Leading American Bicycle Manufacturer Detroit Bikes enters into sponsorship agreement with pinball champion Robert Gagno
Detroit, MI. Feb 27, 2017 – Detroit Bikes, the nation’s largest bicycle manufacturer, has entered into a sponsorship agreement with reigning world pinball champion Robert Gagno, Detroit Bikes Founder Zak Pashak announced today.
“I think Robert is a fantastic ambassador for Detroit Bikes,” said Pashak, “He is someone who faces the magnitude of life directly, and continues to work through any challenges he faces to find incredible success”.
“Thank you to Detroit Bikes for their sponsorship. I am very excited and honored to represent them,” said Robert Gagno from his home in Vancouver, Canada.
Detroit Bikes, North America’s only large-scale bicycle manufacturer, may seem like an unlikely fit for sponsorship of one of the world’s greatest pinball players, but to Zak Pashak the partnership makes perfect sense. “Robert is a champion doing interesting things in life and, frankly, I admire him. I think he shows what Detroit Bikes aspires to be in the community”.
Robert will be competing in the World Pinball Championship in Pittsburgh from April 5-9. More information on the tournament can be found by visiting the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) website.
Detroit Bikes has recently begun rehiring workers in preparation for what it anticipates will be a very busy 2017. Many more exciting announcements are in the works.
About Detroit Bikes:
Founded in 2011, Detroit Bikes manufactures accessible, quality bicycles in Detroit. Leveraging a rich tradition of skilled manufacturing and innovative design, the company operates a 50,000 square-foot factory on Detroit’s west side with a capacity to produce more than 100 bicycles a day. For more information visit: https://detroitbikes.com/
About Robert Gagno:
Robert Emilio Gagno (“REG” in the pinball community) is 28 years old and is the current reigning Pinball World Champion. He was recently featured in ESPN The Magazine, and is the subject of a feature length documentary called “Wizard Mode” which follows some of his challenges on the professional pinball tournament scene as well as his personal challenges. When Robert isn’t playing pinball, he loves to watch sports, practice circus tricks, and enjoy the outdoors bike riding. For more about Robert, ESPN.com.