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CANCELLED: Sarah Rebolloso McCullough: "Groovin' and Movin': Mountain Biking, Counterculture, and the Grateful Dead"

November 20, 2013 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm  |  California Room


What does mountain biking have to do with the Grateful Dead? This talk will discuss the intricate role the counterculture played upon the innovation of mountain biking, begun in the hills of Marin county in the early 1970s. The scene and culture surrounding the Grateful Dead and the San Francisco music scene proved crucial to building the social networks and bodily desires from which mountain biking emerged.

Sarah Rebolloso McCullough studies the role of bodily sensation and ability in the making of technology and the built environment. McCullough is the Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities at UC San Diego and received her PhD in Cultural Studies from UC Davis. She has published articles in Fashion Theory and thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory & culture (available online), and is currently working on a manuscript on the origins of mountain biking. She is also the curator of the Mountain Biking History & Culture Archive.

This talk is presented by the McHenry Library and cosponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research. For more information, including disabled access, please contact Robin Chandler:, (831) 459-4212.


November 20, 2013
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm