Retailer Jeff Archer to be inducted to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame posthumously

By Stephen Frothingham

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — Jeff Archer, a North Carolina retailer and operator of the Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology, will be inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame at an event Oct. 1 at the Hall here. Archer died July 20 after being struck by a car while walking across a street.

Voting for this year’s inductees ended just a few days before Archer’s death.

The other inductee-elects are:

• Matt Fritzinger, founder of U.S. high school mountain bike racing
• Missy Giove, one of mountain bike racing’s first mainstream female superstars
• Hank Barlow, founder of Mountain Bike Magazine in 1985
• Roman Urbina, godfather of multi-day MTB races and La Ruta de los Conquistadores

After being held at Interbike in recent years, the induction ceremonies will be held in Fairfax this year for the first time. The event will begin with a reception at the Marin Museum of Bicycling, Friday, Sept. 30. On Saturday morning, October 1, Mountain Bike Hall of Famers will lead rides on and around Mount Tamalpais. The induction ceremony will take place that evening with a dinner at the Marin Museum of Bicycling.

More information at mmbhof.org.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News