BRAIN Bike Tour comes to Boulder

Sue Prant speaks to BRAIN party group at Full Cycles last night

The people from Bicycle Retailer Industry News have see a lot of bike towns but I'm sure their time yesterday in Boulder was a very unique experience, for starters they were surprised to see 50-ish cross riders finish up at BCS after the Wednesday morning Worlds. Visitors also visited the Valmont Bike Park and today the tour continues on the Denver

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On the dealer tour the magazine did in Dallas-Fort Worth, she said, they racked up 50 miles cycling from shop to shop, sometimes on scary roads.

Boulder was the ninth city toured by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News; today they moved on to Denver. For each city, the editors produce a spread for the magazine that includes profiles of bike shops they visited and information on the city's bike culture.

"It's got a different feel," Brad Klipping said of Boulder. Klipping is the marketing manager for Giant bicycles, which sponsors the dealer tours and provides bikes for the editors to ride from shop to shop. He's been on seven or so of the tours.

"You see people pulling the kids in a trailer -- you don't give it a second thought in Boulder," he said. "A lot of other places, you wouldn't do that."

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