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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...

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...

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 - E...

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. Surely you've noticed them. The urban hipsters on their retro steel frames. Commuters lugging backpacks and panni...

Park Tool adds to Engineering Team

Jon Rosemeier is the newest member of our Design and Engineering Team. He comes to Park Tool from an industrial machinery company in Southern Minnesota. Jon earned his mechanical engineering degree from North Dakota State University where he raced for the NDSU Cycling Club. “Jon is a gi...

Miller School adds Cycling Program

We received this picture 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.  A well equipped bench They renovated an historic building on campus and created ...

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...

Bikes Belong Seeking 1 Million Cyclists to "Sign the Pledge"

Bikes Belong announced the launch of peopleforbikes.org last Thursday night during a presentation at the Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, Calif. The unprecedented initiative aims to unite one million bicyclists of all riding styles and abilities to encourage government leaders to su...

2010 Park Tool Tech Summit Wrap Up

Photo Credit: Tim Potter   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 mecha...