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BRAIN’s Dealer Tour kicks off in the Carolinas this week

Published 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. The tour starts in Monday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the heels of Interbike’s CycloFest event, held over the weekend at the nearby U.S. National Whitewater Center.  

The group will spend the first two days visiting eight shops in Charlotte, wrapping up the tour on Wednesday in Columbia, South Carolina, with two shop visits and a tour of Hawley’s headquarters. 

Finish Line, Hawley, PeopleForBikes, Interbike, Hutchinson and SmartEtailing are sponsoring the Carolinas Dealer Tour. On the first day in Charlotte, the group will visit Uptown Cycles, The Bike Gallery, Charlotte Cycles and The Spoke Easy. This will be the group's shortest day of riding, at about 9 miles.

On Tuesday, the Dealer Tour will ride to Espada Cycles, Bicycle Sport, Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte and NC Velo before shuttling to Columbia. We’ll cover 23 miles as we make our way from Charlotte’s city center south to NC Velo.

On the final day of the tour, we’ll visit Outspoken’ and Cycle Center in Columbia and finish the day at Hawley’s headquarters in Lexington, South Carolina, covering about 20 miles.

BRAIN’s Carolinas Dealer Tour will offer a glimpse into the retail scene in Charlotte and Columbia, covering a wide array of shops catering to the high-end road rider to families and commuters.

Keep tabs on the tour on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #braindealertour.

Look for coverage daily on our website and in the December 1 issue of the magazine. 

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