Each year from among the 2,000 independent bicycle dealers carrying Raleigh and Diamondback products the top 25 dealers are recognized by Raleigh America as Heron Council Dealers. The Heron Council is a key component of Raleigh’s dealer relationship program; Raleigh counts on these top dealers for their feedback and believes it is important to recognize them for their enthusiastic support of both brands and bicycling as a whole.
“It is an honor and a privilege to recognize these dealers and we are very grateful for their support for our company and brands.” said Rickey Strawn, Raleigh America’s Director of Sales.
As part of Raleigh America’s tradition of recognizing and rewarding these top dealers, an annual Heron Council trip and Gala is held for the dealers. This year dealers will embark on a trip that will take them to China February 23rd through March 1st. The itinerary includes visits to the cities of Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, along with tours of Raleigh America’s key manufacturing facilities. This year’s Gala event will be held in Hong Kong on February 29th and each dealer will receive an award presented by Raleigh America’s Chief Executive Officer Bill Austin, President Steve Meineke, and Director of Sales Rickey Strawn.
Heron Council Dealers were selected for their achievement of outstanding sales and increased purchase volume in 2007. Click on shop names bellow to go to their website.
1. ERIK'S BIKE SHOP INC Bloomington, MN
2. TAYLOR'S BIKE SHOP Provo, UT
3. METRO BICYCLE STORES /DENCO Bronx, NY
4. BRANDS CYCLE CENTER Wantagh, NY
5. SKI MARKET LTD Waltham, MA
6. AGEE'S BICYCLE Richmond, VA
7. BIKE CONNECTION Palo Alto, CA
8. BICYCLE WAREHOUSE San Diego, CA
9. BUCK'S BIKES & TRIKES INC Austin, TX
10. BICYCLE SOUTH Decatur, GA
11. CENTURY CYCLES INC Rocky River, OH
12. RECYCLED CYCLES INC Seattle, WA
13. OFF RAMP Santa Clara, CA
14. DANNY'S WORLD OF CYCLES Scarsdale, NY
15. WHIPPANY CYCLE Whippany, NJ
16. TALBOT'S CYCLERY San Mateo, CA
17. AMERICAN CYCLERY LLC San Francisco, CA
18. BUDGET BICYCLE CENTER Madison, WI
19. BILL'S BIKE SHOP Idaho Falls, ID
20. BICYCLE WORLD HARLINGEN Harlingen, TX
21. AL'S BICYCLES Oklahoma City, OK
22. SUN CITY BICYCLES San Diego, CA
23. SUNRISE CYCLERY Massapequa, NY
24. RECYCLED CYCLES Fort Collins, CO
25. SILVERDALE CYCLERY Silverdale, WA