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Bikes and Beers BOSTON!

We’re thrilled to team up with Bikes & Beers Boston for their 2019 ride to Harpoon Brewery. We’ll be there riding and providing mechanical support, and we hope you’ll be there, too! Info: Saturday, June 29, multiple start times Start location:  306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210 15- and 30-mile options After party-only admission option,…

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June 7, 2019

Join Us at the Redbones Bike Party!

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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May 29, 2019

Get on a Bike this Memorial Day Weekend!

The weather’s (finally) starting to warm up, and we’re (almost) through the rain, and since everybody’s got a nice long weekend ahead, we think there’s no better time to get outside and ride a bike! Whether you’re training for an upcoming charity ride, visiting town and looking for a bike tour, using your bike for…

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May 24, 2019

Protect Your Bike From Theft!

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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May 15, 2019

Want to Ride for a Cause? Check Out These Great Charity Rides!

Charity rides are a great way to get some fun, supported riding in while also raising money for causes you care about. Here at Urban AdvenTours, we partner with a number of local charity rides spanning the entire summer season and support them and their ridership (i.e., YOU!) with discounted rentals and/or other services for…

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April 25, 2019

Get Your Bike Ready for Spring!

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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April 19, 2019

Patriot’s Day: Bike the Boston Marathon!

The Boston Marathon is by and large the most iconic sporting event in Boston, with the Head of the Charles coming in at a possible close second. It’s the longest running Marathon in the world, and the second longest running footrace in the US, narrowly beaten out by the Buffalo Turkey Trot by just five…

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April 12, 2019

Just Across the Way: The East Coast Greenway

If you’ve been by the shop in the past year or so (and who are we kidding, of course you have!), you’ve probably noticed the super awesome bike path ringing the North End, starting — essentially — right across from our shop! The path is a part of the greater Connect Historic Boston push, but…

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April 5, 2019

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