Madison, Wis. – May 2, 2016 – Mongoose Bikes, a brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) today announced it will expand Mongoose Jam across the pond. Following years of successful contests at Camp Woodward and Woodward West in the United States and another taking place this summer in the United States, the brand will host its first ever Mongoose Jam UK.
Mongoose Jam UK will mimic the contest formats. On July 2nd and 3rd, twenty-four pros and six amateurs will compete over a two-day period. Athletes will show off their unique styles and test their skill levels to attempt new and never-before-seen tricks in order to advance the sport of BMX.
Mongoose pros Pat Casey, Greg Illingworth, Tom Isted, Kevin Peraza, Paul Ryan, and Ben Wallace, and will hand-pick their teams. Each captain will choose three additional pros and one amateur athlete to ride Bowl, Park, and Street.
Rush Skatepark in Stroud, England will play host to the inaugural Mongoose Jam UK. The 40,000 square foot indoor skatepark is the perfect venue for the Jam as it features three distinct contest areas – a Street course, a Park course, and a Bowl contest. Traditionally, Mongoose Jams throughout the United States featured a Dirt contest. The new addition of Bowl will bring an exciting element to the Mongoose Jam as riders will have the opportunity to show off their bowl skills. All three spots will also offer fans a great view of the contest.
The athletes will compete for a piece of a $15,000 prize purse. Mongoose Jam riders are welcome to ride in every event. However, each team’s top two scores from each event will be the only scores to count toward their team’s overall placing. The team with the highest cumulative points will be crowned after the last event. Scores will be determined by a panel of BMX industry veterans.
“We are very excited to expand the Mongoose Jam to the UK for our first ever international event,” said Steve Wilcox, Sports Marketing Manager for Mongoose. “At a time when successful Pro/Am contests are few and far between, we are very fortunate to see incredible growth with the Mongoose Jam.”
“The UK used to have the best BMX events,” said Mark Noble, BMX Category Manager for Mongoose. “We’re planning on bringing that magic back with Mongoose Jam UK, working with
our athletes to invite the best selection of pros and ams into the mix, all in the perfect venue at Rush, with serious prize money. BMX needs big events like this!”
To keep up with the event visit www.jam.mongoose.com. For more information on Mongoose and their line of BMX bikes, visit www.mongoose.com. Follow the brand and its team of pros on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
ABOUT DOREL SPORTS
Dorel Sports, a segment of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), owns one of the most comprehensive portfolios of brands in the bicycling and recreational industries, including Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Caloi, IronHorse, Kid Trax, Charge, Guru, Fabric and SUGOI. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.7 billion and employs approximately 10,450 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide.