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TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE- stage "none"

SPECIAL REPORT BY ERIC JELLUM, KELLY BENEFITS TOUR OF CALIFORNIA UPDATE - FROM THE MECHANIC'S PERSPECTIVE I arrived in South Lake Tahoe, NV almost a full 72 hours before the start of the 2011 "Amen" Tour of California. It took me 2 days to drive from my new home in Colo...

Pro Mechanic Eric Jellum reports from Asia

A dispatch from Eric Jellum, team mechanic Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health Cycling Team One of the most enjoyable experiences of my job as the head mechanic of the Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health Cycling Team is when the team travels to new exotic international races. For t...

Eric Hawkins named Small Business Executive of the Year

Park Tool’s President, Eric Hawkins received a BRAINy award at the recent Bicycle Leadership Conference. Hawkins was chosen by the staff of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as the Executive of the Year for small businesses in the cycling industry. Bicycle Retailer publisher, Marc S...

Follow Park Tool on Twitter

If you would like a more casual view of the day to day occurrences at Park Tool, you can follow us on Twitter. Most of the tweets will be penned by our own Calvin Jones, but don't be surprised if the Big Boss, Eric Hawkins wades in from time to time. You can find us on Twitter by searching for...

Erik Jellum and the Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health Early Season Work

I have spent the past 2 weeks in Minneapolis, building bikes, organizing parts and working on the trailer. It has been a cold couple of days with the temperature never getting warmer than 10 below zero. Any work that needs to be done outside is done with haste as I'm afraid to lose a limb to f...

Park Tool Named QBP Vendor of the Year

    February 10, 2011 – St. Paul, MN Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) announced that Park Tool Company has been chosen as their Vendor of the Year for 2010. The award presentation was made during QBP’s Frostbike open house.   Park Tool was selected...

Park Tool Named Official Tool Supplier of Garmin-Cervelo Professional Racing Team

Slipstream Sports announced today that they have chosen Park Tool Co. of Saint Paul, Minnesota to be the Official Tool Supplier of the Garmin-Cervélo Professional Racing Team. "Our Head Mechanic has expressed a strong preference for Park Tool products and we felt it was...

Park Tool Tech Summit in Chicago

The latest to join our Park Tool tattoo gallery is Esteban Luis Avila from Kozy's Cyclery in Chicago. As you can see Esteban is a fan of the famous Park Tool AWS-1 three-way hex. He has customized his wrench with his lucky number 13 on the base. Wear it in good health Esteban.  

Park Tool Product in Ghana

Hello Park Tool, Just thought that I would check in and inform you of how your donation has been helping school children in Northern Ghana. For the past two months I have been staying in the rural villages and fixing bicycles that are daily ridden up to 10 miles one way to school. ...

Park Tool Receives “Bicycle Friendly Business” Designation

ST. PAUL, MN – The League of American Bicyclists has named Park Tool as a Bicycle Friendly Business. The League’s Allison Dewey told Park Tool, “Your business is doing amazing things for its employees and the greater bicycling community!  We are very impressed to say the...