Gary Fisher lays bare his life and celebrated character in the new autobiography Being Gary Fisher and The Bicycle Revolution. Fisher is best known as one of the pioneers of mountain biking in the 1970s, and for his line of bikes in the 1980s, 90s and 00s, and this new book tells the story of his unconventional path to cycling-legend status.
Being Gary Fisher and The Bicycle Revolution comes in a beautifully quirky design by Bluetrain Publishing that reflects Fisher's larger-than-life personality and details his larger-than-life life, from being the kid who fell in love with cycling (until he was thrown out of the road-racing scene for having hair that was 'too long') to pioneering the sport of mountain biking and subsequently establishing his own bike brand.
Fisher's life has been a wild ride, but is one that he tells honestly and in detail with the help of BikePerfect consulting editor Guy Kesteven, with the book also featuring a number of fantastic photographs on every page.
"My story is about discovering how you can do things differently," Fisher said in a press release on Tuesday. "Did I ever expect mountain bikes to get this popular? Well, yes. But what I didn't expect was how far people would take them."
Being Gary Fisher and The Bicycle Revolution is available now. Visit trekbikes.com for more information.