The founder of the Trek Bicycle corporation, Richard Burke, died Monday night in Milwaukee, aged 73. As AP reported, Burke died of complications of a heart surgery.
Trek has for the longest time built all their bikes in the United States and continues to do so for the high-end bicycles. Burke founded the company, which also produces Gary Fisher, Klein and LeMond bicycles, in 1976. The company is based near Madison, Wisconsin.
Trek does all kinds of types of bicycles, including mountain bikes, touring bikes and race bikes. The latter were made famous by Lance Armstong, who won seven Tours de France on them.
Burke is survived by his wife Camille, five children and nine grandchildren.
Cyclingnews would like to extend its condolences to Burke's family and friends as well as the rest of the Trek Bicycle Corporation.