news Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Celebration
Join the celebration at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Fairfax during their biggest event of the year! Friday, September 21 kicks off an extra special weekend of fun with Hall Of Fame luminaries and friends from around the world at the 2018 Induction Celebration at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Fairfax, California.
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees!
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has announced the names of the six individuals to be inducted, following the tabulation of 2018 ballots. The inductee-elects are Josh Bender, Ken Chlouber, the Kennett Bros (Simon, Paul & Jonathan) and Steve Peat.
These individuals will be officially honored t the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame’s induction weekend, Friday and Saturday September 21 – 22 at the Mountain Bike Museum in Fairfax. The weekend’s events include an opportunity to meet and socialize Friday night; celebrity rides on the trails of Mt. Tamalpais on Saturday morning; and Saturday night’s festive dinner and induction ceremony.
These 2018 Inductees represent diverse mountain biking backgrounds and expertise:
Josh “Bender” quickly made himself a name in the emerging Freeride scene in the late 1990s. 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 futuristic bike designs, spectacular stunts and crashes, Bender became a household name in mountain biking.
On August 13, 1994, with the deafening blast of an 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.
Over the last 30 years the Kennett Brothers – Simon, Paul and Jonathan – have completely transformed off-road riding in New Zealand by organizing world-class events, promoting rides through their national guidebooks, building sustainable trails coupled with mass tree planting and winning wide support for mountain bike access.
Steve has had an illustrious career racing downhill mountain bikes that has spanned nearly 25 years starting in the early 1990s. He had early success in the sport and has been a favorite with fans around the world. Hailing from Sheffield, England, “Sheffield Steel”, or “Peaty”, has always contributed and given back to the sport.
Schedule of Events for the 2018 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Tickets are on sale now for the September 21-22 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Weekend events, including the 2018 induction ceremony and the other great events.
Event #1 – Friday evening Meet and Greet at the Hall!
Hang with the Legends! September 21st, 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Come meet the 2018 inductee-elects Josh Bender, Ken Chlouber, Steve Peat and the Simon Kennett of New Zealand’s Kennett Brothers.
Event #2 – Saturday morning Ride with the Legends!
Saturday morning mountain bike ride and lunch. September 22nd. Ride leaves the Hall of Fame at 9:00 AM and returns at about 12:00 Noon. BBQ lunch served from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Come ride with the legends on some of mountain biking’s most celebrated routes including White Hill Railroad Grade and Camp Tamarancho Single Track and Flow Trail.
Event #3 – THE MAIN EVENT: Saturday evening dinner and induction ceremony
September 22nd, Dinner from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Induction Ceremony from 7:30 – 9:00 PM. Honoring the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees while enjoying a fabulous Paella dinner. NOTE: SEATING IS VERY LIMITED – this event sells out quickly, so purchase your event tickets ASAP!
To whet your appetite, here’s a quick video from a recent Induction Weekend Celebration –
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Weekend Recap (Trailer) from Reel23Films.