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Urban Gives Back

We’re proud to partner with city and community organizations to offer unique and exciting rides this year. From touring local farms to providing bikes for special events, we’ve got a great lineup! Stay tuned as we finalize our (long) list of sponsored events. If you’re hosting an event and are looking for sponsors, just click the “Contact” tab above and send us an email!

If you’re interested in renting a bike for one of these events, fill out our charity ride inquiry form, or call us at (617) 670-0637 or contact the event organizer for instructions. Heading in from out of town for a ride, but want to ride your own trusty steed? Our service department will be happy to receive, assemble, and ship your bike for the ride.

Upcoming Charity Rides and Events

Boston Brain Tumor Ride - May 16, 2021

All proceeds raised allow National Brain Tumor Society to advance research and public policy, they aim to improve the availability of new and better treatments and fuel the discovery of a cure for brain tumors. Over the last 25 years the Boston Brain Tumor Ride has raised over $18 Million towards brain tumor research. This event offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones and connect with others in the brain tumor community.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals, with the option for delivery to the start line for just $25! (availability for delivery is limited) We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard - September 18, 2021

This ride is staying on the mainland in Concord, MA, this September but will return to Martha’s Vineyard in 2022!

Be transported back in time as you cycle through the colonial suburbs of our nation’s history along with a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS one pedal stroke at a time. Feel the extraordinary support and excitement throughout your journey as we come together to reach our goal—a world free of MS. MS only has “disease modifying” medicines and a cure has yet to be found. Funds will be used to research causes and cures for MS.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals, with the option for delivery to the start line for just $25! (availability for delivery is limited) We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Harbor to the Bay - September 18, 2021

Harbor to the Bay is a one day bike ride from Boston to Provincetown. 100% of rider-received pledges go to the beneficiaries of the ride.

The stated goals of this ride are to improve community awareness of HIV/AIDS care and services, to support those organizations that advance the quality and accessibility care, and to help prevent HIV infection and to positively impact people living with HIV/AIDS.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Ride to Defeat ALS - September 19, 2021

The Ride to Defeat ALS is the ALS Association’s annual charity ride starting at the Longfellow Health Club in Wayland, MA. They offer Ride with GPS routes for the various ride lengths (10, 25, 50, and 70-miles )Test your strength. Push your limits. FIGHT ALS. Grab your friends and join us for this opportunity to be a part of Team Challenge ALS as we challenge ALS at the highest level.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Rodman Ride for Kids - September 25, 2021

The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service organizations supporting at-risk youth in Massachusetts. This is a non-competitive 25, 50, or 100-mile cycling tour throughout Southeastern, MA, with 100% of proceeds impacting at-risk kids. The Rodman Ride for Kids is the #1 one-day athletic event supporting kids in the nation!

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Autumn Escape Bike Trek - September 25 & 26, 2021

The Autumn Escape Bike Trek is a fully-supported ride along beautiful Cape Cod, MA. This year’s event will offer one and two-day ride options with updated routes! Every mile you ride will support of the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, education, and advocacy, including our COVID-19 Action Initiative – a $25M commitment to help end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

This year, there is also an option to participate virtually with the Cycle Your Way program.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Bicycles Battling Cancer - September 26, 2021

Riders who participate in the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer Ride are asked to raise money in order to support the fight against cancer. They can ride 30, 50, 70, or 100 mile routes. The American Cancer Society is saving about 400 lives per day, and this number can be increased through funds raised by this event.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals. We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Best Buddies Ride - October 2, 2021

The Best Buddies Challenge supports Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Join for this one day ride at either 100, 50, or 20 miles!

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Cycle for Life - October 2, 2021 (Vitrual)

Get your wheels in motion and join Cycle for Life for their annual bicycle tour and riding where ever you like. Wear a CF Cycle for Life shirt, team jersey, or your Cystic Fibrosis Foundation branded apparel, while you cycle in your neighborhood!  Track your activity on the Fight CF mobile app so you and your team can ride together and with others across the country.  Share how you are participating by sharing your story and posting a selfie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Make sure to tag the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (@CF_Foundation) and use the hashtag #CFCycleforLife to keep the energy and momentum going strong! This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

