Mountain Bike Hall of Fame names 2018 inductees

By Stephen Frothingham

FAIRFAX, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame has named six new members for its 2018 induction: Josh Bender, Ken Chlouber, the Kennett Brothers (Simon, Paul and Jonathan) and Steve Peat.

The inductee-elects will be honored and officially inducted the weekend of Sept. 21-22 at the Hall in Fairfax, California. The weekend’s events include a meet-and-greet Friday night, celebrity rides on the trails of Mt. Tamalpais on Saturday morning, and Saturday night’s dinner and induction ceremony.

The 2018 Inductees represent diverse mountain biking backgrounds and expertise:

• Josh Bender was one of the earliest stars of the emerging freeride scene in the late 1990s, known for riding massive cliff drops and pushing the boundaries of the sport in such videos as the “Down” and “New World Disorder” series. His influence led to the founding of the Rampage big-mountain freeride event in his adopted hometown of Virgin, Utah.

• Ken Chlouber founded the Leadville Trail 100 race in its namesake Colorado town (elevation 10,000 feet) in 1994. Thousands of aspiring endurance racers apply for the race lottery each year. In 2002, Chlouber established the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit that works to address the community needs of Leadville and provides …read more

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