History of Mountain biking

By akdcode
  • First Mountain Bikes

    First Mountain Bikes
    In august of 1896 a group of buffalo soldiers and a liutenant when on a "mountain biking trip" to test the bicycles in the military.
  • 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.
  • The Velo Cross Club Parisian

    The Velo Cross Club Parisian
    A group of 20 young french cyclists created a sport remarkably similar to modern day mountain biking.
  • Mountain Bike enthusiast

    Mountain Bike enthusiast
    The first mountain bike enthusiast in the United States. He built a bike that he called a "woodsie bike"
  • Morrow Dirt Club

    Morrow Dirt Club
    Also known as the "Morrow Dirt Club", these men invented thumb shifters for there mountain bikes and used brakes form motor cycles.
  • Bike Race

    Bike Race
    In 1976 Gary Fisher and a few other famous mnames in the cycling community put on one of the first wellknow bike race in Marin county in which you would race up a 2.9 mile dirt track.
  • Olympic game

    Olympic game
    Mountain biking made its debut as an Olympic game at the Atlanta Games in 1996, with a cross-country event for men and women.
  • Modern Mountain Bike

    Modern Mountain Bike
    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.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes

    Hydraulic disc brakes
    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".
  • Youth

    Youth are becoming interested in all shapes of cycling especially mountain biking. Youth cycling teams are appearing everywhere.