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Cannondale, Accell, QBP, & U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox Among the Nominees for The 2016 IB Awards


- Athlete, Advocacy, Supplier Nominees Selected -

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – August 3, 2016 – Today Interbike announced the final round of nominees for the 2016 Interbike Awards (IB Awards), including Athlete, Advocacy and Supplier designations.


VeloNews selected nominees for excellence in the following categories for the race year 2016: Domestic Road Cyclist of the Year (female), Domestic Road Cyclist of the Year (male), Domestic Cyclocross Rider of the Year (female), Domestic Cyclocross Rider of the Year (male) and Domestic Mountain Bike Race of the Year. Some of the top athletes in their respective categories have been nominated, including Kristin Armstrong, Neilson Powless, Jeremy Powers, and Katie Compton.


PeopleForBikes is once again heading up the advocacy award nominations within the Next Generation Award and Leadership Award categories. These nominees have all played a huge role in the furthering of our industry this year, and the group includes standouts like the Youth Bike Summit, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Seleta Reynolds, GM, City of Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation, Bike to School Challenge (Northeast Ohio Schools) and more.



The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) will hand-out supplier/distributor awards under several categories, including The Profitability Award – Bike, The Service Award, Brand of the Year and many more. A few examples of the nominees listed for the supplier/distributor awards include Cannondale, QBP, Specialized, J&B, Accell and Serfas. An exhaustive selection criteria was used this year to select the supplier/distributor finalists and eventual winners. Finalists were chosen based on Key Performance Indicators provided by NPD and derived from its bicycle retailer panel. A dealer survey was then conducted to allow dealers to choose the best performers from the list of companies.


New for 2016, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) will hand out an award for Next Generation Rider of the Year, and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) will present the Interbike Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Flagg, co-founder of QBP.


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


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