|Mark Norstad: Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Inductee!
We're very happy and excited to announce that Mark Norstad, founder and owner of Paragon Machine Works, was one of four individuals elected into the Mountain Bike of Hall of Fame in 2017. The other inductee-elects are Brent Foes, Giovanna Bonazzi and Wolfgang Renner.
These four legends will be honored and officially inducted at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame’s induction weekend, to take place Friday and Saturday September 22-23, in Fairfax, California at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. The weekend’s events include a meet-and-greet Friday night; celebrity rides on the trails of Mt. Tamalpais on Saturday morning; and Saturday night’s induction ceremony.
These 2017 Inductees represent diverse mountain biking backgrounds and expertise:
Brent Foes A master fabricator, Brent “Made in the USA” Foes is the father of long-travel-suspension mountain bikes that have passed the test of time. It is not uncommon to see ten-year-old Foes bikes still being used by happy owners. His ability to push the envelope has led to better mountain bikes for everyone.
Giovanna Bonazzi This Italian downhill racer’s international presence helped join European and American mountain bike competition into a unified sport. Her success and panache captured the imaginations of other women and inspired them to get into downhill racing as international professionals.
Mark Norstad An unsung hero of mountain bike innovation, Mark, founder of Paragon Machine Works, has the proven ability to work with mountain bike innovators, understand and refine their ideas, and turn their designs into solid, reliable bicycle parts.
Wolfgang Renner A true renaissance man, Wolfgang has left his mark on mountain biking as a manufacturer, journalist, race organizer, traveler and 3-D photographer. In a nutshell, he is mountain biking’s first advocate and promoter in Europe.
Tickets on sale now through Eventbrite for the September 22-23 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Weekend events, including the 2017 induction ceremony. Early bird pricing is in effect until September 1st.