51 Shepard St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
A non-profit bicycle repair shop in the heart of Harvard Square, Quad Bikes not only provides expert Ivy League-quality repairs at reasonable prices, the staff will teach you how to ride a bike too. If you are ordering a bike that requires assembly, consider having it delivered to Quad. With the appropriate arrangements in place, Quad will assemble your bike for you and offer a convenient time to pick it up. Before visiting the shop, note that the store opens in the afternoon and does not offer morning hours.
Bikes Not Bombs
18 Bartlett Square
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Bikes Not Bombs is a great local organization that also works towards a higher mission – to provide bicycles to underserved populations around the globe. If you are interested in contributing to charity while having your bike repaired, be sure to visit. If learning more about your bike is one of your goals, Bikes Not Bombs can help. The shop also offers classes in bicycle repair to give you the confidence to take care of your own bike.
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Back Bay Bicycles
362 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Located in Back Bay, Back Bay Bicycles will get your bike road ready in no time. As with many stores in Back Bay, this bike shop is located in the basement of a brownstone. Don’t let the size of the shop fool you, however. Known for quick repairs and great in-store discounts, Back Bay Bicycles will get you out of the door and riding in a short period of time.
The Bike Shop at Urban AdvenTours
103 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA 02110
Located between Faneuil Hall and the North End, Urban AdvenTours has a solid reputation for in-town bicycle tours for riders of all abilities. Urban AdvenTours’ green-rimmed bikes are easy to spot; but did you know that the company also provides bike repair services and bike rentals? If you are a commuter in need of repairs and a loaner bike, consider this shop. In addition, Urban AdvenTours can assist you with shipping your bike should the need ever arise.
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International Bicycle Centers
89 Brighton Ave.
Boston, MA 02134
For riders located in the Allston/Brighton and surrounding neighborhoods, International Bicycle Center offers expert repair services at affordable prices. In addition to full-service repairs and tune-ups, it also offers a unique kids bicycle program for the younger riders in your household. If you purchase a kid’s bicycle, you may return that bike to exchange it for new one in two years with 50 percent of the bike’s value in credit. To make your visit easier, International Bicycle has a parking lot tucked behind the store. It also has a sister store in Newton.
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