Fairfax: Birthplace of Mountain Biking

Fairfax: Birthplace of Mountain Biking

By Errol Tremolada • Photos by Wende and Larry Cragg Riders pose atop “Frisbee Knoll”, above Kent Lake, 1975. Photo: Charlie Kelly/Charlie Wirtz collection There are a number of places that claim to be outdoor meccas, but few have the robust history to...
Cruisers, Clunkers and the Origins of the Off-Road Bike

Cruisers, Clunkers and the Origins of the Off-Road Bike

Sitting Down with Mountain Bike Pioneer Charlie Kelly By Colleen Corcoran • Photos by Wende Cragg Charlie Kelly hauling denim down Repack’s Camera Corner, late 1976, on his 50-pound modified Schwinn Excelsior. Notice the safety gear – knee pads, elbow pads, leather...
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