The man who made mountain biking Gary Fisher and the extraordinary true story of a cycling icon

The man who made mountain biking Gary Fisher and the extraordinary true story of a cycling icon

There are plenty of creative people, but only a select few make a lasting impact felt the world over. It’s rare to meet one of these people, and rarer still to have the opportunity to sit with them and talk about the beginning of their greatest idea. If you could talk lightbulbs with Thomas Edison or phones with Alexander Graham Bell, what would you say?

That’s the conversation we’re having today with Gary Fisher, a man widely credited with the invention and popularization of the sport loved by millions, on the Better with Bikes Podcast.

In this expansive discussion about Gary’s new autobiography, Being Gary Fisher and the Bicycle Revolution, we cover Gary’s early days racing in California’s Bay Area, his time organizing the Grateful Dead’s first shows, and what led him and a collection of free thinkers to leave the pavement behind to ride bikes in the woods.

We also talk about the evolution of the mountain bike, its trial-and-error development, and rise in popularity. And of course, we get personal with Gary’s relationship with Trek, his favorite places to ride, and the most iconic bikes he’s owned on this wild ride.

 

Being Gary Fisher and the Bicycle Revolution

In this candid, comprehensive account of his life, Gary Fisher takes readers on a wild ride from his early days as a maverick kid bike racer through the Acid Test scene and Grateful Dead tours to the present-day world of mountain biking.
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