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Joe Breeze practically invented the mountain bike and has accomplished many firsts in our sport. In 1988 he was inducted into the mountain bike hall of fame, and today he’s the curator of the Marin Museum of Bicycling.

In addition to talking about how mountain biking got started, Joe gives some insight into why people feel compelled to ride bikes off road. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the beginnings of our sport, how today’s MTB culture is influenced by those early days, and where mountain biking is headed in the future.

This is the second interview in a series about the past, present, and future of mountain biking. Catch up by listening to our conversation with Charlie Kelly and look for interviews with Tom Ritchey, Gary Fisher, and others coming soon.

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  • Mick-e

    I’ve driven past, ridden past the museum a bunch of times, and yesterday not feeling totally wiped after a loop of Tamarancho I dragged my friend in with me. Both Charlie Kelly, and Joe Breeze were there giving personalized tours. I’ve listened to the ST podcasts about these pioneers, and read many articles, but my friend had no clue, so he got the history lesson direct from the man himself.
    It’s was pretty damn cool.

    • Jeff Barber

      Wow, that’s awesome! So great that these guys are so accessible.

    • Mick-e

      My friend who works in software says as we walked away “That was like as if Jobs and Wozniak were giving tours at the computer history museum”

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