Induction Weekend Info
Induction Weekend has Concluded for 2012
We hope everyone had a fantastic time &
we look forward to seeing you again
next year to welcome in the Class of 2013
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Congratulations to the Class of 2012
Please plan to join us next year
on November 2, 2013
to honor the Class of 2013
(nominations for 2013 will open shortly - check the website and Facebook page for the latest info)
" The Class of 2012 "
Tom Ritchey Erin Hartwell Susan DeMattei Bob Parsons
November 3rd, 2012 - Davis, California
The 26th Annual U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame's Induction Ceremony, Dinner, and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday November 3rd in Davis California at Freeborn Hall (U.C. Davis Campus). Please join us along with past Hall of Famers, Olympians, World Champions, and other Elite Cyclists to honor several of America's greatest cyclists & supporters.
Induction Weekend - Schedule of Events
(subject to change)
Friday, Nov 2
5:30 - 7:00 pm: Inductee Reunion & VIP Reception
Saturday, Nov 3
8:00 am - 10:30 am: Club Ride with Hall of Famers
Join several Hall of Fame inductees including Wayne Stetina, George Mount, and Tom Ritchey along with local club riders for a comfortable morning ride before the day's other activities begin. The rides will begin and end at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame - meet at the north entrance facing the park. Ride options will be determined by the group that shows up, and it's anticipated that there will be 2 options: A long, fast-paced workout and a shorter more casual group ride. These are unsupported group training rides so come prepared and remember that "rules of the road" apply. (USBHOF - Free Event)
11:00 am - Noon: Tireside Chat & Guest Lecture
Photographer Wil Matthews will take you on a trip that few people experience - on the back of a motorcycle covering America's greatest races including Tour of California, Tour of Utah, and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Hear and see what it's like to capture the fantastic images that grace the covers of your favorite magazines, journals, and e-zines. (USBHOF - Free Event)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Cycling Legends Symposium: Racing During The 1960's
Peter Rich will host a panel discussion with several of America's greatest cyclists from the 1960's. The group will relate what it was like to train and compete as an American, both here and abroad during this critical era of American cycling history. Current list of panelists: David Brink, Tom Ritchey, Tim Mountford, Bob Pfarr, Jr., Owen Mulholland, Ted Ernst, John Howard, and Jack Hartman. (USBHOF - Free Event)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Induction Ceremony & Dinner *
Induction Weekend will conclude with the 26th Annual Induction Ceremony & Dinner to honor our 4 latest inductees: Susan DeMattei, Rob Parsons, Erin Hartwell, and Tom Ritchey. Click Here to Reserve your Induction Ceremony & Dinner Tickets today! Seating is limited to 400 and is expected to sell out. (Freeborn Hall, U.C. Davis Campus - Tickets Required)
The Main Event!
Induction Dinner & Ceremony
November 3rd - Freeborn Hall, U.C. Davis Campus - Doors open at 5:30 pm
* Evening Schedule of Activities:
5:30 - Reception & Silent Auction Preview
6:30 - Induction Ceremony Opening
6:45 - Dinner Service Begins
7:00 - Bob Tetzlaff Tribute
7:15 - Rob Parsons Induction
7:45 - Erin Hartwell Induction
8:00 - Intermission for Silent Auction
8:30 - Susan DeMattei Induction
9:00 - Tom Ritchey Induction
9:30 - Induction Ceremony Closes
9:30 - Autograph & Photo Session
9:30 - Auction Item Pickup
A Fantastic Evening Awaits!
About 400 people will attend the Induction Weekend Ceremony and Dinner. Attendees will include dozens of America's greatest cycling legends, both past and present. In addition to this year's Class of 2012 Inductees, many current Hall of Fame Inductees, Olympians, World & National Champions, and Elite Cyclists will also attend. The renowned Michael Aisner will be our emcee for the evening.
A world-class silent auction will be held during the event as well, stocked with one-of-a-kind memorabilia, incredible cycling products, and a wide variety of special items. We guarantee you'll want to bid on something!
All proceeds go to support the ongoing mission of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.
Did we forget to mention the great gourmet dinner and beverages that will be served that evening? Like you needed another reason to attend!
Hope to see you here in Davis on November 3rd!