The Great Mountain Biking Video

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Patty Mooney and Mark Schulze Marry on Mountain Bikes in Cleveland National Forest, 1987 - Photo by Rolf Schulze

The Great Mountain Biking Video is a mountain biking instructional videotape, produced in 1987 and released in 1988 by San Diego, USA video production company New & Unique Videos.[1]


Patty Mooney[2] and Mark Schulze, an early user of the Helmet camera, learned about the sport of Mountain biking while in Canada in 1986. In 1987, the couple produced the mountain biking video, The Great Mountain Biking Video.[3][4][5] The video featured mountain-bike racing professionals Ned Overend, Martha Kennedy, John Tomac, Julia Ingersoll, Tinker Juarez, Trials rider, Kevin Norton and Olympian John Howard (cyclist) who instructed viewers on how to properly ride a mountain bike.

The video was favorably reviewed by Video Choice,[6] The Video Rating Guide for Libraries,[7] and Billboard Magazine. It was officially endorsed by the National Off-Road Bike Association, now a division of USA Cycling.

Ned Overend Appearing in The Great Mountain Biking Video

The Great Mountain Bike Video was one of the first instructional videos demonstrating mountain biking techniques, and also includes early use of the Helmet camera.[2][8][9]


  1. ^ "Couple's Videos are New & Unique" by Manny Cruz, San Diego Daily Transcript, December 10, 1992, p.5A
  2. ^ a b Heidi Richards. "This Business Woman is a Maverick in Video Production".
  3. ^ "New Mt. Bike Video Released," American Bicyclist & Motorcyclist, August 1989, p.98
  4. ^ Overend Edmund | MTB Biker | Database
  5. ^ Also in Outdoors: Sun Valley gears up for bike mania; hundreds to descend on resort community
  6. ^ "The Great Mountain Biking Video," Video Choice, January 1989, p.43
  7. ^ "The Great Mountain Biking Video" by Tim R. Phillips, Video Rating Guide for Libraries Winter 1990, p.158
  8. ^ "The Father of the Helmet Cam ". Mountain Bike Tales.
  9. ^ The Most Influential Gear of All Time: The Helmet Cam. Outside Online May 21, 2012
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  • "The Great Mountain Biking Video" Review by Sue-Ellen Beauregard, Booklist, May 1, 1989, p. 1565
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