|Location:||Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
|Date:||Thursday, September 14, 2017|
|Time:||5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
We are fortunate to have as our special guests, Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze, and Otis Guy, who will talk about the development of the mountain bike and mountain biking as well as the current and future state of riding in the dirt (and road!).
Tom Ritchey began building bicycle frames when he was still in high school in Palo Alto over forty years ago. His contribution to the development of the mountain bike is well-chronicled, as is his sponsorship of one of mountain biking’s first super teams. These days, Ritchey Designs produces a cutting edge line of bicycle components including seat posts, stems, handlebars, pedals, and wheels which adorn bicycles on six of the seven continents.
Born in the bicycling hotbed of Marin County, Joe Breeze was one of the original participants at mountain biking’s seminal race, the Repack. The first ever mountain bike he built in 1977, the Breezer #1, is now in the Smithsonian Institute. He continues to build bikes under the Breezer brand and has won numerous Editor’s Choice Awards. He is on the Board of Directors of the Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.
Otis Guy, a lifelong Marin County resident, was one of the original participants in the Repack, including one win. He began building his own line of bikes, Otis Guy Cycles, shortly thereafter. He runs a summer mountain bike camp for kids and is the coach of the Sir Francis Drake High School mountain biking team. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of fame.
We’re delighted to once again be joined by our accomplished Master of Ceremonies, Bruce Hildenbrand – announcer, photojournalist, and cycling expert. Bruce is unique in his combined knowledge of bike racing, connection to the Silicon Valley tech community, and skill as auctioneer.
Wondering how to get to the venue? See information about how to get there by bike and other transportation options.
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This event would not be possible without the help of our generous sponsors:
Classic Steel Sponsors