Pimp Your Bike During ‘Bike Week’

Hotel Marlowe is celebrating Baystate Bike Week with free tune-ups and yoga.


Bike in the Symphony Neighborhood. Photo by Lisa Decotis

We are in the midst of Baystate Bike Week, an event that celebrates “human-powered, two-wheeled transportation.” To celebrate biking in Boston, the Hotel Marlowe is offering residents a chance to “pimp their ride,” or more like, “tune their bikes,” for the spring and summer seasons which in Boston can also translate to “bike season.”

Kimpton Hotels, the parent company of the Hotel Marlowe, thinks that biking is an important, cost effective, and overall healthy way to tour a city. That’s why the upscale chain partnered with the San Francisco-based, high design bicycle company PUBLIC Bikes last year to provide each of its hotels with a fleet of free bikes for guest use.

Knowing that their clientele likes biking sparked the idea for this “pimp your bike” event that will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,Thursday, May 15 in the hotel’s courtyard. There will also be a complimentary yoga class from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. and homemade juices and snacks provided by Bambara. The mini-tune-ups are provided by Urban AdvenTours Bike Shop and includes: cleaning and lubing chains, tire pressure check, fill tires, tighten bolts, and a brake check.

For every tune-up performed, Hotel Marlowe reps says that the hotel will donate $5 to the Pan-Mass Challenge, Dana-Farber’s annual bike-a-thon event.

Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, 617-868-8000; *Rain date* Friday May 16; check the hotel’s Twitter for rescheduling.