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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.


Hall of Fame Inductees

The Hall of Fame Inductees

Ten mountain biking pioneers were inducted that first year; between three to seven mountain bike legends have been selected annually since then. The 2013 selections bring the number of Hall of Fame inductees to 130 individuals plus ten groups. The history of the sport of mountain biking, many of the early fat-tire bikes and the stories of Hall of Fame inductees are presented at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Museum, which is located in lovely downtown Crested Butte, Colorado. You can find their names listed on this web site in the inductees section.

The MBHOF is dependent on individual and business memberships for financial support and to provide a voting body for our yearly induction process. If you would like to vote for a nominee on this year's ballot, join the Hall of Fame and you can vote. Membership applications are available on this site.

1988 Inductees

Front Row: L to R Gary Fisher, Charlie Kelly, Murdoch, Steve Cook 
Back Row: L to R Jacquie Phelan, Charlie Cunningham, Mike Sinyard (Tom Hillard stand-in), Joe Breeze and Joe Murray...Missing Tom Ritchey

2013 Induction Ceremony was held Wednesday, September 18th

Great Induction Ceremony on September 18th 2013. We honored the late Steve Ready, 1995 Inductee, introduced the crew of the Marin Cycling Museum and celebrated 2013 Inductees Bill and Robin Groff, CORBA, Dave Epperson, Nicolas Vouilloz and Marla Streb. Marla's acceptance speech was one of the funniest I have ever heard!

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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