Four time World Champion and Laguna Beach resident Brian Lopes got the news this past wednesday about his induction into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Lopes is to be inducted under the "Race History" category this coming Sept. 24 in Las Vegas , Nevada during the Interbike Show. The ceremony is open to all Interbike attendees and the publicElected by a vote of past Hall of Fame Inductees and current Hall of Fame members, Brian Lopes has had an unprecedented career since becoming a professional cyclist at age 17. He has been labeled by USA Today "Undisputedly the best all around world class cycling athlete". Having raced BMX for most of childhood, he learned how to ride a bike at the tender age of 4, turning Pro at the age of 17 and competing in the BMX circuit for 7 years before channeling all his efforts in 1993 to mountain biking.
He has won over 19 titles in his MTB career, 9 of those on the NORBA National circuit, 8 on the UCI World Cup & 4 prestigious World Championships.
For more on Brian got to on www.brianlopes.com
For more info on the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame go to http://www.mtnbikehalloffame.com