Tom Ritchey

Tom Ritchey is an American bicycle frame builder, Category 1 racer, fabricator, designer, and founder of Ritchey Design[1]. Ritchey is a US pioneer, building the first production mountain bike in the history of the sport. He is an innovator of bicycle components that have been used in winning the UCI World Championships, the Tour de France and the Olympics. In 1988, Ritchey was inducted into the inaugural Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, and in 2012 to the United States Bicycle Hall of Fame.