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Growth of biking tourism in Crested Butte as a result of Pearl Pass ride

Milling around at the top of Pearl, Pearl Pass Tour, September 1979. Taken from a distance to the east. Jeeps to left. About 20 people standing around including Joe Breeze on right pointing to Aspen. Credit Joe Breeze for the description.

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Heading up Paradise Divide out of Crested Butte, Colorado, September 1979. View is towards Paradise Divide. Left to right: Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly, Gary Fisher, and James Macway. One of my favorite shots. This picture I really liked especially,…

Finish banner at the Hotel Jerome, Fourth Annual Crested Butte to Aspen [(via) Pearl Pass] Klunker Tour, Aspen, Colorado, September 1979. (credit Joe Breeze)

This picture really reflects the end of the Pearl Pass tour in my opinion. It captures…

Authored by Joe Breeze. This is a picture of the fourth annual (third actual) Pearl Pass Klunker Tour start line and Banner. This event takes place on Saturday September 22, 1979 near Grubstake Saloon in Crested Butte, where Klunkers bike from…

Authored by Joe Breeze. This is a picture of Wende Cragg posing with her 1978 Breezer at Pearl Pass's false summit. This picture was taken during the 1979 Pearl Tour. She is wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt standing in front of Castle Peak. This…

Authored by Joe Breeze. This picture was taken outside the Grubstake Saloon in Crested Butte, CO on September 1978. In this picture was a group of Klunkers getting ready for their first Pearl Pass Tour. This was the Marin group’s first trip to…

Charlie Kelly, cracks a funny upon arrival at the Jerome Bar. Celebrating at the finish of the Fourth Annual Crested Butte to Aspen [(via) Pearl Pass] Klunker Tour, outside the Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colorado, September 1979. [Orig. “SEP 79P5,…

Outside the Hotel Jerome at the finish of the Fourth Annual Crested Butte to Aspen [(via) Pearl Pass] Klunker Tour. A rider from Denver? and Joe Breeze. Credit Wende Cragg. [Orig. “SEP 79P5, #33”] Bike (Ger.), 7/95, p. 88

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“One-speed or die,” was his rallying cry. A well-shod Chris McManus cools off at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen after a hard day’s work on Pearl. Celebrating at the finish of the Fourth Annual Crested Butte to Aspen [(via) Pearl Pass] Klunker Tour,…
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