Team Mongoose made its maiden voyage to Bentonville Bike Fest over Memorial Day weekend, and what a trip it was! Thousands of cycling enthusiasts packed the 3-day show that featured dirt jump and flatland demos, trials, XC racing, dual slalom and more.
Kevin Peraza rode the dirt demo on Friday showing the crowd his iconic style, while Matty Cranmer competed in the XC Eliminator race. After Matty placed 2nd in time trials, he was leading in the first elimination round before he snapped his chain just before the finish line. Although his XC day was ended, he still walked across the line and cheered the rest of the riders on! While those events were awesome, the highlight of course was the Mongoose Am Jam at The Railyard bike park in nearby Rogers, AR!
The Railyard has everything a bike park needs from concrete features, dirt jumps, wood features like whale tail, and even a few small pump tracks for new riders. We had an excellent turnout with over 60 riders taking part in the Jam, and each rider got the chance to hangout and ride with Mongoose pros Nikita Ducarroz, Kevin Peraza, and Matty Cranmer! We saw some great action from everyone and even more smiles all around.
The stoke ran high all event long, and we have some amazing shots from the day that was! Check out some of our favorites below. Pumped for next year's event already!