Madison, Wis. July 12, 2006 – Mongoose vert rider Simon Tabron and Mongoose dirt and street rider Cam White are both invited to compete in the 2006 X Games.

The invitation-only contest will take place in Los Angeles at the Staple Center August 3-6.  

“It's great to be invited to something so exclusive; it's recognition that your riding is valid,” said Tabron, winner of the Louisville, Ken. Dew Action Sports Tour stop. “I've competed in seven X Games since 1998. I missed out because of injury in 2005.”

“(X Games) is traditionally the biggest of the year and the hardest to win. So far, I'm happy to have come out swinging after the winter. I've won everything I've entered this year but I'm not happy with a couple of aspects of my riding. I'm going to be working hard between now and X to improve!”

Cam White is also excited about the X Games invitation and looks forward to the competition.

“I’m pretty stoked to be invited,” said Cam. “I was invited last year but a crash in practice put me out, so I’m pretty happy I get another chance and I’m not going to miss this opportunity again if I can help it.”

I’ve had a broken rib for the past few weeks, so my riding hasn’t had much attention which sucks, but I had the first good ride since I broke it before the (recent) CFB contest and it was great to be back and feeling good. My goal for this year was to win a contest. I won the CFB so I’m stoked I achieved my goal and now I’m just having fun and sending myself everyday.”

Congrats from Mongoose, you guys. See you at X Games.

Mongoose has been setting trends and popularizing cycling and action sports for more than 30 years, and continues to grow and prosper with more than 40 models of BMX, trail, freestyle, jumping and mountain bikes.  The Mongoose line of products also includes skateboards, scooters and bicycle parts and accessories. Check for the latest information on Mongoose athletes, products and news.

Pacific Cycle, a division of Dorel Industries Inc., owns Mongoose and is the leading supplier of quality bicycles in North America. The company designs, markets and imports a full range of bicycles and recreation products under the brand names of Schwinn, GT, Mongoose, Powerlite, Pacific, InSTEP, Pacific Outdoors, Roadmaster and Dyno. Pacific Cycle is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with offices in Olney, Illinois and Lake Forest, California. The company has distribution centers in Olney, Illinois, and Vacaville, California.

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