We’re taking an old-fashion road trip to the west coast for the NEW Mountain Bike Hall of Fame (MBHOF) Grand Opening.
Mountain bike legends from the Marin County klunker revolution have facilitated the MBHOF’s move from it’s humble beginnings in Crested Butte, CO to the large and refined Marin Museum of Bicycling at the foot of historic Mount Tamalpais in Fairfax, CA. In case you are unfamiliar, the trails on Mount Tam are widely regarded as the birthplace of mountain biking. In the 1970s, mountain biking pioneers such as Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, and Charlie Kelly blazed the trails on modified pre-war Schwinn Fat Tire bicycles. “Klunking” eventually launched what we know as modern day mountain biking.
We’re heading to the MBHOF to interview such legends as Joe Breeze (Breezer), Charlie Cunningham (Cunningham Bicycles), Jacquie Phelan (WOMBAT), Ross Shafer (Salsa Cycles), Steve Potts (Steve Potts Bicycles), and Chris Chance (Fat Chance) for the next installments of the TPC Museum Series. To interview these legends of mountain biking will be a great honor and we’re excited by the opportunity to preserve the history of their contributions.
Note: The Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum is still open with great mountain bike history some really cool exhibits! Let’s not forget, those klunkers from California would travel to Crested Butte every year (and some still do) for the Pearl Pass Klunker Ride and the most extreme mountain biking on the map.