Mountain Biking’s First Bikes

Bicycles have been ridden “off-road” since the very beginning– with “off-road” referring to “off-pavement”. In fact, the closest thing to modern asphalt or concrete pavement in those first days was bricks or cobblestones, neither of which would qualify as pavement today. And in fact, the bicycle played a major role in ushering in the modern roadways we enjoy today, starting with the “Good Roads Movement” in the 1870s.