For Immediate Release
The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame announces its 2014 Class of Inductees:
- Jenn Dice, a highly successful representative for the sport in the halls of government
- Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain, writer-editor extraordinaire for Mountain Bike Action
- Leigh Donovan, a racer with multiple accomplishments, ambassador for the sport
- Koski Family/Cove Bike Shop, a creative family that helped launch our industry
The induction ceremony will be held:
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014,
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom L
Reception: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Induction Ceremony: 6:15 to 7:15 PM
Closing Announcements: 7:15 to 7:30 PM
Elected by a vote of past Hall of Fame Inductees and current Hall of Fame members, the class of 2014 will be welcomed into the Hall during the Interbike trade show. The September 10 ceremony takes place the first evening of the indoor show and precedes that evening's CrossVegas races (Elite categories). All Interbike attendees and the public are invited. Mark your calendars!
The 2014 class of Hall of Fame inductees are:
Jenn Dice: Advocacy Jenn directed Government Relations for the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) from 2001 to 2013, creating key partnerships at the Federal and State level and achieved positive change in how mountain bikes are viewed and managed in the National Park Service. Jenn has been honored by several organizations for her work and accomplishments. She currently directs the People for Bikes Business Network.
Jimmy "Mac" McIlvain: Journalism Jimmy Mac has been chronicling the mountain bike scene from the first NORBA nationals, 1983, when he showed up to take photos. He began working for Mountain Bike Action in 1994; he became Editor of that key publication in 2001. His monthly column, the Mac Attack, amused, infuriated, motivated and edified riders on subjects ranging from trail advocacy to music for our rides. His reporting on new mountain biking technologies always reflects his intelligent, balanced manner, with opinions that have proven correct over time. He retires from MBA with the October 2014 issue and has been a great asset to the sport.
Koski Family's Cove Bike Shop: Pioneers The Koski Family (Dad Earl, Mom Lil, sister Kris, and brothers Erik, Dave and Don), ran The Cove Bike Shop in Tiburon, California. In the 1970s they built this family shop into the first off-road bicycle shop and a key resource and supplier for the budding mountain bike industry. Among their productions were the famed Cook Brothers fork – the first off-road production fork-- and the industry’s first mail-order source for mountain bike parts, the revered “Trailmaster” catalog of 1980.
Leigh Donovan, Racing A national and world-title BMX racer as a child , Leigh started mountain biking in her 20s and began winning races. In 1995, on the Mongoose team, she won the triple crown: the national slalom championship, national downhill championship and the world championship. Winner of nine US National Championships, a UCI Downhill Championship, the 1995 World Championship and 2001 World Cup Dual championship, Leigh retired in 2001, continued to serve the racing community in multiple ways, and then in 2010, raced again on the U.S. national team. She now focuses on women’s mountain biking events, coaching, clinics, and being an ambassador for women in the sport.
The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame was founded in 1988 in Crested Butte, Colorado. Ten mountain biking pioneers were inducted in that first year. Since then, three to seven mountain bike legends have been selected annually. The rich history of the sport of mountain biking, many of the early fat tire bikes, memorabilia and stories of Hall of Fame Inductees are in the collection of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which has relocated to the Marin Museum of Bicycling in Fairfax, California. The Museums is slated to open this fall. The museum's website is open now for your viewing pleasure at www.mmbhof.org. Browse photo galleries, purchase a membership or pick up some Hall of Fame logo apparel and other gifts.
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