A collection of mechanical musings, advice, news, and other interesting things from Park Tool.
Written by Calvin on December 15, 2010/Park Tool News
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.Read More
Written by Karl on November 03, 2010/Park Tool News
Read to learn about how Park Tools are helping people in Haiti.Read More
Written by Karl on October 06, 2010/Park Tool News
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!"Read More
Written by Calvin on August 23, 2010/Calvin's Corner
The Ride 2 Recovery is a non-profit organization that sponsors rides around the USA for injured military veterans. Ride 2 Recovery considers cycling an important part of the recovery process. It is something most all of the patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate in, and it's just fun.Read More
Written by Calvin on August 17, 2010/Calvin's Corner
How we choose to measure things is important. Most of the world uses the metric system of measurement. While the metric system is based on a standard meter, for mechanical uses such as on bicycles, it is will help to understand metrics better if you consider the millimeter the basic unit.Read More
Written by Calvin on August 13, 2010/Park Tool News
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.Read More
Written by Karl on August 11, 2010/Park Tool News
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.Read More
Written by Calvin on July 06, 2010/Park Tool News
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.Read More
Written by Calvin on June 22, 2010/Calvin's Corner
Bike gatherings are always of interest, at least to bike-minded people. In the middle of June there was something of a "gathering of tribes" in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. The Nature Valley Grand Prix was in town. Cyclists clad in bright Lycra from all over the USA and the world are competing here in a grueling five-day race. The bikes are sleek, the athletes fit, and everyone shares a common goal... to WIN!!Read More
Written by Calvin on June 10, 2010/Park Tool News
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.Read More