Fat Tire Events

Charlie Kelly races Repack

Recognize this photo? Yup, that’s Charlie Kelly.

Charlie Kelly is one of the founding fathers of mountain biking. That means he has a pretty great collection of early mountain bikes, photographs, and memorabilia from the earliest days of the sport.

Would you like him to visit your bookstore, bike shop, or event?

For author events, interviews, and requests for free media copies of Kelly’s new book Fat Tire Flyer, please contact Dave Trendler at VeloPress via email at dtrendler@competitorgroup.com.

Charlie Kelly has written for VeloNews and Bicycling, and is currently the U.S. mountain bike correspondent for Rouleur and Privateer magazines. He and Gary Fisher founded MountainBikes, selling Tom Ritchey’s first mountain bike frames as complete bikes. Charlie was also the founder and reigning official of the Repack mountain bike races in Marin, California. He was founder, editor and publisher of Fat Tire Flyer, the first mountain bike magazine. He is the supreme archivist of the origin of the sport of mountain biking.


Corte Madera Library
Wednesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
707 Meadowsweet Dr.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Mill Valley Library
Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941


Fat Tire Flyer Book Launch with Charlie Kelly, Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey, and Gary Fisher
Thursday, September 11, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Interbike Expo, Breezer booth # 6045
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

Saturday, October 11, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
FairAnselm Plaza
765 Center Blvd.
Fairfax, CA 94930

Bicycle Film Festival/Cyclovia Rides
Sunday, October 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m. book signing, 6:00-7:30 p.m. film screening
Orange 20 Bikes
4351 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Please tweet! #fattireflyerla and #orange20bikes

2014 Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show Author Reception
Friday, October 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m. (This event is open to conference registrants only.)
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94080

Access4Bikes Outdoor Adventure Film Festival 2014
October 25, 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Fairfax, CA 94930
Book Sales: 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the Museum (1 book per Festival ticketholder, cash only $30)
Book Signing: 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Pavilion (Books will not be available for sale at the Pavilion.)