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Background Information

Employment History

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin

Accessories Product Manager

Trek Bicycle Corporation

Affiliations

Founder
Planet Bike

Web References (33 Total References)


PLANET BIKE - Bicycle Accessories: about us

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Bob Downs, Owner In November of 1996, Bob founded Planet Bike after a successful 8 year career at Trek Bicycle as Accessories Product Manager. He is an avid cyclist who has ridden up to 15,000 miles a year, most of which were commuting miles. He races competitively on road bikes, mountain bikes and cyclocross. Bob also enjoys touring and leisurely rides on his 1960s vintage Schwinn single-speed. All of this cycling experience helps Bob develop some of the best, most user-friendly bicycle products you can buy today. Bob's passion for combining bicycles and the principles of corporate social responsibility can best be summed up by one of his favorite quotes by Gandhi: "Be the change you want to see in the world."


PLANET BIKE - Bicycle Accessories: news

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"It strengthens us hugely," says Ferm, whose Planet Bike founder, Bob Downs, was once a product manager at Trek.


PLANET BIKE - About Us

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Bob founded Planet Bike in November of 1996 after a successful 8 year career at Trek Bicycle as Accessories Product Manager.He is an avid cyclist who has ridden up to 15,000 miles a year.Most of those miles were commuting miles (instead of using a car).He also raced competitively on road bikes, mountain bikes and cyclocross.Bob also enjoys touring and leisurely rides on his 60's vintage Schwinn single-speed.All of this cycling experience helped Bob to develop some of the best, most user-friendly bicycle products you can buy today.Bob's passion for combining bike business and bike advocacy can best be summed up by one of his favorite quotes by Gandhi, "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Bob Downs Founder President


For Bob Downs, who founded ...

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For Bob Downs, who founded Planet Bike in Madison's more than a dozen years ago, aiding bicycle advocacy groups was - and remains - a way to help his company grow.

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Downs worked for Waterloo-based Trek Bicycles for eight years before branching out with his own firm.
An avid cyclist, Downs commuted more than 60 miles a day on his bike riding from Madison to Waterloo - "or so legend has it," McMurray said with a grin.
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Downs has ridden as many as 15,000 miles a year and participates in road, mountain bike and cyclocross races, according to the Planet Bike website.


PLANET BIKE - Bicycle Accessories: for the media

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Downs said, "Jeff is an authentic guy who shares our passion for bikes and our belief that the bicycle can be a part of making

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"We commend Cannondale and Bikes Belong for making this commitment," said Bob Downs the president of Planet Bike.
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Ten years ago, Bob Downs had an idea. He believed that business can be profitable as well as environmentally, socially, and politically aware. To put his beliefs into practice, Downs left a successful career at Trek Bicycles to launch his own company. "Planet Bike began as a social experiment that dedicated itself to doing business in a different way. Instead of being just another company that develops and sells products with only profit as its goal, Planet Bike wanted to help bring about positive change for people, their communities, and the environment," reflects Downs. To realize this vision, Downs
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To highlight the need for improved conditions for biking, Downs saddled his bike and began a 900 mile commute to
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As Planet Bike owner Bob Downs said, "This is the kind of world we at Planet Bike hope for.

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