RIDE to End Alzheimer’s - June 2022

The Ride to End Alzheimer will be virtual in 2021. Ride on any date in June that works best for you! Ride 100, 62, or 30 miles (indoors or outside!) to match what you would’ve done at our traditional in-person event. Alzheimer’s affects millions of Americans and their families every year, and the Noonan family partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to begin the Ride to raise funds to advance research for Alzheimer’s and provide care for those affected while decreasing the risk of dementia.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Tri-State Trek - June 2022

The Tri-State Trek is typically a 270 mile ride all the way to Greenwich, Connecticut. This year, we will be hosting the 2021 Tri-State Trek with three options to participate: in-person, virtual, or Trek Your Own Way! Whichever option you choose, you are part of our #TrekFamily and are contributing to our larger mission to end ALS. The Tri-State Trek raises money for research for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals for in-person or on your own options, with the option for delivery and pickup of the bike for just $25 each way! (availability for delivery and pickup is limited – contact us for information and coordination) We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Reid’s Ride - July 2022

Reid’s Ride is held each year on the third Sunday in July in Gloucester, MA. Traditionally, the 28-mile open-road route is supported by technical and emergency chase teams, water stations, and a rest stop. This year, the event is virtual and you can complete it independently as an individual or as teams on the day of the Ride, at a location of your choice, and for a distance of your choice.  You design your own Reid’s Ride this year!

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals on this day if you are planning to participate!

Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway - July 2022

More than 2,000 cyclists participate in the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway. Bike MS is 150 mile trip that begins in Quincy, rides through Cape Cod, and ends in Provincetown. Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable, typically chronic but progressive disease of the central nervous system. MS only has “disease modifying” medicines and a cure has yet to be found. Funds will be used to research causes and cures for MS.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals, with the option for delivery and pickup of the bike for just $25 each way! (availability for delivery and pickup is limited – contact us for information and coordination) We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Pan-Mass Challenge - August 6 & 7, 2022

The Pan-Mass Challenge brings together thousands of cyclists, volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors to raise money so that Dana-Farber’s doctors and researchers so that they have the necessary resources and tools to discover cures for all types of cancer.  They offer multiple routes and ride lengths to suit the needs and interests of almost any kind of rider, and put on one of the largest charity rides in the state.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals with the option for delivery  of the bike for just $25! (WELLESLEY START ONLY; availability for delivery is limited – contact us for information and coordination. You will be responsible for returning your bike to our ship in Boston; NO PICK-UP AT END OF RIDE). We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Boston Tri - August 2022

The Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon captures the essence of the city – historical, scenic, fun and exciting. As a participant in the triathlon, you’ll swim in the fresh waters of Dorchester Bay, bike through Boston city streets, and run along the scenic Southie shoreline. Following the race, join friends and family for free beer and fun at a post-race celebration.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals. We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Parkinson’s Ride - September 2022

The New England Parkinson’s Ride took shape in the summer of 2008, and linked up with Team Fox at The Michael J Fox Foundation. experienced cyclists. All routes begin and end at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and travel through the countryside and shoreline of beautiful southern Maine. Choose from a 10, 30, 50, or 100 mile route.

North Shore Tour de Cure - 2021 TBA

Join the American Diabetes Association at the Tour De Cure. They’re advertising this ride to be more unified, inclusive and powerful than ever before, with ride, run and walk options for the whole family. Enjoy scenic views of traditional New England landscapes and charming countryside through the North Shore of Massachusetts. Looking for an epic riding experience? Look no further than the 100M Gran Fondo – a true test of endurance with two timed segments (hill climb and time trial) for fantastic prizes.

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Tour de South Shore - 2021 TBA

The McCourt Foundation’s  Tour de South Shore Athletic Festival offers a 25 or 50 Mile Bike, a 5K Run and a 5K Walk.

Get involved by choosing your athletic event and support & honor loved ones at our fun, healthy, community event.  Participants can join an established team, start a new team or go solo – All in the spirit of giving back to many health-related, worthy causes!

Urban AdvenTours is proud to offer a 15% discount on bike rentals! We also offer box and build services and car racks if you want to ride your own bike!

Cycle MA: State Bike Tour - stay tuned for 2022

The Cycle MA State Bike Tour  is billed as “The Friendliest Ride in the East”. They explore different parts of the state every year, and sometimes even venture into neighboring states! Special this year, they’re adding a new rider reception, so you can get to know some of the friendly volunteers, a few old timers and others who are new to Cycle Massachusetts.

For this ride we offer 15% off rentals, and though we can’t offer delivery to this event, Bruce ([email protected]) is usually able to help with bike-delivery arrangements.

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