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From Al Maunz: Scan of front page of The Chronicle, Crested Butte, Colorado. September 29, 1978. Volume 16, Number 46. Photograph of "Klunker Boys," Pearl Pass Klunker Tour (photograph by Dan Peha).

These are images of the 6th annual Pearl Pass Tour applications and envelop received by Wende Cragg.

The importance of the emerging counter culture, and its role in the popularization of the sport, can be seen in places outside of Marin County. Riders in Crested Bute Colorado, had similar interests in Mountain Biking, and were shunned by the elite…

The Grubstake was a bar in downtown Crested Butte, CO where mountain bikers gathered and used as a passing for Pearl Pass Klunker Tour.

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…

This article is about the first annual event in which the clunkers, a small group of bikers from Marin County, took their clunkers and rode through the 12,700 foot Pearl Pass and coasted through Aspen. Through this, they began to spread the…

This is a document titled, "Pearl Pass highlights the history of bikes in the Rockies" and is about how Klunkers would bike from Crested Butte to Aspen through the Pearl Pass. This document emphasizes how the California riders came to Colorado to…

The following is Wende Cragg's copy of the Seventh Annual Crested Butte to Aspen Pearl Pass Klunker Tour registration form mailed out to her. This year,1982, features an option "to hell with Murdoch's bean sprout stew, and join the members of the…

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