Trek founder Richard Burke passes away

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.

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