Dean Crandall

2022 Inductee: Contributor  

Dean Crandall is a pioneer in officiating at mountain bike races and helped develop the rules and regulations for the USCF/US Cycling Federation (now USA Cycling), NORBA/the National Off Road Bicycle Association (now the mountain bike racing division of USA Cycling), the World Mountain Bike Championships and the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).

Crandall served as a member of the USCF Board of Directors and was the first elected chairman of the NORBA Board of Trustees. He served for six years on the UCI Mountain Bike  Commission where he helped develop mountain bike stage race rules and regulations with the UCI.

Crandall helped transition NORBA from an independent loosely administered organization to a successful division of USA Cycling when it was purchased from private entities. He developed the first training programs for officials, both in the U.S. and internationally. In 1990 while in Paris, he took and passed the first-ever UCI Mountain Bike Commissaires exam to become one of the first International “A” Level Officials.