The History of Mountain Biking

Timeline created by connorMA
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Buffalo soldiers 1896 The Buffalo Soldiers In august of 1896 a group of buffalo soldiers and a white liutenant when on a "mountain biking trip" to test the practicality of bicycles in the military.
Bitossi cyclocross Cyclocross In the 1940's cyclocross became a sport. Cyclocross consists of riding road bikes off road fith nobby tires and jumping over barriers. It was invented by road cyclists as a way of staying fit in the winter.
06 119 history of biking The Velo Cross Club Parisian A group of 20 young french cyclists created a sport remarkably similar to modern day mountain biking.
Jfs sonora John Finley Scott The first mountain bike enthusiast in the United States. He built a bike that he called a "woodsie bike" using a schwinn diamond frame balloon tires and flat handlebars. John was 20 years ahead of his time.
Cupertino The Cupertino Riders Also known as the "Morrow Dirt Club", these men invented thumb shifters for there mountain bikes and used drum, brakes from motor cycles to ride up and down the california hills. They competed in a cyclocross race with future pros in !974, and their technology was noticed.
Cragg inspiration point 550x300 1 The Clunkers In 1976 Gary Fisher and a few other famous mnames in the cycling community put on a race in Marin county in which you would race up a 2.9 mile dirt track.
Lineup Clunkers Race Ends In 1984 the clunkers race was canceled because of local authorities having issues with the insurance.
Ninerrip9 Innovations The technology really started to get better and become what it is today. The 29er was born, the full suspension, and disc brakes were being used.
32 float 120 fit rlc w Brakes and Suspension Hydraulic disc brakes became common on the nicer bikes. Suspension had been vastly improved and is produced by companies such as "Fox", "Rockshox", "Marzoochi", "Magura", and "Manitou".
Tucsoncrossrace010 The Youth Youth are becoming interested in all shapes of cycling especially mountain biking. Youth cycling teams are appearing everywhere. The future is comig.