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Give a Ring (of Your Bell)!

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…

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October 18, 2019

Salmon Stink! Go with the Flow!

“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…

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October 4, 2019

Lights at Night: A Bright Idea!

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…

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September 27, 2019

Helmet Hair? Don’t Care!

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…

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September 13, 2019

Bike Back to School!

You’ve got pencils, notebooks, and backpacks ready… why not a bike?! We’ve got a wide range of great bikes for both kids, teens, and college students, as well as enough safety gear and accessories to make any parent feel great (okay: at least better) about their child riding around Boston. For example, did you know…

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August 30, 2019

Looking Ahead: September Charity Rides

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…

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August 16, 2019

E-Bikes: Similar Health Benefits to Cycling!

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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August 9, 2019

Summer Charity Rides: Join the Fun!

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…

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July 26, 2019

Check Out the “Orange Carnival” Aruba Bike Party!

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…

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July 8, 2019

Top 5 Things to Do in Boston This July

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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June 28, 2019

Bikes on the T

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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June 21, 2019