MBA Mountain Bike Hall Of Fame
Welcomes New Inductees
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The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, which is moving
from its long-time home in Crested Butte, Colorado, to
Fairfax, California, recently welcomed another group
of inductees into the fold.
In the Advocacy category, the Concerned Off-Road
Bicycle Association, a.k.a. CORBA, was honored for its
work in building and maintaining trails and increasing
trail access in Southern California.
In the Pioneers category, Bill and Robin Groff of Utah
were honored for their work in helping to turn Moab,
Utah, into one of the premier mountain biking destinations on earth.
In the Journalism category, Dave Epperson, a photographer whose work has appeared in Mountain Bike
Action on many occasions, was recognized for his
images that introduced the appeal of mountain biking
to a wide-ranging audience in the early years of the
In the Racers category, America’s Marla Streb and
France’s Nicolas Vouilloz were honored for their
achievements on downhill courses. Marla left a career
as a molecular biologist to become a full-time pro
racer. She became a two-time U.S. Downhill National
Champion and also a two-time Single-speed Cross-Country World Champion. Vouilloz won a total of 10
downhill World Championships.
New blood: The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame welcomed its newest members recently. Marla Streb
(in pink) has her arm around fellow inductee Bill
Groff, whose brother and co-inductee Robin is at
the far right. The Groffs were pioneers of the Moab,
Utah, scene. Members of CORBA, who helped
introduce Southern California to mountain biking,
make up the rest of this inductee group.
The champ: Ten-time downhill World Champion Nico Vouilloz of
France was inducted into the group but wasn’t able to attend.
Funny girl: Former downhill star
Marla Streb regaled the crowd
with stories and photos from her
illustrious racing career.
Eye for the action: Dave Epperson, circa 1980. Photo by fellow
Hall of Famer John Ker.