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Ride 2 Recovery

Park Tool is a supplier to Ride 2 Recovery, a national program that helps injured veterans overcome obstacles they face. Cycling is their core activity, and they partner with the Fitness Challenge Foundation to support Spinning® Recovery labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military and Vent...

UCI World Cup in the Czech Republic

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup for cross country was recently at Nove Mesto Na Morave in the Czech Republic (southeast of Prague). Our distributor, Pedal Sport, was on site to keep all the two wheelers rolling. Congratulations to Czech rider, Jaroslav Kulhavy, winning the Elite Men XC. The Racing...

Park Tool Company announces Tool Sharpening Service to the bicycle industry

Park Tool now offers a sharpening service for cutting and machining tools. The facers, reamers and taps are the expensive part of the cutting tool system so extra care needs to be taken to ensure smooth cuts and long life. Dull cutters can produce poor results and waste time. Cutters that ar...

Ice Bike Open House 2011

Pictured here is our European Show Display. This booth features almost our entire product product line, and travels all over Europe attending consumer and trade shows in several different countries. This photo was taken last week at Icebike, the annual Dealer Show for Madison Cycles, was held 22...

Park Tool in Roatan

While Park Tool's own Don Schoff was vacationing on the tiny island of Roatan, he wandered into Native Sons Dive Shop and found himself face to face with one of our PRS-4W-2 repair stands. Known for his TS-2.2 work, he also likely assembled this PRS-4W-2!   Don Schoff in his diving apparel...

Park Tool Recognized with Two 2011 ADDY® Awards

Park Tool, the bicycling industry’s most revered tool brand, earned "Judge’s Choice" and "Gold" at the ADDY® Advertising Awards competition held Saturday

Wind Tunnel Time for the Kelly Benefit Strategies – OptumHealth Pro Cycling

Submitted by ERIC JELLUM – HEAD MECHANIC, KELLY BENEFIT STRATEGIES-OPTUMHEALTH PRO CYCLING It’s that time of year when Pro teams are sending the TT specialist to the wind tunnel to tweak their positions. Nowadays though, not only do the fast time trialist visit the wind tun...

EUROPACUP

The EUROPACUP is a competition between some of the best mechanics who study bike mechanics schools in Germany, Swiss, Austria and the Czech Republic.

The Life of a Pro Mechanic When His Team Is Not Racing

Submitted by ERIC JELLUM – HEAD MECHANIC, KELLY BENEFITS RACING TEAM It’s hard to imagine that the bike racing season will ever end, especially when you roll up to a hotel in the team rig after driving for the past 3 days straight, at which this evening could easily be the 200th ni...

Santa Story

In the frozen plains of Saint Paul, Minnesota, each December heralds the annual emergence of the famous Park Tool Santa. This venerable, bearded elf first appeared during the bike boom of the early 70's, greeting customers at Park Schwinn. Over the years, he has demonstrated various bikes and exe...

USA Cycling Race Mechanic Clinic

Every year USA Cycling, the National governing body for bike racing in the USA, hosts the Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Clinic. The first clinic, held in 1988, was created by USA Cycling Head Equipment Manager, the late Bill Woodul. The clinic offers a unique venue for the education of the race mecha...

PARK TOOL PRODUCTS IN HAITI

After the earthquake in Haiti, January 2010, it has become a challenge for people just to get around. Bicycles have become more important as a means of transportation. There are many bicycles in Haiti that are in need of repair. So when Mica Stumpf of the Doroteia Pathways Foundation asked for ou...