The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame exists to honor individuals and groups “whose activities in mountain biking have made a significant contribution to the sport, having lasting influence on a national and/or international level.” Each year the Hall of Fame inducts new members and nominations are open now through April 15.
Anyone can nominate or be nominated for the hall of fame, and the nominating committee will decide who make this year’s ballot. Once the ballot is set, hall of fame members will have a chance to vote for this year’s inductees. Voting will take place June 15 – July 15 and the inductees will be announced on August 1.
The current MTB Hall of Fame roster is incredibly diverse, with everyone from athletes and trail builders to bike builders and journalists represented. Here’s what the HOF committee is looking for, in their own words:
- While many have made significant contributions in their immediate geographical areas, the MBHOF is a global entity representing the entire world of mountain biking. Our charter is to recognize those who have shaped the sport or had widespread influence.
- Those individuals may have made a difference working out of their garage, through a brand, an organization or in competition. Whether building bikes, building trails or racing, a worthy candidate will have contributed something more than a great track record. A strong candidate will have shifted the paradigm and changed the way we look at things going forward.
Full details and the online nomination form can be found here. We’re looking forward to seeing who makes the list this year!