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OUTset Festival: Klunkerz
Tuesday 21 March
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
Pioneering cyclists combine junkyard bikes and scavenged motorcycle parts and turn the fledgling sport of off-road cycling into today’s billion dollar mountain biking industry.
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Long before the mountain bike entered our global consciousness, the cycling enthusiasts of Northern California’s Marin County rode modified pre-WWII bicycles down the slopes of Mount Tamalpais. They developed their bikes through rigorous field-testing, often risking life and limb to do so. Some of these cyclists were Category-1 road racers looking for a new way to train during the off-season. Others were simply fun-loving hippies looking for a new way to commune with nature. Their early bikes were scavenged from dumpsters and junkyards. It was from these humble beginnings that a multi-billion dollar industry, a form of recreation for the masses, and an Olympic event, were born. These hefty steeds were affectionately known as Klunkerz.
This event is not wheelchair accessible.