Renegades of Bike Culture, or How Mountain Biking Was Invented, from the University of California’s Fig.1 series.

In the 1970’s, counter-culture types in the mountains north of San Francisco took to careening down Mount Tamalpais. They were riding for adventure, for exploration, and as a way to interact with the landscape; they were not riding for exercise. Sarah McCullough, whose PhD dissertation at UC Davis explores the history of mountain biking, explains how this group of renegade cyclists invented the sport.

In the archives: more videos about bicycles and sports, including Danny MacAskill’s street trials.

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