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BRAIN returns to Texas for second tour—this time in Austin

Published October 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — BRAIN's final Dealer Tour of 2014 gets underway Tuesday in Austin as BRAIN editors, sponsors and guests set out on bikes to visit shops in the Texas capital.

The tour will visit 13 retailers over three days. Leading our group will be Robin Stallings, executive director of Bike Texas, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to advancing bike access and improving conditions for riders in the Lone Star State. Stallings also guided riders during BRAIN’s Dallas-Fort Worth Dealer Tour in the fall of 2010.

The Dealer Tour will cover the gamut of bicycle retail, from triathlon stores like Jack & Adam’s Bicycles and Austin Tri Cyclist, to electric bike retailer Rocket Electrics, to mountain bike specialist Cycle Progression, and even a mobile repair business that operates out of a refurbished Airstream trailer aptly named Streamline Cyclery.

Bicycle Retailer visited Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah, last summer and Miami, Florida, in February as part of its Dealer Tour program this year. About 20 riders will get a firsthand look at Austin’s growing bike infrastructure and budding retail landscape.  

You can follow along (and message participants) on Twitter via the #braindealertour hashtag. Watch for Web updates during the week and a full report in the December 1 issue of the magazine. You can also follow along on Facebook.

The BRAIN Austin Dealer Tour is sponsored by Advanced Sports International, Hutchinson, Finish Line/White Lightning, Bell Helmets, BionX, Interbike and PeopleForBikes.

 

 

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