Corporate Cycle


Specializeds brand of hippie capitalism has lifted the company to an estimated $500 million in sales of bikes and accessories.


Trek was founded in 1976 in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Trek has grown about 70% in a decade to nearly $1 billion in revenue.


Giant has literally become a giant of a company. They produce over five million bicycles a year.


In February 2008, Cannondale sold to Dorel Industries of Canada from Pegasus for approximately $200 million.

About Bikes

A bicycle, often called a bike or cycle, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe.

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It was on the 10th day of May 1884 that I confessed to age by mounting spectacles for the first time, and in the same hour I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time. The spectacles stayed on.

Mark Twain.