The brand announces dates for the sixth annual Mongoose Jam
Madison, Wisc. – May 2, 2017 – Mongoose Bikes, a brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), will head back to Woodward Camp in Woodward, PA, for the sixth annual Mongoose Jam. After two years at Woodward West in Tehachapi, California, the brand has decided to bring the event back East with their new Video Battle format.
From August 7th through 11th 15 pros, five videographers and five amateurs will film and produce five team edits competing for a $40,000 prize purse. At the end of the week, the teams’ edits will be premiered for Week Ten Woodward Campers. Prior to that, the edits will be judged by BMX industry veterans on originality, style and the difficulty of tricks used to determine the winning team.
Mongoose riders Greg Illingworth, Pat Casey, Kevin Peraza, Paul Ryan, and Ben Wallace will each captain one of five teams at the BMX-only event. Each captain will invite two pro BMX athletes and one videographer to join their teams. They will then draft one amateur from among the Woodward campers during the Amateur Contest to be held on August 7th.
Following the event on Monday, August 14th Mongoose will begin to release the edits on Ridebmx.com starting from last place to first where online voting will be held to determine which team gets the viewers’ choice award.
“This is our second year with the new video format for the Jam and I’m excited to see how it evolves as we switch up locations and head back east to Camp Woodward,” says Steve Wilcox, marketing manager for Mongoose. “I can’t wait to see what the amateurs bring this year. It’s great to see the up and coming talent. Hopefully being featured in these edits is the launch pad they need to start getting noticed at the next level.”
“The video contest really brings out the best and most creative riding from me,” says Greg Illingworth, Mongoose pro athlete. “It gives me the chance to focus on riding my best. I’m buzzing to be going back to Woodward – there’s so much to ride, and looking forward to trying out some new stuff.”
As captains select new athletes for their teams, Mongoose will share real-time updates on its website. In addition, the brand will post event news, release Jam teaser edits, and announce give-aways as the Mongoose Jam gets closer.
To keep up with the event, visit jam.mongoose.com. For the latest news from Mongoose and its team riders, follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram. For more information on Mongoose and their collection of BMX bikes, visit Mongoose.com.
For almost 40 years, Mongoose has been in the dirt, on the trails and off the ramps. Mongoose is synonymous with bikes that perform on the smoothest single track to the biggest drops and riders looking for trails that never end and keep the party going. For more information, visit www.mongoose.com.
Mongoose is a brand of Pacific Cycle, a division of 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, Iron Horse, Kid Trax, Charge, Guru, Fabric and SUGOI. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US $2.6 billion and employs approximately 10,000 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide.
For over forty years Woodward has been the leader in lifestyle and action sports progression. Offering innovative facilities and the best summer camp experience, Woodward is a world-class destination for both aspiring youth and professional athletes. Woodward is a community where action sports, gymnastics, cheer and digital media are all given the tools necessary to reach new heights in an atmosphere that fosters creativity and passion. Woodward currently has four unique locations, open to all ages and ability levels, in the United States including the original Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania; Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; and Woodward Copper in Summit County, Colorado, plus Woodward Beijing in China with more locations on the horizon. To find out more information, please visit www.woodwardwest.com.