Trek Bicycles Factory Tour

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Who remembers the “Y” bike??
Trek Y bike 1995


Mathias Fluckinger’s 2010 U23 World Championship winning Top Fuel:
Top Fuel

Tracey Moseley’s Trek World Racing Session – 2010 UCI World Championship Winner:
Trek Session

Not your average cube farm:

hard at work

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Mountain biking legend….no, I don’t mean Jimmy Mac….


Trek also has their own in-house photography studio. Some various pictures of the Graphics and Design department:

Photography Studio part 2 IMG_0890 IMG_0893 the people under the stairs

This is what 900 blues looks like:

shades of blue

View of the in-house gym. Staying in shape in Wisconsin is not always easy, especially during the winter. I saw not a single over weight or out of shape worker in the whole place and the gym is a large reason why. Of course, riding bikes is the other reason!

in-house gym

in-house gym part 2

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • Alan Kilby says:

    This would be an amazing place to work! Maybe someday!

  • Francois says:

    This doesn’t even have photos of the Trek MTB Park. I heard it is truly awesome with 10+ mile rides and a ton of features.

  • gregg says:

    I think like a lot of big, successful companies, Trek gets a bad rap for the whole “evil empire” kinda thing. But visiting their home base and interacting with the employees (from the secretary in the lobby, to head of carbon fabrication and design, to the cafeteria lady ringing up lunch…) the atmosphere is very much down to earth and genuine. Sure, some of the designers looked like they were lacking a few hours of sleep, but having a dream job means giving a lot for your Passion and getting back all that you put in and more.

  • Bryan says:

    I have an old VRX 400 frame laying around, I wonder if it’s worth anything?

  • Gordon says:

    Pfft. I was riding trail in Delaware in 1965 with a SS cruiser. No need for gears or handlebarbrakes. Used the same bike I delivered newspapers with. Sheesh, guess I invented trail riding. Anyway, I now own 3 Treks and having a ball.

  • Warren Hudson says:

    “Mountain biking begins” … I always laugh when I see this.

    Bikes were being modified specifically to take on the mountain ranges back in the 1890s. There is a book by Jim Fitzpatrick called ‘The Bicycle and the Bush’ Hesperian Press 2002 that would open a few eyes.

    “Mountain biking begins” … rubbish.


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