bikes on the T

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Bikes? On the Train? A ferry? Why not?! Get your “multi-modal” on and mix in a little public transportation to your bike ride to go farther, see different areas, or get home on a rainy day. At Urban AdvenTours, we’re big fans of the ways that the MBTA has enabled cyclists to use their services…

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Join Us at the Redbones Bike Party!

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We’ll be riding over this Monday, June 3 to hang out and table at the 23rd Annual Redbones Bike Party, and we’d love to see you there! The Redbones bike party is a celebration of all things cycling, benefiting MassBike and the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA). As per the organizers: “Yes, there will…

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Protect Your Bike From Theft!

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Unfortunately it’s that time of year again… wheels, seats, and bikes are starting to disappear. And while we’re always happy to get you back on two wheels — whether it’s literally new wheels, a new saddle, or bike — we would much rather help you prevent having your bike stuff stolen in the first place!…

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Get Your Bike Ready for Spring!

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Whether you’ve been riding all winter long, have spent time on the trainer, or are itching to get your bike out of the garage or basement, we’re here to help you get ready for spring! Chances are, your bike could probably use a tune-up (ESPECIALLY if you’ve been riding through all the salt on the…

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

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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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Commuter Carry: Essential Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

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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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#Fix Your Bike February

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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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Cold? Rain? Snow? No Problem!

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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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Super Bowl LIII: GO PATS!

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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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