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BRAIN Dealer Tour

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Posted June 4, 2015
Reckless owner Paul Dragan.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — As the Vancouver bike scene has evolved, successful shops have had to do so as well.

Posted June 3, 2015
Sasha Tomchenko, Cove's general manager.

NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN)  — Like Vancouver, which the BRAIN Dealer Tour visited Tuesday, the North Shore bike retail scene is crowded, competitive and apparently profitable.

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