Charlie Kelly Discussion, Book Signing and Movie:
February 20, 2015, 7pm Borrego Springs Performing Art Center
$20 / $25 for ABF members
Grapevine Canyon Bike Ride:
February 21, 2015, 10am or February 22, 2015 @10am $25/ $15 for ABF members
Movie night and Bike ride:
(Friday and Sat or Friday and Sunday)
$40/ $35 for ABF members
Join ABF, Bike Borrego and mountain bike pioneer Charlie Kelly, for a journey back in time to the beginnings of the original “fat tire flier” mountain bike and a ride through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
In the 1970's an unlikely combination of characters and events began to re-shape the world of cycling. 1979 Charlie Kelly and Gary Fisher rented a garage and formed a company assembling a new type of bicycle. They called their new company, "MountainBikes”. Kelly’s new book Fat Tire Flier, traces his personal journey through these interesting times and includes iconic images that are now part of cycling history.
Join Charlie Kelly, ABF and Bike Borrego on Friday February 20 for a book signing, discussion and viewing of Klunkerz - the award-winning documentary on off-road cycling, focusing on the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and 1970s, featuring interviews with pioneers of the sport and the even more obscure characters who influenced them, including never before seen archival footage and photographs.
Continue the fun on Saturday February 21 - Join Charlie for a bike ride through Grape Vine Canyon, a 14 mile strenuous bike ride through scenic dirt roads, springs and cactus gardens ending at Tamarisk Grove form lunch and a cold beer!