The Birth of Dirt : Origins of Mountain Biking, Paperback Book

The Birth of Dirt : Origins of Mountain Biking Paperback


Now available in an updated third revised edition, this is the story of the birth of the mountain bike and the new off-road sport which spurred its development.

It also settles once and for all the oft-disputed question, 'who invented the mountain bike?' The expert author has left no stone unturned to get to the facts, including taped interviews with all the major players from Gary Fisher and Charlie Kelly to Joe Breeze and Tom Ritchey - and many other luminaries in the history of the sport.

Illustrated with 160 period action photographs and technical drawings.

The definitive history of the mountain bike and off-road biking - essential reading for all cycle sport enthusiasts.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Van Der Plas Publications,U.S.
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  • Category: Cycling
  • ISBN: 9781892495723



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