Charlie Kelly shreds Repack. Photo: Wende Cragg
KLUNKERZ, the critically acclaimed film that details mountain biking's origins, will be showing at the Fairfax Documentary Film Festival on Friday, March 28th. The first showing, at 7:30 p.m., sold out quickly, so the festival added another showing at 10 p.m. This will be a special screening of the popular film, as the parking lot of the Fairfax Theater is where some of the first organized mountain bike rides in history began in 1974. Additionally, many of the cast and crew members will be in attendance and participating in a Q&A after the film.
Peri's Silver Dollar, a local bar just up the street from the theater, is hosting a photo exhibit of Wende Cragg's shots from 1976-78. There will be music by The RoadOilers, who contributed to the soundtrack of the film, as well as a vintage bike display. KLUNKERZ debuted in early 2007. It has now played in dozens festivals across the globe. According to filmmaker Billy Savage, "international audiences are amazed to see who this small group of hippie/athletes from Marin County created a pass time for the masses, a multi-billion dollar industry, and an Olympic event."