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In rain and sun, the BRAIN Dealer Tour comes to Colorado’s Grand Valley

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour is visting stores and suppliers here this week, pedaling between stops in glorious sun and cold rain. So far

In rain and sun, the BRAIN Dealer Tour comes to Colorado’s Grand Valley

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — The BRAIN Dealer Tour is visting stores and suppliers here this week, pedaling between stops in glorious sun and cold rain

BRAIN Dealer Tour of the Grand Valley kicks off Tuesday

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) – Bicycle Retailer & Industry News staff is returning to Colorado, but this time editors and sponsors will visit shops in Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.

Major consolidation rocks North American ski resort industry with two big mergers this week

Many of the resorts involved offer recreational mountain biking and host bike festivals and races.

Reports: Veteran pro racer Steve Tilford dies in highway accident

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BRAIN) — According to web postings by a friend, veteran pro road, mountain bike and cyclocross racer Steve Tilford died early Wednesday following a vehicle crash on I-70 near the Colorado/Utah border. Tilford was about 57

IMBA relaunches Model Trails program

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — After a year on hold, IMBA is relaunching its Model Trails program, which recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations. Trails are awarded with Epic designations and gold, silver and bronze-level Ride Center designations

Assos sponsors Rebecca Rusch

SUN VALLEY, Idaho (BRAIN) — Assos of Switzerland is now sponsoring mountain biker Rebecca Rusch as a brand ambassador and sponsored rider who will participate in product development. “Assos plans to tap Rusch’s knowledge and experience as a champion rider to evolve and expand its mountain bike collection, furthering the brand’s commitment of resources in the development of a comprehensive women’s program,” the company said.

New pro road stage race planned for Colorado in August

DENVER (BRAIN) — A Colorado company is looking to replace the short-lived USA Pro Challenge stage race with a new race in the state this year. The Colorado Classic will be held August 10-13 and hold a UCI 2HC ranking, the same as the Pro Challenge, which has not been held since 2015

Backcountry Lifeline holds fundraising raffle

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Backcountry Lifeline is holding a raffle to raise money for its mission, which is to make mountain bike events safer.  For a $10 donation, participants are eligible to win items from a $10,000 prize list, including a fully built Yeti SB6C and prizes from Fox, Maxxis, Evoc, Enve, Enduro Mtb Training, and more. Backcountry Lifeline was founded by four riders following several fatal accidents at events last year.

QBP to open new Q-West facility in Denver this week

DENVER (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products’ new Q-West distribution center, which has been relocated from Ogden, Utah, to Denver, is set to begin shipping to customers Thursday, and will be fully operational by mid-August, QBP announced. Along with the recent opening of QBP’s new Reno, Nevada, facility, the company said the change will reduce ground service transit times for many of the distributor’s customers. “By relocating Q-West to the Denver area, we’re now able to get to all of the major metro West Coast locations and the entire state of Colorado in one day,” said Kim Brown, QBP’s director of distribution.