‘Klunkers and Stumpjumpers’

‘Klunkers and Stumpjumpers’

Once upon a time, Klunker bikes gathered at the base of an undeveloped Awbrey Butte. Members of Klisters Corner and the Black Rock Riders would put in hours on their klunkers, ‘dirt bombing’ down old logging roads on bikes never meant for such terrain and returning with skinned legs and arms and grins from ear to ear.

Their exploratory journeys formed the basis for mountain biking history in Central Oregon.

The Deschutes Historical Museum celebrates this journey with a new exhibit, Klunkers and Stumpjumpers: A History on Two Wheels. Using journals, sketches, early prototypes and gear from the pioneers of this now modern sport, we invite visitors to step back in time when there were only trails to be blazed.

Join the Museum as they host a celebration of the mountain bike community, honoring local Mountain Bike trail blazers for their contribution to the world of Mountain Biking, and for making this exhibit possible.

Two Goats Hoppin teamed up with the event and you can find our Bend, Oregon Mountain Biker sticker for sale there, or here on our website if they're sold out at the event.

The event begins April 1st and you can visit the museum located at 129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend, OR.    Call 541-389-1813 for more details.

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