WriterJeffrey Abelson, William Savage GenresDocumentary, Short Film, Sports CastGary Fisher, Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly, Tom Ritchey, Mike Sinyard Similar moviesChasing Legends (2010), One Crazy Ride (2009), A Sunday in Hell (1977), Asiemut (2006), The Armstrong Lie (2013)
TaglineIn the late 1960s through the 1970s a group of cyclists in Northern California's Marin County turned the bicycle world upside-down by taking their adventures off-road.
Klunkerz: A Film About Mountain Bikes is a 2006 documentary about mountain bike history during its formative period in Northern California. It examines the relationships of the Marin County hippies, athletes, and entrepreneurs who were directly responsible for popularizing off-road cycling. The film includes many interviews with those present during the embryonic stages of the sport, including Gary Fisher, Charlie Kelly, Joe Breeze, Tom Ritchey, Mike Sinyard, and Otis Guy, and covers "the treacherous old Repack races." The film was written, produced, and directed by independent California filmmaker Billy Savage and released on October 8, 2006.
Festivals and awards
"2009 Cycling Film of the Year" (Competitor Film Festival, San Diego)
"Make Your Own Legends Award" (Boulder Adventure Film Festival)
2007 "Documentary - Feature Jury Commendation" (Durango Independent Film Festival)
Festivals - Official Selection
2006 Mill Valley Film Festival
2007 Durango Independent Film Festival
2007 Newport Beach Film Festival
San Luis Obispo Film Festival
2007 Bicycle Film Festival (New York City, NY)
Competitor Film Festival (San Diego)
International Bicycling Film Festival (Sydney and Melbourne, Australia)
2008 International Cycling Video Festival (Bochum, Germany)