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Posted November 3, 2017
Dealer Tour editors and sponsors spin along the West Side Greenway.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — It’s been more than five years since the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited New York City, braving the Big Apple’s busy avenues and steaming July temperatures to visit more than a dozen shops.

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Posted November 2, 2017
Chicago's IBDs focus on the business with little drama

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Unlike many of the other markets the BRAIN staff visited on our Dealer Tours, there's been no turnover among the Chicago-area retailers we visited in 2013. If you value stability and you like speaking with the same shop owner year after year, then Chicago is your market.

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Posted October 26, 2017

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — The Valley of the Sun has weathered a lot of turmoil since Bicycle Retailer paid visit to a dozen shops back in 2010. Of the retailers the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited in February of that year, three have closed, two have moved, one expanded, one downsized and at least three are now operating under new owners.

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Posted October 20, 2017
A Utah shop dog.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer's Dealer Tour visited Utah's capital in May of 2014. Since then, several shops we visited have added new locations, while one rebranded and another retailer remodeled and reopened three shops as Giant Partner Stores.

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Posted October 19, 2017
Read the full 2011 feature in the pdf below.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Stores have closed, sold, opened, remodeled and expanded since BRAIN's Dealer Tour of the Denver area in 2011. And we've all gotten a little older.

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Posted May 18, 2017

PALISADE, Colo. (BRAIN) — BRAIN's Dealer Tour braved rain and even a bit of snow pedaling the small town of Palisade on Thursday. While Palisade is known now for its wineries and peaches, some local retailers are working to build a new trail that might put it on the map of major mountain bike destinations.

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Posted May 18, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour is visting stores and suppliers here this week, pedaling between stops in glorious sun and cold rain. So far.

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Posted May 15, 2017
Bike display at the Grand Junction airport

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff is returning to Colorado, but this time editors and sponsors will visit shops in Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.

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Posted October 27, 2016
Tour group also drops in at sponsor Hawley-Lambert for an update on the distributor’s recent operational changes.
Finish Line’s Derek Goltz (left) and Hawley-Lambert’s Pat McGinnis

COLUMBIA, S.C. (BRAIN) — The final day of Bicycle Retailer's Carolinas Dealer Tour moved on to Columbia, South Carolina, on Wednesday, visiting two retailers and distributor Hawley-Lambert.

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Posted October 26, 2016

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — On its final day in Charlotte, Bicycle Retailer’s Carolinas Dealer Tour covered a wide range of shops and a sizable geographical area as it traveled from Uptown Charlotte to the city’s southern reaches.

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Posted October 25, 2016
The Dealer Tour crew makes its way to The Bike Gallery in Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (BRAIN) — The opening day of Bicycle Retailer's Carolinas Dealer Tour was short on mileage but long on diversity of retailers as our dozen-strong contingent of editors and sponsors pedaled 11 miles of streets and bike paths in Charlotte, one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

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Posted October 24, 2016
The BRAIN Dealer Tour will visit eight shops in Charlotte on the first two days.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BRAIN) — The Bicycle Retailer crew has landed in the Southeast for our second and final Dealer Tour of 2016.

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Posted June 9, 2016
The view of Montréal's downtown from atop Mt. Royal, after which the city is named.

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — On a cool, sometimes blustery day, the BRAIN Dealer Tour of Montréal wrapped up Thursday with visits to four stores: a third-generation powerhouse retailer, a basement-level store that began just a few years ago as a bike tour operator, a new, elegantly designed store that serves commuters and win

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Posted June 8, 2016
Cycle Neron

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — David Bryson has been a specialty retailer since the 1980s, first riding the windsurfing craze from boom to bust and then running a well-regarded ski shop that sold Specialized bikes in the summer.

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Posted June 7, 2016

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — On our first day touring bike shops in this proud and historic city, the BRAIN Dealer Tour saw a mature market and riding community, with stable, long-standing retailers who serve passionate roadies, commuters and adventurers.

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Posted June 7, 2016

MONTRÉAL (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer's first Dealer Tour of 2016 begins Tuesday morning in Montréal as editors set out on bikes to visit a dozen bike shops in this francophone city.

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Posted November 13, 2015

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (BRAIN — We traded palm trees, cityscape and Hollywood stars for the scenic and suburban Conejo Valley on Thursday, the third and final day of the L.A. Dealer Tour.

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Posted November 12, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Time tables and a detailed itinerary went out the window Wednesday on Day 2 of Bicycle Retailer’s Dealer Tour Los Angeles as the group of editors and sponsors made the 37-mile journey from the coast at Marina Del Rey and headed across the City of Angels to its ultimate destination in Pasadena.

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Posted November 11, 2015
More bike lanes and shops feed into growing cycling culture.
Our group rode along the Venice Beach bike path north to neighboring Santa Monica.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Riding on palm tree-lined bike paths and green lanes in Los Angeles’ Westside on the first day of the BRAIN Dealer Tour, it’s clear that even though this region is renowned for its car-choked streets, a cycling oasis has sprung up in some of its affluent neighborhoods.  

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Posted November 9, 2015

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer’s final dealer tour of 2015 rolls out Tuesday morning in Los Angeles as editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in several neighborhoods and cities along the sprawling Southern California region.

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