"Klunkerz" screening in Park City

"Klunkerz" will be screened in Park City, Utah, on Sunday, January 21, at the X-Dance Film Festival, a four-day showcase for action sports films. Back in the 1970s, a group of Bay Area thrill-seekers, including Gary Fisher, started bombing down Mount Tamalpais on beater bikes salvaged from the dump thereby starting the sport of mountain biking. Fast forward to 2007 with Billy Savage’s documentary "Klunkerz" revealing more about those early days of mountain biking.

Klunkerz was a two-year project for Savage. The former skateboarder and lifetime mountain biker collected archival footage and still photography from those early days on Mt. Tamalpais and culled interviews with biking pioneers to help recreate the scene that sparked mountain biking as we know it. The feature-length documentary premiered in October 2006 and has been playing at select film festivals.

Gary Fisher will be on hand for the screening along with Savage. After the screening, they will field questions from the audience. Fisher will be awarded the X-Dance Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors pioneers in all action sports, not just mountain biking.

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