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Mountain Bike Hall of Fame opens nomination period

Published March 15, 2017

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Nominations for induction to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are being accepted through April 15.

Each year, three to seven individuals or groups are inducted. Anyone can submit a nomination for someone they feel is worthy of induction and meets the published criteria. The candidates, or their authorized representatives must grant permission to be considered. It is up to the nominator to obtain their permission.

The nominations and permissions are submitted to the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, which does fact-checking, checks for complete and persuasive submission materials, and vets all of the candidates.

The candidates that are approved by the Nominating Committee will be announced in the spring and the official candidate ballot and bios will be posted on the website for everyone to review.

All current members of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame then cast their votes and the winners are inducted at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be Sept. 22-23 this year.

This year there are three candidates that will be rolled forward onto the 2017 Provisional Ballot. Once someone is on the ballot, they stay for five years or until they are elected or retired. The three are Leadville Trail 100 founder Ken Chlouber, freeride pioneer Josh Bender and European race organizer, advocate, journalist and manufacturer Wolfgang Renner.

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