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Biking Boston with Kids

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As Boston continues to become a more bike-friendly city for all cyclists, it’s gets better and better for families, too! Riding a bike is efficient, economical, healthy, and an environmentally friendly way to have some fun with the kids around town. We particularly recommend the Charles River Esplanade as a great place to ride with…

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Top 5 Things to Do in Boston in July

General NewsThings to do In Boston

1. See Fireworks and Music During the 4th of July! The 4th of July is a great day to celebrate your American pride. Boston offers a bunch of free events that allow all Americans to celebrate their independence! You can spend your day riding around the Charles River just enjoying the smell of freedom on…

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Protect Your Bike From Theft!

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Unfortunately it’s that time of year again, and we’ve been seeing lots of people come in with stories of stolen bikes, seatposts and seats, and stolen wheels. While we’re always happy to get our customers back on the road with suitable replacement parts or bikes (our used hybrid bikes are often a good option…

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Urban AdvenTours and BlueBike – What’s the Difference?

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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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Connect Historic Boston Ride June 22

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At 5:30 on June 22, 2018, the City of Boston will be hosting a ride through the Connect Historic Boston project area and beyond! They’ll be leaving from South Station and ride approximately an hour, with a few stops to discuss the project, ending near a Red Line T stop. What is Connect Historic Boston?…

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2018 Sponsored Charity Rides and Events

Bike ShopGeneral News

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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Join Us at the Redbones Bike Party 2018!

Bike ShopGeneral News

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…

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Introducing the Tour de Boston – Sunset Cycle Edition!

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The UA crew has known for years that evening rides are the most relaxing and the most fun, so this year we’ve decided to share the experience. Our Tour de Boston – Sunset Cycle Edition tour shows you the city as the sun goes down and the lights come up, focusing on Boston’s beautiful Charles…

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Best Way to Spend Memorial Day? On a Bike!

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Having an extra-long weekend is a great time for backyard BBQs, a little rest and relaxation, and of course… a bike ride or tour! We’ve got Tour de Boston – Sunset Cycle Edition running at 6pm on both Friday and Saturday! Should be a great time to enjoy the sunset over the Charles River on…

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Bay State Bike Week!

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Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week (BSBW). From Cape Cod to the Berkshires and everywhere around and in between (#ibikeboston), Commonwealth participants organize bike-centric events to encourage new riders and raise awareness about bicycle transportation.

Naturally, we’re excited!

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