The six nomination categories are Advocacy, Industry, Journalism,
Pioneers, Promotion, and Racing History. The nominees must have a history of at least ten years as mountain bikers.
Nominations must be a minimum of 250 words. Include in the narrative why you think this individual or group belongs in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.
You must include the nominee’s current address and phone number so the Hall of Fames organisers can obtain fuller biographical information about the candidate.
The nominees from the 2000 ballot not yet selected were all American.
The current members of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame mostly Americans, until Europeans were introduced in 1999 are listed below.
But what about the following for a starter list of UK possibles: Richard Ballantine (for bringing in the first MTB to the UK), Drew Lawson, then of Muddy Fox (for being the first MTB marketeer, and who helped popularise the sport in the early days); Geoff Apps (for making MTBs before the Yanks ever thought of doing it!); Jason McRoy (for being Jason McRoy); Tym Manley and Chris Turner (for launching MBUK); the Hope boys (for taking coals to Newcastle); and Lester Noble and Steve Wade (for sticking to their guns).
The list goes on, but heres the official US roll-call:
CHARTER YEAR 1988
Craig and Gary Cook
Chuck Bodfish Elliot
Ignaz & Frank Schwinn
The Cupertino Riders
Mountain Bike Club Discovery
Velo Cross Club Parisien, VCCP
Contact: Kay Peterson-Cook, Don Cook
P.O. Box 845, Crested Butte, CO. 81224
A new website www.mtnbikehalloffame.com will be launched within the next two months. Deadline for nominations is April 15th, 2001.