Supporters launch crowdfunding campaign to support Charlie Kelly’s mountain bike history archive

By Stephen Frothingham

SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Supporters have started a campaign to help mountain bike author and historian Charlie Kelly preserve and digitize his collection of mountain bike documents.

Kelly’s archive includes historic documents from the earliest years of the sport through the 1990s. Kelly, who is retired, has been paying about $300 a month for a storage unit to contain the collection.

Last year Kelly and some supporters launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to launch a website based on the archive. The campaign did not reach its goal and, by the rules of Kickstarter, no funds were received.

Now Rob Korotky has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a $12,000 goal. The project’s goals are to keep the archive alive, to begin digitizing it and to begin developing a website. All donations from the campaign will go toward the project.

More information: gofundme.com/mountain-bike-legacy-project

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News