Sponsors from the past

The CB Klunker Collection is very thankful for the past support of Mountain Bike history provided by Kona!

Crested Butte Heritage Museum Hours
The Home of CB Klunkers

Winter: 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM 
  11:00 AM to 5:30 PM 
  * Closed seasonally

$5.00 Museum Admission Fee Charged

For more Museum info, call the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum at (970) 349-1880. For Crested Butte Klunkers Call Kay and Don 970.349.6482 or email: mtnbhof@yahoo.com

We are now the Crested Butte Klunker Collection

The Crested Butte Klunker Collection is in Crested Butte! Formerly the MBHOF

Come and see our Klunker Exhibit which highlights the Historic Pearl Pass Tour to Aspen, Fat Tire Bike Week and CBMBA . The exhibit features Klunkers, Hi Tech Vintage Bikes and townies. Our biking collection consists of items of memorabilia, including vintage bikes, components, classic photos, press clippings and stories from historic races and events.

The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is open at its new location in Fairfax California. Here is their Website! Marin Museum of Bicycling To Join the Mountain Bike Hall Of Fame in Marin Click HERE!

Read the Crested Butte News Story about the move. The Marin Indepedent Journal Published this Story!

This is now The Crested Butte Klunker Collection website. We offer cyber travelers a way to educate themselves on mountain bike history without a trip to the Fairfax or Crested Butte museums. Check out the ARCHIVES section for magazines, vintage catalogues and photos. We have listed other websites on our Great Web Links page that have lots of historic information and photos. Check them out!!!

The Crested Butte Museum


Click on the link above to get all the details about the physical museum; Hours and Admission Costs. 


Physical Address:  331 Elk Avenue Crested Butte, at the corner of 4th and Elk, in Downtown, Crested Butte.

Mailing Address:  Museum PO Box 2480, Crested Butte, CO 81224
CB Klunker Collection PO Box 1198, Crested Butte, CO 81224



The Clunker Cam is LIVE Crested Butte.

Free Hub Magazine Story about the 2022 Pearl Pass Tour

2024 Pearl Pass Tour! September 6th, 7th and 8th. 48th Annual!

Plan to COME ! Oldest MTB Event in the World !

Check out the Pearl Pass Tour Facebook Page

The 48th Annual Pearl Pass Tour to Aspen will be on the weekend of September 6-8th and 10th, 2024. If you would like to join the 48th Annual Tour please plan to be in Crested Butte on the morning of the 8th. We meet at the CB Mountain Heritage Museum at 8:30 am and the Tour leaves at 9:00 am sharp. Its a 2-Day ride for everyone this year unless you want to pedal on your own on Monday! Klunkers are WELCOME!!!There will be a Camp-out on Saturday Ride to Aspen on Sunday and back to Crested Butte Monday.  It is a 38 mile ride. Needless to say, make sure you are in top shape if you plan to ride this tour. Some folks arrange to have friends or loved ones pick them up in Aspen. Email us for more info or to let us know you are coming for the weekend ride and camp, aussy8754@gmail.com.
Weather permiting, this tour will be cancelled if there is too much snow or rain!

Email Austin at aussy8754@gmail.com or call Austin at 303.667.9692

The oldest mountain bike event in the world is repeated year after year on a September weekend. The first tour happened in 1976 when a group of Crested Butte rowdies pedaled and pushed their one-speed klunkers over the 12,705 ft. pass and on into Aspen. They didn't know what they were creating.

Wende Cragg Photo Gallery

Go to this PHOTO GALLERY page to see an awesome collection of Wende Cragg pictures fom the late 1970's through the early 1980's. These photos are from Marin County, Crested Butte and the Sierra Nevada. There are great pics of Repack and The Pearl Pass Tour. You may recognize some of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Inductees such as Gary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly and many more!  The Captions are now updated.  These photo are copyrighted. Please do not reproduce them without Wende's permission. Contact us if you want to get a hold of Ms. Cragg.

2024 Pearl Pass Tour to Aspen September 6-8


2014 Pearl Pass Tour - A Great Time

For 2014 Pearl Pass Tour pictures check out the Pearl Pass Facebook Page!!!

Pearl Pass Summit 1983

PPKT 8, 1983. The crew? Motley, to be sure! The bunch to the left are the 8 of us-3 Matts, 2 Joes, a Josh, a Fred, and an Eric-who packed Spike Riboli's '69 Chevy wagon, Hebdog's '71 Super Beetle, and Muireye and ShredReady's '64 21 window bus (later to be mine in '91), and spent a week getting to, pushing up, and riding back out of Cedar Grove up into Rae Lakes Basin and a patch of JMT/PCT at the crest of the Sierra, before heading to the Butte and Fat Tire Bike Week. Left to right, zigzagging through us all: Matthew T Murray, GP Joey Petersen, Joe 'Spike' Riboli,Joshua Josephson, EricBeneken, ShredReadyFreddy Falk, MattHebberd, yours truly Hansquini, Charlie Cunningham, and The Witz Marc Horwitz. My Trailmaster was a mere few months old at this point, if even that, but already well versed in bikepile! An epic 2+ week roadtrip that we celebrated a 20th reunion of with a week in Oregon.

New Fairfax Location

The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is now located at 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, California

Buffalo Soldiers Web Link

In 1897, 20 soldiers, an army surgeon and a reporter led by Lt. James A. Moss, rode bicycles from Fort Missoula in Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. The trip was made as an experiment to see whether the bicycle could serve a useful purpose in the Army. 1890s America was also experiencing a bicycle-craze due to the recent invention of the "safety bicycle" (a bicycle with wheels of equal size and chain driven). Accounts make it clear that Moss had a romantic streak, and enjoyed the outdoors, as well as what he referred to as "the poetry of cycling".

A fun Poster!