LAS VEGAS (BRAIN) — It was a star-studded night Thursday as the Interbike Awards ceremony included a reunion of cast members of the 1985 cycling film “American Flyers.” The movie, which focuses on the lives of two brothers who race bicycles and travel across the U.S. to participate in the annual “Hell of the West” stage race in Colorado, was screened on Wednesday night.
Actors were joined by racing and industry notables onstage to present 33 awards for the best in retail and supply, product, athletes, advocacy, events and industry leadership.
VeloNews selected the nominees for domestic road and cyclocross cyclists of the year as well as domestic mountain bike race of the year.
PeopleForBikes chose the advocacy award nominations within the Next Generation Award and Leadership Award categories.
The National Bicycle Dealers Association chose the supplier/distributor awards under several categories, including The Profitability Award – Bike, The Service Award, and Brand of the Year. Finalists were chosen based on key performance indicators provided by The NPD Group and derived from its bicycle retailer panel. A dealer survey was then conducted to allow dealers to choose the best performers from the list …read more