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Fat-Tire Flyer

Fat Tire Flyer by Charlie Kelly
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Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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The Mill Valley Historical Society presents
One of the founding fathers of mountain biking and author of just released.
Come hear Charlie speak about the
history of mountain biking in Marin.
Mill Valley Public Library
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7 PM

Charlie Kelly, co-founder of the MountainBikes company and organizer of the Repack races, recounts the complete and often unbelievable history of the rise of mountain biking and its lasting culture in his new book. “Fat Tire Flyer: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking.”

Charlie is a Mill Valley native and an alumni of Park, Edna Maguire, and Tam High. He’s written for VeloNews and Bicycling, and is currently the U.S. mountain bike correspondent for Rouleur and Privateer magazines. He and Gary Fisher founded MountainBikes, selling Tom Ritchey’s first mountain bike frames as complete bikes. Charlie was also the founder and reigning official of the Repack mountain bike races in Marin, California. He was founder, editor and publisher of Fat Tire Flyer, the first mountain bike magazine. He is the supreme archivist of the origin of the sport of mountain biking.

“Fat TIre Flyer” is the perfect holiday present. Charlie will sign books following his talk.

There is no charge, but non-MVHS members are encouraged to join. Memberships will be available at the door.


December 2, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mill Valley Historical Society
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