Hippies, Bikes and the Birth of a Sport

 “Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.” – James Baldwin.
Here at ML we must not have known where we were headed, because this film sure gave us a deeper glimpse into the origins of Mountain Biking or Mountain Surfing as it was called.  Only 40 years ago and it’s unbelievable how much the technology has changed.  Imagine what the next 40 will bring…

 

 

Meanwhile, during the 90’s in BC, Freeride found it’s beginnings.
Charlie Kelly, featured in the film, chronicles the early days in his book Fat Tire Flyer.

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