A Great Ride
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As the president of Trek Bicycle, I’d like to share my stories about interesting people, places, and the bicycle with hope of inspiring you to find your great ride.


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Sal Ruibal

We are all beneficiaries of Red's wonderful passion and foresight.

Richard Gerger

My name is Richard Gerger, I was a high school friend of Michael Schmalzer, Red's only son. Tragically, Michael was killed in an accident in the summer of 1980. Michael was a friend to many. He was kind,generous,and loving to all that knew him. He was a gifted athlete. Michael was also a musician, Red thought that Michael would have pursued a career in music if his life wasn't cut short. Red was my friend, I had a wonderful conversation on the telephone just a couple of weeks before he died. I know Red was an important business man and a successful one too. I did not know that side of him, I only know that he was a loving husband,a great father,wonderful grand dad and like his son, a great friend to all that knew him! I am going to miss you Red. Love, Richard

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Henceforth will we shed only tears of sweat, for those of sadness or remorse or frustration are of no value in the market place whilst each smile can be exchanged for gold and each kind word, spoken from my heart, can build a castle.

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