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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Trek founder dies

Richard "Dick" Burke, the founder of bicycle-maker, Trek Bicycle Corp., died Monday.

Burke, 73, died a Milwaukee hospital from complications from heart surgery, said his son, John Burke, the company's president.

Trek has a production plant in Whitewater. In 1976, Richard Burke founded the company in a red barn in Waterloo, Wis., about 30 miles east of Madison.

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