Bikers bring business

The Rose City Grand Tour brings hundreds of new customers to small-town businesses.

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The Portland-based Rose City Grand Tour runs from now through September, sending bikers through 20 cities in Oregon, Washington, Montana and Canada.

With as many as 500 bikers participating in the tour, the small-town businesses named as checkpoints are looking forward to a big boost in retail sales, dining and lodging.

[John Goff, road captain for the tour], estimated that checkpoint businesses see 300 to 500 new customers during the tour.

“When we go to extremely remote areas and walk through the door of a business that’s struggling to survive and offer them customers free of charge, they’re usually delighted to see us,” he said.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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