This is pretty cool.

Cleverhood Trek world

 

Trek is a big bicycle company that started manufacturing frames in Waterloo, Wisconsin in 1976. The company now has 1,600 employees and more than 5,000 dealers in 75 countries. There was a nice 3rd party presentation on the virtues of a Cleverhood rain cape. Chances are it was raining.

Trek rain

Annual Precipitation – Waterloo, Wisc.

Richard Burke was a founder of Trek and now his son John is president. They remain committed to “Made in the US” and make about 20,000 to 25,000 bikes in Waterloo.

Trek Waterloo

 

Fun fact: Richard Burke wasn’t an avid biker. But he did run in five New York City Marathons and three Boston Marathons.