USA BMX Foundation and Mongoose Join Forces in Support of Youth Educational Programs Across the U.S.
Mongoose Signs BMX Pro Justin Posey to Their Star-Studded Team to Grow BMX Racing and In-School Programs
Gilbert, Ariz., February 11, 2019 — Together with USA BMX Foundation, USA BMX - the world’s largest BMX racing organization - announces its partnership with Mongoose to bring their educational programming into schools across the country. Each one of these programs focuses on STEM education through hands-on, project-based learning concepts. Students are learning new ways of seeing science, technology, engineering, and math all through the lens of a BMX bike. More than 225,000 students will be reached in 2019 as a direct result of this collaboration with Mongoose.
“I am from the generation where the name Mongoose is iconic,” said USA BMX Foundation’s Executive Director, Mike Duvarney. “Partnering with such a legendary brand will allow us to reach more schools and more students, effectively doubling the number of students we will impact.”
Senior Marketing Director of Mongoose, Milissa Rick, commented: “Mongoose has long admired the efforts of the USA BMX Foundation to help make learning fun for kids through BMX-inspired educational programs. Mongoose is honored to partner with the Foundation on these important programs as we share the same vision of helping kids live a healthier, more active lifestyle through cycling.”
In addition to supporting the educational programs, Mongoose has added nine-time USA BMX Amateur National Champion and USA BMX Foundation marketing coordinator, Justin Posey, to the Mongoose team as a sponsored rider and education ambassador. While Mongoose has deep roots in BMX race having sponsored several legends of sport dating back to the mid-70s, Posey is the brand’s first BMX racing pro in 13 years.
“From the amateur days to now racing professionally, I have enjoyed the process of racing and competing against the fastest BMX riders from around the world,” said Posey. “I am now thrilled to continue my pro career with an awesome company like Mongoose while working part-time with USA BMX Foundation. My goal alongside Mongoose is to grow the educational programs the foundation offers to as many kids as we can while looking for ways to help expand the great sport of BMX!”
Mongoose Team Manager Leigh Ramsdell: “It’s exciting to have a pro BMX racer back on Mongoose, especially someone of Justin’s caliber. He has such a positive attitude and is a great role model to up-and-coming BMXers. Plus, he’s simply amazing on a bike! We’re pumped to have Justin aboard Team Mongoose!”
For more information on USA BMX or to find a local track near you, visit www.usabmx.com.
For more information on Mongoose, visit www.mongoose.com.
About USA BMX
Founded in 1977, the American Bicycle Association (ABA) is the world’s largest BMX racing organization with more than 70,000 members racing at more than 300 sanctioned tracks across North America where United States operations conducted under the brand USA BMX and Canadian operations are known as BMX Canada. USA BMX recently launched the BMX Racing League to completely rethink and reinvent the way new riders are on-boarded into the sport The program, managed by BMX pro and Olympian Donny Robinson, is an entirely new rider solution from marketing to registration to the curriculum to the checkered flag.
Mongoose is a brand of Pacific Cycle, a division of Dorel Industries’ (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) Dorel Sports segment, encompassing several powerhouse brands, including Schwinn, Roadmaster, Pacific, and KidTrax. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.6 billion and employs approximately 9,200 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide. For more than 40 years, Mongoose has been a world-class brand in BMX and action sports. After bursting onto the BMX scene in 1974 with the revolutionary MotoMag wheel, Mongoose remains a household name with an international fanbase thanks to our passion for designing stylish, durable bikes and scooters for riders of all ages and ability levels. For more information, visit www.mongoose.com.
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Posey on his new Mongoose racing bike
Students visiting Tucson BMX for the Track Modeling Program