Mongoose Bikes is pleased to announce that its professional BMX team is heading to the renowned Riveter Bike Park in Mills River, N.C., on August 6 to host the inaugural Mongoose Dirtvana Jam. The event, which will feature X Games medalists Kevin Peraza, Pat Casey, Mykel Larrin and Ben Wallace, along with Olympian Nikita Ducarroz, will give local youth and bike enthusiasts the chance to meet and ride with the world-class Mongoose team. This marks the first time that Mongoose has hosted a Jam at a dirt-only bike park, drawing on the brand’s BMX roots.
“I just love that we are doing an all-dirt Jam,” said Mongoose Sports Marketing Manager, Leigh Ramsdell. “The Riveter is a perfect place to host our first Dirtvana Jam because it has something for riders of all skill levels. We have a solid team out there to help kids learn new skills, and we’ll have some special guests like Steve Crandall who will be announcing the event and bringing his personal love of the sport to the mic. The day will be filled with bikes, friends, and smiles!”
The all-day Dirtvana Jam event will be split into multiple sessions – welcoming both male and female riders. In the morning, the event will start under the canopy with the beginner and intermediate jump line jam for local amateurs with age brackets for awards and prizes from the Mongoose team. In the afternoon, the event will continue under the canopy for the open expert class. The open expert class will also feature a “Best Trick” award presented by USA BMX Freestyle. The day will finish off outside on a newly built pro-line for the pro demo from the Mongoose team. All contest participants will go home with a Mongoose prize bag for entering.
Mongoose announced today their professional BMX freestyle team is heading to Source Park in Hastings, UK on May 18th to host the brand’s first annual Mongoose Am Jam. The event – which will feature American riders Pat Casey, Kevin Peraza and Nikita Ducarroz, and UK riders Greg Illingworth, Ben Wallace, and Cam Peake – will give local youth the chance to meet, ride with, and learn tricks from the Mongoose team. Since 2012, Mongoose has hosted an annual Jam event at Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania. These Jam events bring together the Mongoose team and their peers in BMX, for an authentic blend of camaraderie and competition.
To keep with the tradition of the previous Jam events, the Am Jam will also feature Jam-style sessions with Source Park BMX amateurs where they can show off their skills for prizes and awards from Mongoose pros. “The Mongoose Am Jam is the next evolution with our events,” said Mongoose Team Manager Leigh Ramsdell. “ While the Mongoose Jams have always had an amateur element, the Am