The $399 State Klunker Challenge Episode 2: Building The Bike

For 2021, the challenge will be focused on State Bicycle Co’s $399 Klunker, and you’re invited. Welcome to the party of champions. Order your Klunker here:

Challenge Details:

Phase 1 – Party Of Champions in Virgin, UT
We’re all going to ride our bone-stock State Klunkers on Jem trail near Virgin, UT. We’ll be riding our Klunkers April 17th on the Jem trail.

Phase 2 – Paint Contest
Participants will paint/decorate/accessorize their State Klunkers in a contest to see who’s is "best." Max budget of $40 in materials. Viewers will vote on the winner.

Phase 3 – The Upgrade Contest
Participants can spend as much money as they want upgrading their klunker. Feel free to get creative. We’ll be riding these in Moab, UT, where eBikes aren’t allowed, so no motors please.

Phase 4 – The Party of Lunatics in Moab, UT
We’ll wrap the challenge up in Moab, UT in the fall. Dates TBD. Feel free to bring ANY klunker for this challenge, even if you didn’t buy a $399 State Klunker. The plan is to ride big mesa, big lonely, and
ramblin trails.

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