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BRAIN Dealer Tour

Posted October 24, 2013
The gang celebrated the tour's completion at Gas Works Park, site of the former Seattle Gas Light Company gasification plant.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The chilly third and final day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle started and ended in a shroud of fog, giving us a true taste of late fall in the Pacific Northwest.
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Posted October 24, 2013

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — Before crossing Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island to visit BI Cycle and Classic Cycle, Day 2 of BRAIN’s Seattle Dealer Tour got under way with a sampling of urban riding highlighting the accomplishments of local advocates as well as the challenges they face in fostering two-wheel transit here.

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Posted October 23, 2013
Kids at Bike Works test their skills after a class on headset repairs.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — The retailers were as varied as they come on the first day of BRAIN's Dealer Tour of Seattle. The tour started at mega-retailer REI's flagship store, a stunning and expansive retail space that caters to commuters and families.

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Posted October 22, 2013
The BRAIN staff hit the Duthie Hill MTB park in Seattle on Monday.

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN) — BRAIN editors, sponsors and industry guests are hitting the roads of Seattle, on bike, Tuesday on the first day of a three-day tour of the city's retailers.

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Posted October 3, 2013

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff will visit retailers in Miami, Salt Lake City and Austin next year as part of the magazine’s popular Dealer Tour program, which first launched in the fall of 2008.

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Posted May 9, 2013
More city dwellers are braving winter conditions and riding year-round, retailers say.
Chicago has a number of bike trails without cars such as this one that connect different neighborhoods.

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Perhaps it’s the growing network of bike paths, trails and green lanes. Or Chicagoans coming to the realization that it takes longer to drive somewhere than to bike.

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Posted May 8, 2013
Many of Chicagoland's shops are passed down from generation to generation.
Father and son Ron (right) and Paul Kozy

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — If there was one common thread among the four shops visited during the first day of the Chicago Dealer Tour, it’s that the retail business here is a family affair.

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Posted May 6, 2013
Downtown Chicago as seen from the 18-mile-long Lakefront Trail

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors roll out Tuesday morning on a three-day tour of bicycle stores in Chicago.

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Posted February 1, 2013
American Cyclery's Bradley Woehl in the historic store's archives.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour of San Francisco wrapped up Thursday with a 20-mile jaunt around the city, ably led by folks from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who for the most part managed to route us around the steepest hills

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Posted January 31, 2013
MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour glided across the Golden Gate Bridge early Wednesday to start a day visiting bike shops in Marin County on a 35 mile-plus day of riding around the beautiful area.
 
It's no secret even to folks who haven't previously been in Marin that demogr
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Posted January 29, 2013
BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour went multi-model on its first day Tuesday, visiting shops in Berkeley and Oakland by bike, with transfers across San Francisco Bay via ferry and the BART rail.
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Posted January 28, 2013
The 2013 BRAIN Dealer Tour - San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will canvas the Bay Area this week, visiting 14 retailers in the East Bay, Marin County and San Francisco by bike.

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Posted October 26, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Dealer Tour riders set out on the third and final day of visits in Portland under foggy conditions and temps in the low 40s. But within hours, the clouds cleared bringing temps up to the mid 50s, but no rain.

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Posted October 25, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—While Portland is a commuter market, it also has a thriving mountain bike, tri and road scene. New shops offering only service are also finding success in this crowded retail market, as are Internet-based businesses that are expanding into brick and mortar.

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Posted October 24, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — Whether it’s dealing in used bikes, specializing in parts and accessories, or serving up beer and coffee and hosting cycling-related events, retailers visited on the first day of the BRAIN Portland Dealer Tour ranged as much in target market and client base as in size and longevity.

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Posted October 23, 2012

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN) — With 50 percent chance of rain and expected afternoon showers, Bicycle Retailer & Industry News editors and sponsors will likely get a little wet today as they embark on a three-day tour of bike shops in Portland, Oregon. 

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Posted October 4, 2012
Squishing geckos during BRAIN's 2012 Manhattan Dealer Tour

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN) — Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff will visit retailers in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle next year as part of the magazine’s popular Dealer Tour, now entering its fifth year.

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Posted July 20, 2012
Bespoke Bicycles
Down the East Side and up the West Side, from Hell's Kitchen to Tribeca, the BRAIN Dealer Tour wrapped up a three-day journey around New York City on Thursday.
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Posted July 19, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) Thursday July 19 2012 6:22 AM MT—The BRAIN New York City Dealer Tour's second day included some triple-digit temperatures, an uncontested visit to Coney Island's Nathan's Frankfurters, and a late-day cloudburst that brought a bit of adventure to our 40-mile jaun

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Posted July 18, 2012
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) Wednesday July 18 2012 8:13 AM MT—The BRAIN Dealer Tour hit the Big Apple Tuesday, racking up nearly 40 miles of riding around Manhattan and over the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey to visit a shop in New Jersey.
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