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Interbike Awards Gala to Feature Cast From “American Flyers”


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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – July 27, 2016 – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today announced that it will follow-up last year’s “Breaking Away” reunion at the Interbike Awards Gala with an appearance by at least four of the top billed cast members of the iconic 1985 cycling film “American Flyers” on Thursday, September 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Members set to appear include the film’s main character, David Marshall Grant (David Sommers), Rae Dawn Chong (Sarah), Alexandra Paul (Becky) and Luca Bercovici (Barry ‘The Cannibal’ Muzzin). Additional cast members are still considering participation at the time of this release, including Kevin Costner and Robert Townsend.
AmerFlyers_200x235“At last year’s event, it was evident from many in attendance that some of the classic cycling films of the past have had a profound impact on all of our lives,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “We had such a memorable experience with the Breaking Away cast last year, that we thought we’d try again with another iconic cycling movie from the ‘80’s – and with the help of Alexandra Paul, everything just came together. Interbike attendees and exhibitors are in for a great night at the IB Awards.”


Released in August of 1985, “American Flyers” was one of the earliest films that Kevin Costner ever starred in, and showcased some of the most beautiful cinematography ever shot in the Rocky Mountains. The movie focuses on the lives of two brothers that race bicycles and travel across the U.S. to participate in the annual “Hell of the West” Stage Race in Colorado, which was based largely on the Coors Classic Stage Race that was staged from 1980 to 1988. Interbike will host a free showing of the entire movie for all Interbike attendees (popcorn included) on Wednesday night at the close of the show in the South Pacific Ballroom.

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

For Interbike attendees and exhibitors, 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. $10 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 today. Contact Sean O’Brien, Marketing Director at 949-226-5799 or for more information.

A limited number of 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.