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Haro doesn’t do a lot of things at half speed, so when we heard that they were releasing a book on the history of Haro’s freestyle team and bike program, we couldn’t wait. If you are just as excited to look back at one of the most iconic brands in BMX, now is your chance to sneak a peek at the book, with many of the riders who are showcased in it. Here is what Haro had to say about the book and 30 years in BMX.
“With a continued focus on our unique history, Haro Bikes is proudly set to release volume 1 of our pioneering story in BMX Freestyle at the end of May 2013. Bob Haro founded the Company in 1978, and is regarded as the architect of what is now a celebrated and high profile modern day action sport. “The Rise of BMX Freestyle”, a 144 page hardback book written for Haro Bikes in 2012 by English writer and BMX historian Dom Phipps, tracks the earliest period of the Haro Bikes story with an entertaining perspective on the emerging sport, and the unique characters that energized and drove the early Freestyle movement.
Personal images and recollection from every rider that represented the Haro Freestyle team during the period 1980 – 1986, brings new insight and a real sense of nostalgia. Bob Haro offers his own thoughts and memories of the period in the book forward, and also contributes some images from his own archives. A written perspective from the current Haro Chief; Joe Hawk, concludes the book and reflects on the period with a genuine appreciation for the deep roots that Haro Bikes has in BMX and his desire to make sure it remains an integral part of company culture.
The Rise of BMX Freestyle will be available to buy worldwide from the Haro Bikes website on Friday May 31st at a cost of $39.99 (freight, duty, and taxes not included).”
About Haro Bicycles:
Haro is a recognized leader in providing innovative performance bikes and parts to the BMX Race, Freestyle, and Mountain Bike markets. The company currently has over 1500 dealer locations throughout the United States and distributors in more than 60 countries worldwide. Bob Haro, widely known in the BMX industry as the catalyst for the sport and pop culture that would become known as BMX Freestyle. founded Haro Bikes in 1978. For more information, including recent company news and an online catalog, please visit http://www.harobikes.com.