news Mountain Bike Hall Of Fame 2016 Voting Period Ends 7/15
Only a limited time remains to vote for the 2016 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductees. Each year between three and seven individuals or groups are inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Candidates are proposed for the ballot through a nomination process and then voted on by members of the Hall of Fame / Marin Museum of Bicycling. Any member of the MBHoF or Marin Museum of Bicycling is eligible to vote – and you can join here.
Members now have the opportunity to vote for up to four of the following candidates:
2016 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Candidates
September ’84, Pearl Pass Tour, Hank Barlow worked support, rode the pass, returned to town with a completely mad idea—start a mountain bike magazine.
Seemed like a great idea despite zero experience in the publishing world—but at least some as a writer, mostly on skiing, but a couple of mountain bike articles for Cyclist Magazine too.
In 2005, Jeff Archer founded the Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology (MOMBAT), which is housed at First Flight Bicycles, his bicycle retail store in historic Downtown Statesville, NC.
The shop has been honored with numerous local and national awards including being voted the #3 bike shop in America by the Active Times.
Josh Bender, aka Bender, quickly made himself a name in the emerging Freeride scene in the late 1990’s. His name became synonymous for going big on a mountain bike, hucking off cliffs very few dared, at heights the sport hadn’t seen.
With very futuristic bike designs, spectacular stunts and crashes, Bender became a household name in mountain biking.
On August 13, 1994, with the deafening blast of the old double barrel shotgun echoing off the surrounding 14,000 ft. mountains, Ken Chlouber changed the face of mountain bike racing forever.
Ken is the founder of the iconic Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race. He is a true pioneer in the sport of ultra-endurance mountain bike racing.
Due to Matt Fritzinger’s efforts forming the NorCal High School Cycling League (NorCal League) in 2001 and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) in 2009, nearly 10,000 student-athletes and 3,500 coaches will participate across the country in interscholastic mountain biking this year alone, with an anticipated 20,000 student-athletes in 2020.
Missy Giove was one of mountain bike racing’s first mainstream female superstars. She is the all-time leader in NORBA downhill wins with 14, and is fourth on the World Cup list with 11.
Missy’s other accomplishments include three overall NORBA downhill crowns, two World Cup overalls, and the 1994 world championship title.
Dozens of multi-day mountain bike stage races can be found all around the world today, including grand events such as the TransAlp Challenge in Europe, BC Bike Race and Breck Epic in North America, Trans Andes Challenge in South America and Cape Epic in South Africa.
They all have Roman Urbina to thank.
Pure passion is something that cannot be replaced with anything else.
Wolfgang Renner has contributed to mountain biking on many levels as a manufacturer, journalist, race organizer, traveler and 3-D photographer. In a nutshell, he is mountain biking’s first advocate and promoter in Europe.
Choose Four and Vote Now!
Only members can vote! You can join the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame here.
The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame online voting is quicker and easier this year! Just click on the vote button, confirm that you’re a member, and vote away. The nominating committee will count the votes from current active members only and release the results when ready.
The polls close July 15th, so don’t delay- vote today!