Industry News 9/21/2015

EVENT: 2015 Interbike Award Winners Announced

Three cast members from the iconic 1979 cycling film “Breaking Away” met on stage and kicked off an incredible celebration of the cycling industry at the 2015 Interbike Awards Gala on Thursday, September 17th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Dennis Christopher (Dave Stoller), Jackie Earle Haley (Moocher) and Dennis Quaid (Mike) addressed the audience and posed with custom “Cutters” jerseys courtesy of Champion Systems, and a replica Masi road bike similar to the one used in the film.
 
Hosted by comedy veteran Alonzo Bodden, the awards ceremony presented more than 35
winners with the coveted IB Award. The awards were distributed as follows: (note: all category descriptions and a full list of nominees can be found on the Interbike Website at http://www.interbike.com/events/awards-night.htm)

  • North American Road Cyclist of the Year (Male/Female)
    • Megan Guarnier
  • North American MTB Cyclist of the Year (Male/Female)
    • Catharine Pendrel
  • International Cyclocross Rider of the Year (Male/Female)
    • Mathieu van der Poel
  • International Cyclist of the Year – Male
    • Chris Froome
  • International Cyclist of the Year – Female
    • Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
  • North American Revelation Rider of the Year
    • Rob Britton
  • International Ride of the Year
    • Aaron Gwin
  • Mountain Bike of the Year
    • Pivot Mach 429SL
  • Mountain Product Innovation of the Year
    • Schwalbe PROCORE Tubeless System
  • People’s Upgrade Choice Award - Mountain
    • Bell Super 2R Helmet
  • Best in Show Mountain
    • Push Industries ELEVENSIX Rear Shock
  • Road Bike of the Year
    • Cannondale EVO Force
  • Road Product Innovation of the Year
    • SRAM Force CX1
  • People’s Upgrade Choice Award – Road
    • SRAM Force CX1
  • Best in Show – Road
    • SRAM Red eTAP
  • BMX Product Innovation of the Year
    • The Subrosa Street Rail?
  • BMX Athlete of the Year
    • Nic Long?
  • E-Bike of the Year
    • Stromer ST2?
  • Highest Brand Profitability to the LBS, Unit Turns
    • Tifosi Optics?
  • Highest Brand Profitablity to the LBS, Dollars
    • Lazer?
  • Best Service to the LBS
    • Kona Bicycle Co.?
  • Best Brand Value to Consumers
    • Bern Unlimited?
  • Best Brand Value to the LBS
    • Specialized?
  • Best Distributor Service to the LBS
    • Quality Bicycle Products?
  • NBDA’s Signature Award
    • Efficient Velo Tools?
  • International Male Triathlete of the Year
    • Jan Frodeno?
  • International Female Triathlete of the Year
    • Gwen Jorgensen?
  • Triathlon Industry Leader of the Year
    • Challenge Family?
  • Next Generation Award
    • NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association)?
  • PlacesForBikes Award
    • Atlanta Beltline?
  • Leadership Award
    • Deb Hubsmith, Safe Routes To School?
  • Best Urban/Lifestyle Shop
    • Bicycle Habitat – New York, NY?
  • Best Pro Road Shop
    • ATA Cycle – Concord, MA?
  • Best Mountain Bike Shop
    • Absolute Bikes – Salida, CO
    • Bryson City Bicycles – Bryson City, NC?
  • Best Women’s/Female Friendly Shop
    • Pedal Chic – Greenville, NC?
  • 2015 Retailer of the Year
    • Landry’s Bicycles – Boston, MA