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Interbike announces IB Award nominees in athlete, advocacy and supplier categories

Published August 3, 2016
Cannondale, Accell, QBP, and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation are among the nominees.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the final round of nominees for the 2016 Interbike Awards, including nominees in the athlete, advocacy and supplier categories.

The award winners will be announced at the IB Awards Gala at Interbike next month.

The complete list of nominees is at interbike.com/events/ib-awards-night.

VeloNews selected the nominees for excellence in the following categories for the race year 2016: Domestic Road Cyclist of the Year (female), Domestic Road Cyclist of the Year (male), Domestic Cyclocross Rider of the Year (female), Domestic Cyclocross Rider of the Year (male) and Domestic Mountain Bike Race of the Year. Nominated athletes include Kristin Armstrong, Neilson Powless, Jeremy Powers, and Katie Compton.

PeopleForBikes chose the advocacy award nominations within the Next Generation Award and Leadership Award categories. Nominees include the Youth Bike Summit, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Seleta Reynolds, GM, the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation, Bike to School Challenge (Northeast Ohio Schools) and more.

The National Bicycle Dealers Association chose the supplier/distributor awards under several categories, including The Profitability Award – Bike, The Service Award, Brand of the Year and many more. Nominees include Cannondale, QBP, Specialized, J&B, Accell and Serfas. Finalists were chosen based on key performance indicators provided by NPD and derived from its bicycle retailer panel. A dealer survey was then conducted to allow dealers to choose the best performers from the list of companies.

New for 2016, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association will hand out an award for Next Generation Rider of the Year, and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association will present the Interbike Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Flagg, the co-founder of QBP.

The gala is set to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Tickets can be purchased during the Interbike registration process. The 2015 IB Awards sold-out in advance of the event, but should tickets still be available on-site, prices will be $125 at the door. Those interested in attending are encouraged to secure their tickets early.

A limited number of private tables and sponsorship opportunities are available and can be purchased directly through Interbike. Contact Andria Klinger at 949-226-5745 or andria.klinger@interbike.com for more information.

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