Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking (Hardcover)

Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking By Charlie Kelly, Joe Breeze (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Charlie Kelly, Joe Breeze (Foreword by)
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Charlie Kelly -- co-founder of the MountainBikes company with Gary Fisher, organizer of the Repack races, and chronicler of the sport -- now delivers the true, complete, and often unbelievable history of the rise of mountain biking and its lasting culture.

It all started with a small crew of bicycle-obsessed hippies bombing the downhill trails of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. As the friendly competition intensified on the steep dirt trail they called Repack, history's first mountain bikers began craving an upgrade from the old Schwinn cruisers they had rescued from the junkyard. With the single-minded focus found only among the truly obsessed, this rag-tag group sparked a rapid evolution that transformed the castoff Repack bomber into the modern mountain bike, a refined and elegant machine that quickly became the top-selling bicycle in the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781956584011
ISBN-10: 1956584013
Publisher: Terran Empire Publishing
Publication Date: July 1st, 2023
Pages: 226
Language: English