LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame will be inducting into the “Hall” three praiseworthy individuals and one monumental group on Wednesday, September 22, 6 p.m., after the first day of the Interbike Show.
Don and Kay Cook, directors of the MBHOF are thrilled about this year’s collection. "We have an influential set of individuals this year and their inclusion will help the status of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame," they said.
The inductees selected for placement into the 2010 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are; John Ker, the legendary photographer for Mountain Bike Action, Jim Wannamaker (pictured), a knowledgeable, likeable, hard working ambassador for mountain biking and rider/racer support, Alan Bonds, an integral part of the early Marin County fat-tire scene and the “Fro Riders", Wade Simmons, Richie Schley and Brett Tippie, pioneers of the movement known as free-riding.
Kicking off the evening will be the Master of Ceremonies, Don Cook, who will announce the presenters before each inductee. Jimmy McIlvain, Jerry Bliton and Darren Salsburry, Billy Savage and Hans Rey have been asked to introduce their chosen inductee(s) with fitting words and accolades.
The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a down-to-earth event amidst the glitter and glamour of Vegas. It’s a throw back to the roots of the sport. The early induction ceremonies were held during Fat Tire Bike Week in Crested Butte, Colorado. Crested Butte is still home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame’s museum. With over a hundred inductees, expect to see many mountain bike legends in attendance.
Each Inductee will receive a unique one-of-a-kind Earth Studio trophy, a Gore Bike Wear Jacket and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame memorabilia.
Colorado based New Belgium Brewery will provide attendees with Fat Tire Ale which will be served in complimentary Mountain Bike Hall of Fame logo pint glasses to the first 50 attendees.