- 1946: founded by Gaston Lapierre in Dijon, France.
- 1960: management taken over by his son Jacky Lapierre.
- 1980s: MTBs grew to be bigger than road.
- 1993: 33% sold to Accell Group (NL).
- 1996: balance sold to Accell.
- Currently managed by 3rd generation Gilles Lapierre.
An excellent article about Lapierre bicycle’s history on the Velo Collective.