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Breaking Away cast reunion planned for Interbike

Published September 1, 2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Several of the stars of the 1979 film "Breaking Away" will reunite at the Interbike Awards Gala during the expo this month.

Members set to appear include the film's main character, Dennis Christopher (Dave Stoller), Jackie Earle Haley (Moocher), Paul Dooley (Ray Stoller) and Dennis Quaid (Mike). 

The gala is planned for Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

"Jay Wolff of Helen's Cycles in Santa Monica, Calif., was the mastermind behind the reunion concept," said Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike. "Jay was instrumental in helping to put these guys together at Interbike to celebrate a film that brought our sport to the big screen in the late '70s. Interbike attendees and exhibitors are going to want to be part of this special night."

"Breaking Away" won several awards in 1980, including a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and an Oscar for Best Writing/Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Christopher won the Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture, and Dooley won a National Board of Review, USA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Several cycling industry celebrities and athletes are also confirmed as presenters for the IB awards gala, including Cadel Evans, John Eustice, Greg Herbold and Gary Fisher.

The Interbike Awards will honor achievements from the 2015 product year as well as the 2014 and 2015 race season. For Interbike attendees, tickets for the Gala can be purchased during the Interbike registration process. Special advanced ticket pricing for the event is $100 per person, and includes the evening reception, beer and wine, a sit-down dinner along with the awards show entertainment; $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to World Bicycle Relief.

For Interbike exhibitors, single tickets and number of private tables are available and can be purchased directly through Interbike. Contact Sarah Timleck, Interbike's marketing director, at (949) 226-5799 or for more information.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available and can be purchased directly through Interbike. Contact Andria Klinger, Interbike's sales director, at (949) 226-5745 or for more information. 

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