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Private collection of Charlie Kelly. Kelly founded the first company building up off-road bikes with Gary Fisher. The company was called "MountainBikes." Kelly also began the first mountain biking magazine, Fat Tire Flyer, with Denise Caramagno.

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Charlie Kelly reserves the rights for all materials in this collection. Questions about reproducing, distributing, or otherwise using the materials here should be directed to the site administrator, Sarah McCullough (smcc at ucdavis dot edu), who will route the inquires to the collection owner.


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Items in the Charlie Kelly archive Collection

Letter asking for support to new vision of trail access

Suggests that the Sierra Club is responsible for barring mountain bikes from many natural spaces through covert operations.

Trail found near Pine Mountain trail, New Paradigm trail. Article emphasizes trees cut and cost of eradicating the trail

Reviews plans for Golden Gate National Recreation Area