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Mountain Bike Hall of Fame opens nominations for 2016 inductees

Published March 14, 2016

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2016 class of inductees. The deadline for submissions is April 15. Each year between three and five individuals are inducted. The only exception was in 1988 when 10 people were inducted.

The industry is encouraged to submit nominations for any individual whose activities in mountain biking have made a significant contribution to the sport or someone who’s had a lasting influence on a national or international level.

Inductee candidates are selected for the ballot by the MBOF’s nomination committee from the nominations received. Anyone can submit a nomination for someone who they feel is worthy of induction. The MBOF will no longer use categories to allow more flexibility. The nomination committee fact checks and vets all the nominations. The approved nominees for the ballot are announced in the spring and put up on the website to be introduced to the membership.

Shortly afterwards, voting begins and all members of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are eligible to vote. The members cast their votes, the Hall of Fame staff counts the votes and publishes the results. The MBOF will announce the new Inductee-elects on its website, social media and through email blasts, and will christen the new inductees at an induction ceremony at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in Fairfax, Calif., Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2016.

The MBHOF especially encourages riders and fans from outside of the U.S. to submit nominations for international candidates.

The nominating form is available online. All nominations and any questions can be sent to nominees@mmbhof.org.

 

 

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