Interbike, the largest bicycle industry trade show in North America, 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.
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.