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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...

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 ...

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...

Park Tool in Roubaix

Some good shots on velonews.com of Park Tool equipment being used in Roubaix, France after the big Paris-Roubaix race April 10, 2011. http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/04/bikes-and-tech/paris-roubaix-tech-a-round-up-gallery_168645/attachment/bmc-mechanics-cleaned-up-bikes-while-a-soigneur-wa...

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...

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...

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 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...

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.  

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.

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. ...