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Cast of “Breaking Away” Set For Reunion at Interbike Awards Gala
 –    Notable Cycling Celebrities Also Set To Appear As Presenters     

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – September 1, 2015 – Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, today announced that four of the top billed cast members of the iconic 1979 cycling film “Breaking Away” will reunite on-stage at the 2015 Interbike Awards Gala on Thursday, September 17th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Members set to appear include the film’s main character, Dennis Christopher (Dave Stoller), Jackie Earle Haley (Moocher), Paul Dooley (Ray Stoller) and Dennis Quaid (Mike).

“Jay Wolff of Helen’s Cycles in Santa Monica, CA, was the master mind behind the reunion concept,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “Jay was instrumental in helping to put these guys together at Interbike to celebrate a film that brought our sport to the big screen in the late 70’s. Interbike attendees and exhibitors are going to want to be part of this special night.”

“Breaking Away” won several awards in 1980, including a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and an Oscar for Best Writing/Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. Christopher won the Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture, and Dooley won a National Board of Review, USA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Several cycling industry celebrities and athletes are also confirmed as presenters for the IB awards gala, including Cadel Evans, John Eustice, Greg Herbold and Gary Fisher.

Set to take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in the South Pacific Ballroom, in Las Vegas, NV, the Interbike Awards will honor achievements from the 2015 product year as well as the 2014 and 2015 race season.

For Interbike attendees, tickets for the Gala can be purchased during the Interbike registration process. Special advanced ticket pricing for the event is $100 per person, and includes the evening reception, beer and wine, a sit-down dinner along with the awards show entertainment. $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to World Bicycle Relief. The 2014 IB Awards sold-out in advance of the event – but should tickets still be available on-site, prices will be $125 at the door. Those interested in attending are encouraged to secure their tickets today.

For Interbike exhibitors, single tickets and number of private tables are available and can be purchased directly through Interbike. Contact Sarah Timleck, Marketing Director at 949-226-5799 or for more information.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available and can be purchased directly through Interbike. Contact Andria Klinger, Sales Director at 949-226-5745 or for more information.

Interbike returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center beginning with OutDoor Demo in Boulder City, Nev., September 14-15, 2015, followed by the Interbike Expo September 16-18, 2015.




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Bernard Hinault is one of the greatest cyclists of all time. He is a five-time winner of the Tour de France and the only man to have won each of the Grand Tours on more than one occasion. In The Badger, bestselling author William Fotheringham finally gets to the bottom of this fascinating character and explores the reasons why France, the nation that considers itself cycling’s home, has found it so hard to produce a successor. Hinault was the last “old-school” champion: a larger-than-life character from a working-class background, capable of winning on all terrains, in major Tours and one-day Classics. Nicknamed “The Badger” for his combative style, he led a cyclists’ strike in his first Tour and instigated a legendary punch-up with demonstrators in 1982 while in the middle of a race. Hinault’s battles with teammates Laurent Fignon and Greg LeMond provide some of the greatest moments in Tour history, and here they are made vivid once again.







Feedback Sports Partners with SportCrafters To Create Innovative Trainer

Utility, Convenience and Performance Trainer that Utilizes Proven Technology

Golden, CO – August 26, 2015 – Feedback Sports – – announced today the partnership with SportCrafters Inc – – to share design and manufacturing resources to introduce the Omnium Portable Trainer.

Feedback will be debuting the Omnium this week at Eurobike. The trainer is designed with a simple fork-mount and integrates internal progressive resistance technology that has been built from over 20 years of proven experience.

The design allows the drums to stay cool, minimizing tire wear both at the races and for in-home use. As a bonus, this technology provides an inherently quiet and smooth ride.  The Omnium weighs 13 pounds, and meets TSA carry-on regulations–always an important concern for team directors, mechanics and athletes who travel.

Feedback Sports’ founder/president Doug Hudson states, “We’re fortunate to team up with SportCrafters on this.  Pete has 20 years of experience in the trainer and roller business.  Having used this new version of the trainer ourselves, we think racers will be particularly happy with the portability and features of the Omnium.”

The Omnium will be available January 2016 through Feedback Sports retailers and online.

About Feedback:

Based in Golden, Colorado, Feedback Sports has been creating products that support cyclists and mechanics around the globe for over 10 years.  Engineering is the heart of Feedback Sports–the company’s name comes from an engineer’s use of feedback loops and cycles to improve and stabilize systems.  Being avid cyclists/racers themselves, the workforce behind Feedback Sports appreciates anything that helps a bike go faster. Whether it’s wash and work stands, measurement or storage, Feedback Sports products will help you take care of your bike.

About SportCrafters Inc.

Since 1996, the experts at SportCrafters have been consistently bringing to the industry innovative solutions for training needs for able-bodied and disabled athletes. All products produced by SportCrafters are designed and manufactured in Granger, Indiana with precision manufacturing equipment and high attention to engineering detail and performance. SportCrafters was built on a solid foundation of customer service, which continues to fuel the entire organization as they continue to produce and sell rollers, trike trainers, handcycle trainers, trike work stands and new products (still in development) that you’ll be seeing shortly.