Park Tool News

Get the latest info on what's happening at Park Tool and in the bicycle industry.

  • Santa Story

    In the frozen plains of Saint Paul, Minnesota, each December heralds the annual emergence of the famous Park Tool Santa. Read to learn more about this local fixture.

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  • 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 mechanic found no where else in the world.

    The focus during December 1–5, 2010 was on what it takes to provide the service and support required at competitive cycling events.

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    Read to learn about how Park Tools are helping people in Haiti.

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  • Park Tool Receives “Bicycle Friendly Business” Designation

    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 least!"

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  • MarathonMan—Europe 2010 in the Czech Republic

    More racing in the Czech Republic and that means more work for PedalSport. The event is a series of races for the general sporting public, and licensed and amateur racers, as well as handicapped sportsmen's class. Also held was UCI CN - Czech Championship in 2010 in XCM, the MarathonMan - Europe 2010 and the iVelo Bike Marathon 2010 series.

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  • Inside Minnesota's Booming Bike Economy

    When your state lays claim to having the No. 1 biking city in the nation, it’s good for more than just cyclists; it’s good for the whole economy—here’s how.

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  • Miller School adds Cycling Program

    We received pictures from Peter Hufnagel of the Miller School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Peter has started a high school cycling program which includes extensive instruction in bicycle mechanics.

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  • How About Those Minnesotans?

    Park Tool's home state of Minnesota introduces the nation's largest bike sharing program.

    Nice Ride Minnesota's Phase 1 Plan calls for 1,000 bikes in 75 kiosks in downtown Minneapolis, on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, and in surrounding commercial areas, including Uptown, Lyn-Lake, Midtown, Seward, Dinkytown, Cedar-Riverside, the West Bank, the Warehouse District, and Old St. Anthony. 700 of those bikes and 65 kiosks are being installed now.

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  • 2010 Park Tool Tech Summit Wrap Up

    On February 2nd in San Jose, CA, Park Tool wrapped up our 2010 series of our Park Tool Tech Summit. This is the most noteworthy and effective program of field training clinics for bicycle mechanics in the country. This year we hosted 650 professional mechanics in three cities, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Jose. We were joined by 7 of the top component manufacturers in the world. Shimano®, SRAM®, Rock Shox®, Fox®, Mavic®, Hayes®, and Campagnolo®.

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