BIKE Athletic Company
||This article appears to contradict itself about the location of their corporate headquarters. (January 2014)|
|Type||Subsidiary of Russell Corporation|
|Headquarters||Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA|
|Products||Protective sports equipment|
Bike Athletic Company is an American sportswear company with headquarters in Atlanta, GA. They invented the jockstrap in 1874 for bicyclists in Boston. The firm remains the market leader, having sold over 300 million jockstraps.
The company now produces additional protective sports equipment such as multi-purpose knee pads, elbow pads, gloves and american football shoulder pads, and also produces uniform jerseys and pants for american football, basketball, baseball and softball. At one time, Bike produced athletic shoes and a wider range of sports-related apparel.