Re: Fwd: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company

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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 13:25:17 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: Fwd: [CR]Origins of Trek Bicycle Company
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In-Reply-To: <> wrote:

> wasn't hogg a hired helper?

Hogg was running the Vitesse bike shop in Bloomington IL before starting Trek. I don't recall anything about a fire at Stella prompting the beginning of Trek, but Vitesse certainly had a strong French heritage.

> the owner was in the appliance industry, if memory serves...

Yes, a distributor of Amana and possibly other appliances -- Richard Burke, IIRC. I believe his son John is still with Trek.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA