Román Urbina

Founder of La Ruta de los Conquistadores; godfather of the multi-day mountain bike stage race. Dozens of multi-day mountain bike stage races can be found all around the world today, including grand events such as the BC Bike Race and Breck Epic in North America, Trans Andes Challenge in South America and Cape Epic in South Africa. They have […]

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Missy Giove

One of mountain bike racing’s superstars and a cultural icon, Missy Giove is the all-time leader in NORBA downhill wins with 14, and is fourth on the list of World Cup medals with 11. Her additional accomplishments include three NORBA downhill overall crowns, two World Cup overalls, and the 1994 Downhill World Championship. Missy won […]

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Matt Fritzinger

Matt Fritzinger is the founder of the High School Mountain Biking movement in the United States. Matt has seen his efforts result in nearly 10,000 student-athletes and 3,500 coaches participating in interscholastic mountain bike racing in 2016. The system is anticipated to grow to 20,000 student-athletes in 2020. The United States is seeing a surge […]

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Hank Barlow

Hank Barlow is the creator of Mountain Bike magazine, the first full-color magazine offering off-road enthusiasts the same levels of reporting and production that existed for road cycling. Hank’s wide-ranging ideas and concepts for the magazine helped advance many aspects of mountain biking, including places to ride, environmentalism and clean riding, diversity and innovation, riding […]

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Jeff Archer

In 2005, Jeff founded the Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology (MOMBAT), which is housed at First Flight Bicycles, his bicycle retail store in historic Downtown Statesville, NC. The shop has been honored with numerous local and national awards including being voted the #3 bike shop in America by the Active Times. The museum […]

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