Name: Justin Posey Sponsors: Mongoose Bicycles, Answer BMX, USA BMX Foundation, Fly Racing, Potter Racing Products Mechanic: Myself, and I am not very good haha.
How long have you been riding for Mongoose now? Justin Posey: 2 years! It's been a dream come true.
Are you handling the TM duties as well? Justin Posey: Sorta kinda. I am helping the race side of things. Leigh Ramsdell is still the TM for the entire Mongoose brand, but I have been helping as much as I can!
How does it feel getting to pick the riders? Justin Posey: I am honored to take on that responsibility. I take pride in picking riders that are not only fast and stylish, but are great people off the track. Individuals that set good examples, are ambassadors, and promote not only Mongoose and the sponsors to the best of their abilities, but education (which we are very passionate about)!
Name: Cameron Wood Sponsors: Mongoose BMX/ USA BMX Foundation / Box BMX/ JW Bicycle Products / Onyx / Fly Racing / Potter Mechanic: My Dad / Myself
How long have you been riding for Mongoose now? -Cameron Wood: This is my first year with Mongoose. It's been a crazy year, but there’s a certain swagger to representing a company with a a deep rooted history in our sport. Everyone was really welcoming and it's a great environment to be in.
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? Mitchel Schotman: I'm now riding the new bike for almost two months. The frame is a bit different than the previous one. I think this is one of my favorite bikes I've ever ridden. I like the geometry, it's stiff and I like the colors.
Name: Merle van Benthem Sponsors: Team: Meybo, Box, Tioga, HT Pedals, Nederlandse Loterij, WLM Design, Pro-Gate. Personal: Van Benthem Metselwerken Mechanic: Willie Meijer
When's the last time you raced your BMX bike? Merle van Benthem: The UCI World Cups in Shepparton were my last races and they were at the first weekend of February.. Hopefully the world gets all healthy again so we can go back racing!
Name: Alise Willoughby Sponsors: PROMAX, GW, TOYOTA, XFINITY, KLEAN ATHLETE, TROY LEE, IRC, ODI, HT, ONYX, PARK TOOL, BROSKI, KMC, OAKLEY, BOX Mechanic: As a Park Tool Ambassador, I’m my own #truebluemechanic for the most part, but also get to work with some awesome friends on the World Cup circuit through USA Cycling.
When did you get picked up by GW? Alise Willoughby: 2017
Can you tell a little about the GW brand? Alise Willoughby: GW is a Colombian brand. I’m sure many people have seen the star Colombian BMX riders aboard these frames on their way to Olympic medals, but maybe aren’t aware of how large the brand is in South America across all disciplines ranging from very entry level products to the elite level. They have professional road teams, mountain bike riders, BMX race, freestyle, trials, balance bikes, commuter bikes, electric bikes, you name it… After Redline’s exit in 2016, it’s been a pleasure getting to work with another powerhouse bike brand that has welcomed me to their success-filled family.
Name: ANDREA ESCOBAR Sponsors: MY FAMILY. @gw_bicyles @sand_shoes11 @answerbmxusa @shimanocolombia @bellbikehelmetsco @zuppra_store @sportfitness.shop.latam @jimmygraphics Mechanic: LEO, from @ciclotales store he is the best! And when I'm not in Colombia, my boyfriend, Romain Racine is my mechanic! He is always helping me with my bike! I don’t know what I would do without him! But he is always trying to teach me how to do my mechanic by my own! But there are things that are just a little too complicated to do haha! But I’m getting better every day.