Bicyclist Peter Herschend named to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Bicyclist Peter Herschend of Branson will be one of 15 individuals inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in a ceremony January 31st.

Herschend has been an extraordinarily successful fund raiser for the MS Bike Ride over the past 19 years, and has participated in many community events--including carrying the Olympic torch in 2002. He has also been inducted into the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Hall of Fame.

Here is the Sports Hall of Fame's announcement:

Cyclist (Branson) The co-owner and co-founder of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (formerly Silver Dollar City, Inc), Peter F. Herschend is an avid fund raiser on behalf of those with multiple sclerosis. Since 1990 Peter has participated annually in the local MS 150 Bike Tour, generating $1,264,680 during that time. Peter is recognized as the nation’s highest cumulative fund raiser for the MS 150 Bike Tour, and for several years was the event’s top individual fund raiser in the nation.