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Park Tool's Eric Hawkins Interviewed on Interbike TV

Park Tool President Eric Hawkins talks about our role at Interbike, 50th Anniversary, and new products during a TV interview at Interbike.

Park Tool Featured on Minnesota Public Radio

MPR recently paid a visit to our new factory. Check out the link to see their story. MPR — Park Tool

The Park Tool Story Entered Into the Congressional Record

During the April 9th session of the 113th Congress, Representative Betty McCollum, from Minnesota’s 4th district, rose to pay tribute to Park Tool on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. McCollum called Park Tool a “Minnesota success story, growing from a small family owned comp...

The Park Tool 50th Anniversary Party

Park Tool recently invited 300 of our closest friends to join in the celebration of our 50th anniversary. The party, which was held in our factory, also served as the official grand opening of our brand new headquarters. The warehouse floor before and during the party Business partn...

Park Tool Outlines Sponsored Teams for 2013

Park Tool continues their long history of involvement with the world’s top professional cycling teams, announcing their list of sponsored teams for 2013. The World Tour Teams sponsored by Park Tool include Garmin, BMC, Team Argos and Sky. “These are among the best racing organi...

Park Tool to Build New Factory

The Park Tool Company broke ground on a new international headquarters on August 21st. The new site is just over a mile from their current location in Oakdale, a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.  Move in is expected in January 2013. At the official ground breaking ceremony, Oakdale City...

MN High School Cycling League Welcomes Park Tool Co. as New Sponsor

 

HESJEDAL WINS GIRO

Congratulations to Ryder Hesjedal of Team Garmin Barracuda on his victory in the Giro d' Italia. On the strength of an amzing time trial performance in the race's final stage, Hesjedal was able to overcome a 31 second deficit to Joaquim Rodriguez of  the Katusha team. It is the first Gran...

Switchback Magazine Features Park Tool

Thanks to the editors of Switchback magazine for the nice feature article on Park Tool. 

Congresswoman Betty McCollum Visits Park Tool

On April 11th the staff of Park Tool hosted a visitor from the United States House of Representatives, Rep Betty McCollum from Minnesota’s 4th District (in which Park Tool resides) dropped by to tour our factory and hear from some of her constituents.   Park Tool’s Bil...

EK-1 Event Kit Rated Best

Bike Rumor recent reviewed several tool kits and found that our EK-1 Event Kit was the best on the market. Click to read the entire story: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/best-tool-kits-for-cyclists-33539/  

PARK TOOL HOSTS TOURS FOR 250

 During the recent Park Tool Tech Summit in Minneapolis, we bused about 250 people to our headquarters in suburban St. Paul Minnesota for a factory tour. We broke into groups of 25 and had staff members lead the 30-minute tours. Members of our factory staff demonstrated som...

The Winner Is...

From time to time, an unbiased third party will evaluate one product versus another. Here is an example where Mountain Bike Action (with whom we do not advertise) has chosen our IB-3 I-Beam Mini Fold-Up tool as the best of the lot they tested.

Park Tool Adds to Engineering and Graphic Design Teams

Park Tool Adds to Engineering and Graphic Design Teams

European Fastest Wrench. Czech it out.

The biggest trade show in central Europe is held in the Czech Republic and is called Bike BRNO. This year, some of the most entertaining action was taking place under a trio of Park Tool tents. For the second year, Pedalsport, Park Tool’s distributor to the Czech Republic has conduc...

Access parktool.com From Your Smart Phone

Recently, more and more of our customers are accessing our web site via smart phones and tablets. So, in order to improve their browsing experience, Park Tool is introducing a mobile version of this web site.   “The difference between our mobile site and our regular site is that...

Park Tool is Working With the World's Best Cycling Teams Again in 2012

In the fall, professional cycling teams put the finishing touches on their roster for the next year. This roster is not confined to the athletes. They must also decide on the support staff, sponsors and suppliers. There is a lot of negotiating going on. Each year, we at Park Tool look to w...

Interbike 2011

Dealers and professionals headed to Interbike and the Outdoor Demo?  Visit us at the Dirt Demo Monday and Tuesday, and then at the show, booth 19017. We are just inside the main doors, look for where there's lots of blue.  Check our new product for 2012.  

Cities Visit Minneapolis to Learn Best Practices

MINNEAPOLIS, MN Park Tool was one of the companies who played host to nine senior transportation leaders and policy makers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Columbus, Ohio, who visited Minneapolis to tour the city’s vast bicycling network last week. The Bikes Belong Foundation ho...

Congressman Oberstar Tours Park Tool Factory

June 4, 2011 – St. Paul, MN – Former Congressman James Oberstar paid a visit to Park Tool’s Saint Paul, MN headquarters on Friday. “I have been giving Park Tools to my kids as Christmas gifts for years.” Oberstar said. “I have wanted to come by here f...

Mechanics Speak

We recently went out west to follow the Tour of California. It was a great chance to talk to many of our friends who ill the ranks of professional team mechanics. Here's what it looked like.

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- Stories from Car 2

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE May 21, 2011 Amgen Tour of California   Stories from Car 2   As I talked about in the last story, there are 2 team cars that drive in the caravan as support. For stage 4 of the Amgen Tour...

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- Stories from Car 1

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE May 19, 2011 Amgen Tour of California Here at the Amgen Tour of California The Kelly Benefit Strategies -Optum Health team will have 2 cars in the race caravan. Only UCI stage races of this caliber will allow ...

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- stage 2

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE Stage 2 2011 Amgen Tour of California   The Race within the Race. It's easy to see what makes a bike race a bike race. It's very simple, who ever crosses the finish line first is the winner....

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- stage 1

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE - FROM THE MECHANIC'S PERSPECTIVE Stage 1 2011 Amgen Tour of California Today was a day I may never forget. The Tour of California is scheduled to start today in Lake Tahoe. It is very strange to wake ...