MBHOF Hours

Winter: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Summer: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
  * Closed Apr, May, Oct and Nov

Museum admission: $4.00

For more info, call the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum at (970) 349-1880.

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The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is very thankful for the continued support of Mountain Bike history provided by Specialized!


Hall of Fame Inductees

Each year between three and seven individuals or groups are inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. There is one exception, 1988, our charter year, when we inducted ten folks into the Hall on our kick-off year.

These inductees are first placed on the ballot through our nomination process. The ballots are then sent out to the all the past inductees, selected press and current paid members of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. They in turn cast their votes, and that is how the inductees are selected.

The 2012 Induction Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at the Interbike Show, Las Vegas 6:00 PM. See you there !

Inductee Class of 2012

Inductee Class of 2012

 
Dave House, who has been involved in Mountain Biking Journalism for over 30 years and is the current publisher of Road and Decline Magazines.
Ruthie Matthes, the MTB Racer who garners such titles as World Champion, World Cup Champion and Olympian.
Gary Sjolquist, the Minnesota advocate who has devoted 20 years to getting everyone on bikes, and engaging the full power of the bike industry to increase government support for bicycling.
Monte Ward, A So-Cal Pioneer who began off-road exploration in the 1970’s and rode in the early 1980’s with many of the original Marin gang, including Joe Breeze, Wende Cragg, Charlie Kelly, and Gary Fisher.
Bob Woodward, who is inducted due to his dedication to Mountain Biking from its infancy until today as a writer, photographer, trail builder, advocate, competitor and promoter of the sport.

Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony September 14th 2011

Everyone knows the Vegas slogan. “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. Well in the case of the Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, the slogan gave way for a night. On Wednesday September 14th the Mtn Bike Hall of Fame & Museum conducted its 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. It took place at the North American InterBike Trade Show.
 
The story of the ceremony and the “who’s- who” of past Inductees that attended could not be contained to Vegas and has since spilled its way into International Magazines and wire services across the globe.
 
A rowdy crowd of over 400 enthusiasts attended the ceremony again this year, to celebrate the Induction of Bob Allen, Pete Webber, a large group from Laguna, California called the RADS and two internationally renowned race promoters from Quebec, Canada -Chantal Lachance and Patrice Drouin.(Pictured Above) Magazines from around the world were there in attendance to cover and spread the wonderful story of these new Inductees and their incredible accomplishments. There were 54 of the 100+ RADS there to accept the honor and trophy and they made their presence felt (heard).

The 2011 Inductees are:

Bob Allen, whose photographic vision and advocacy in the sport have contributed to and continue to add to the collective memory and evolution of mountain biking, Patrice Drouin & Chantal Lachance,  two Canadian promoters who have fueled much success and fun into mountain bike racing, Pete Webber, his influential work as IMBA's membership and communications director led directly to the growth and professionalism that marks IMBA today and The Laguna Rads, 100 individuals who have taken the adventure and camaraderie of mountain biking to a new level, while preserving the original spirit of the sport.

Find their full biographies by visiting our Inductees page.

2011 Inductees

The 2011 Inductees selected for placement into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are;  
 
Bob Allen, whose photographic vision and advocacy in the sport have contributed to and continue to add to the collective memory and evolution of mountain biking, Patrice Drouin & Chantal Lachance,  two Canadian promoters who have fueled much success and fun into mountain bike racing, Pete Webber, his influential work as IMBA's membership and communications director led directly to the growth and professionalism that marks IMBA today and The Laguna Rads, 80 or so individuals who have taken the adventure and camaraderie of mountain biking to a new level, while preserving the original spirit of the sport.

2010 Inductees

The inductees selected for placement into the 2010 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are;
John Ker, (Journalism) the legendary photographer for Mountain Bike Action, Jim Wannamaker, (Promotion) a knowledgeable, likeable, hard working ambassador for mountain biking and rider/racer support, Alan Bonds, (Pioneers) an integral part of the early Marin County fat-tire scene and "The Fro Riders", (Industry) Wade Simmons, Richie Schley and Brett Tippie, pioneers of the movement called free-riding.


2009 Inductees to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Anne-Caroline Chausson, the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association (COPMOBA), Dave Garoutte and The Larkspur Canyon Gang garnered the top votes to be placed into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2009. The 2009 ceremony was held Wednesday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM at the Sand's Expo and Convention Center during Interbike.

The 2008 Inductees to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

The 2008 Inductees to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame are ( left to right ) Steve Blick (promotion), Nat Ross (racing history), Bob Girvin (industry), John Finley Scott's niece Cathy (pioneers), Brian Lopes (racing history) and Philip Keyes (advocacy). They were inducted in to the Hall on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008, at the Interbike Show, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo by Jose-Luis Arce Ballesteros