By the Numbers: Ferris Wheels Bike Shop
1982—the year it was founded
11 bike brands stocked, including Fuji, Surly, and Schwinn
12 separate component tune-ups included in their complete bike overhaul service
8 semi-regular organized rides, including mountain biking and paceline training
1 week flat fix guarantee
1 motorized model Ferris wheel in the front window
0– how many dollars it costs for air, estimates, and lubricating oil
Urban AdvenTours is a unique, eco-friendly company, offering bike tours, rentals, and sales out of Boston’s Historic North End.
We’ve come a long way since our founder, Andrew Prescott, started running bike tours out of his apartment in 2004. Since then, we’ve expanded by way of partnering with other local bike shops and spreading the word. Now, we have two storefronts of our very own: the tour and rental shop at 103 Atlantic Avenue, and the bike shop a few doors down at 109 Atlantic Avenue.
We still give the great historic tours that made us famous, leaving from 103 Atlantic Avenue every day at 10 AM & 2 PM and a 6 PM evening tour Thursday thru Sunday. We also offer quality bike rentals, both of our standard Kona Dew Boston hybrids and of more technical bikes. Over at the bike shop, you can find a wide selection of new and used bikes, as well as tons of apparel and gear. A friendly bike mechanic can also help you with any repairs or tune-ups your bike may need.
Our team is what makes us really stand out. We’re fun, friendly people who love to share our enthusiasm for bikes, Boston, and biking in Boston, whether it’s by giving a tour or helping choose a new bike in the shop. We can also point you towards hidden gems all over Boston and the surrounding area. Think of us as your own personal Bike Concierge!
Bay Back Bicycles caters to every type of rider, where they're simply looking for a quick way to get to the grocery store or are competing in a triathlon. The shop offers everything riders need to take to the streets, from cycling apparel and helmets to the bikes themselves—including options with an electronic drivetrain to make shifting easy in any terrain, whether pavement or quicksand. If you already own a bike but it's in need of repairs, a team of technicians can fix brakes or refit new wheels to keep you rolling in optimum condition. Then, once you're back on two wheels, you can join one of the shop's group rides to zoom around town with like-minded neighbors.
Browse uniforms, gear, equipment, and more at Boston's Community Bike, and look and feel like a winner next time your team hits the field.
They carry a great selection of mountain bikes so you can take on those back country trails with ease.
Park your car in one of their many available spaces.
When you're working on your fitness, you'll definitely want accessories and apparel from Community Bike.
Step off the stage and onto a bicycle at Broadway Bicycle School. Here you can learn what bicycle would be right for you, purchase bikes and parts, learn how to repair a bicycle and discovering how to build wheels. The folks at Broadway Bicycle School have displayed their passion for cycling since 1972, showing it in their work at the shop every day, and they also participate in various events in the cycling universe. Shoppers can browse in-store or online for several different bicycle models, apparel, accessories and more. Classes are available at all levels, and details can be found on the shop’s website. Folks can also bring their bicycles into the shop for repairs or choose the Stand Rental option to be the mechanic. Ride away today at Broadway Bicycle School.
Cambridge Bicycle in Massachusetts is the premier stop for avid and casual cyclists. They carry a variety of bicycles including those for BMX biking, comfort models, children’s bikes, mountain bikes, hybrid designs and more. Bike parts are also available as well as repairs from experienced mechanics. For locals planning a nice day out or tourists looking for an inexpensive way to see the city and get some exercise, Cambridge Bicycle is just the place to rent a bike at a price that won't break the bank. Cambridge Bicycle is open every day of the week, with shorter hours on Sunday. To find out the latest news on Cambridge Bicycle or cycling in general, interested guests should visit the shop website’s blog. Cycle around town with Cambridge Bicycle.