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Urban AdvenTours at Cycle Cities Symposium 2019

You may be aware that we’re a Cycle Cities partner. Cycle Cities brings together recreational bike tour rental companies from across the world to work together to deliver the best bike tours on earth. Last week, we attended this year’s Cycle Cities Symposium in Munich, Germany, where we got to rub elbows with some of…

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March 1, 2019

Commuter Carry: Essential Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

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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February 22, 2019

#Fix Your Bike February

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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February 15, 2019

Cold? Rain? Snow? No Problem!

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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February 8, 2019

Super Bowl LIII: GO PATS!

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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February 1, 2019

Backpack vs. Messenger Bag vs. Panniers vs. …?

Ah, the old debate: what’s the best way to carry stuff by bike? A backpack? Panniers? Messenger bag? While there are pros and cons to each approach, and plenty of options over at the bike shop (and even more in the physical shop), we thought it would be useful to some of our commuters to…

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January 22, 2019

Closed MLK Weekend

We’ll be closed Saturday, January 19 through Monday, January 21. If you need service, please try us prior to the Wednesday before so we can do our best to get you your bike back before the long weekend — we’ll see you out on the trails!

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January 17, 2019

Our Favorite Guides to Winter Cycling Apparel

We’ve already shared some of our favorite winter cycling tips, and you may have noticed that #1 on that list is about dressing for the weather: it’s really that important. And so, to help aid you in your search for winter cycling comfort and bliss, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite winter cycling apparel…

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January 11, 2019

2019 Early Bird Special!

Take Advantage of our “Early Bird” Special and Explore the Best of Boston by Bike! From January 1st to February 14th, use code EarlyBird to take 20% off any tour or rental for 2019 at checkout. We offer daily tours, two-hour, 24-hour, or long-term bicycle rentals, including city hybrids, mountain bikes, road bikes, tandems…

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January 4, 2019

Getting Your Charity Ride Calendar Set for Next Season?

Lock in 2018 Rental Pricing Today! Hop on 2018 rental pricing for this summer’s charity rides before the prices go up on January 30! This is a great opportunity to upgrade your ride to an Ultegra Performance bike or to take an electronic-shifting Di2 bike out for a spin this year, as the prices are…

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January 2, 2019

Urban AdvenTours/Urban Cycles Holiday Hours

**Please note that we will be closed for the winter holidays from Dec 22 through January 1**

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December 21, 2018

A Bike Under Every Tree

Looking for a great gift for your little ones this winter? Maybe one that will start them on the path of a fun, healthy, and “absolutely rad” path to two wheeled freedom? Over at Urban Cycles, we’ve got a full range of new and used kids bikes to make Christmas morning extra special: because nothing…

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December 17, 2018