Gary Fisher: Founding Father of Mountain Bikes

Investor’s Business Daily (seriously) did a great profile on Gary Fisher yesterday in case you missed it. The article gives a solid history of the sport and talks about how Fisher was integral in developing and promoting mountain biking. Fisher continues working to grow the sport and has received recognition from everyone including the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian.

One interesting tidbit I didn’t know – the term “mountain bike” comes from the name of Fisher and Charlie Kelly’s first company – MountainBikes. The company didn’t make it so at least we don’t have to “TM” the term when we talk about the sport 😉

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Photo from fisherbikes.com.

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