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1st Round of Nominees Announced For The 2016 Interbike Awards


- Product, Retailer and Triathlon Nominees Selected -

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – June 22, 2016 – Today Interbike announces the first round of categories and nominees for the 2016 Interbike Awards (IB Awards), including product, retailer and triathlon designations.

IB15_Awards2_250x337Bianchi, Wahoo Fitness, Topeak, Bosch and Campagnolo are among the list of brands with products nominated for the 2016 IB Awards. Presented by Hi-Torque Publications (Mountain Bike Action, Road Bike Action and Electric Bike Action) awards for the product categories will be handed out for Mountain Bike of the Year, Road Bike of the Year, E-Bike of the Year and several more. Products nominated were chosen by the editorial teams at Hi-Torque Publications after extensive testing and review during the 2016 product year (July 2015 through June 2016).

Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (BRAIN) has completed its list of retailer nominations which were determined by an open industry online ballot and vetted by BRAIN editorial staff. Categories for the retailer awards include Best Urban/Lifestyle Shop, Best Pro Road Shop, Best Mountain Bike Shop, Best Women’s/Female Friendly Shop, Best Omnichannel Retailer and 2016 Retailer of the Year. There are six nominees within each category, including Conte’s Bike Shop (VA), Mike’s Bikes (CA), TriBella (CO), Hutch’s Bicycles (OR), Element Multisport (IL) and BicycleSPACE (DC) to name a few.  Winners will be determined by an open industry online ballot and vetted by BRAIN editorial staff.

Triathlon Business International will honor the male and female International Triathlete of the Year, Breakthrough North American Triathlete of the Year and Triathlon Innovation of the Year. Nominees include Daniella Ryf, Jesse Thomas, the Torpedo Versa and more. The athlete nominees were selected for performance in races between October 15, 2015 and July 31, 2016, while the innovation of the year products were deemed model year 2016 product and were available for review by the TBI board of directors between July 1, 2015 and June 15, 2016.

Please take a few minutes to vote for the most deserving shop in each of the six retail categories. This ballot will close Friday, July 29th. All winners to be determined by open industry online ballot. Winners will be announced at the IB Awards Night Thursday, September 22nd at Interbike.

A complete list of nominees for the product, retailer and triathlon awards can be found at

All other nominee categories are scheduled to be announced in July (advocacy and supplier) and August (athlete).

Set to take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, September 22 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, the Interbike Awards will honor achievements from the 2016 product year as well as the 2015 and 2016 race season.

Tickets for the Gala can be purchased during the Interbike registration process. Special advanced ticket pricing for the event is $95 per person, and includes the evening reception, beer and wine, a sit-down dinner along with the awards show entertainment. A $10 donation from every ticket sold will be donated to World Bicycle Relief. The 2015 IB Awards sold-out in advance of the event – but should tickets still be available on-site, prices will be $125 at the door. Those interested in attending are encouraged to secure their tickets early.

A limited number of private tables and sponsorship opportunities are available and can be purchased directly through Interbike. Contact Andria Klinger, Sales Director at 949-226-5745 or for more information.

Interbike returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center beginning with OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nev., September 19-20, 2016, followed by the Interbike Expo September 21-23, 2016.

Official Event Hashtag: #IBAwards2016