Safariland®/Kona® Patrol Bike Team Participates In 24 Hours at Old Pueblo
April 26, 2012
Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, participated in the 13th annual Kona® Bikes 24 Hours of Old Pueblo with its new Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike 29er. Held in Tucson, Arizona on February 17-19, 2012, this event is described as the largest 24-hour mountain biking event in the United States. Safariland’s involvement in the ride was focused on testing their law enforcement Patrol Bike to see just how well the 29er would do against the rough and rugged desert environment.
“The performance of the Patrol Bike proved remarkable through craggy terrain, over uphills and rocky downhills. The bike easily stood up to the challenge. After the event, the Patrol Bike still performed like it was brand new,” stated Scott Carnahan, Vice President Equipment Category marketing for Safariland.
The eight-man Safariland team was among a total of 598 teams who participated in this annual event. The team of riders included Safariland colleagues Scott Carnahan, Corey McCroskey, Troy Gielish and Kenda Lenseigne; Kurt Vine, Dan Aul and Pat White from Kona, rounded out the team. They each completed fifteen 16.3 mile laps in 24 hours. Riding in the Corporate Division, Safariland placed 24th among the 42 corporate teams entered in the race.
The Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike, and full line of bike related products for patrol officers, will be introduced later this year at the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) Expo May 4th and 5th. Safariland teamed with Kona, one of the world’s most reputable bicycle manufacturers, to create the Safariland/Kona Patrol Bike. Designed specifically for the law enforcement market, this high-performance was built from the ground up with specialized features and components to meet the daily demands of patrol officers.
For more information on the Safariland/Kona Patrol bike visit us at www.safariland.com/bike.
Safariland, LLC is a premier provider of law enforcement and security products and services, delivering a full-range of customer-specific solutions. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable branded products in the public safety market, Safariland is committed to saving lives. For more information about Safariland and its body armor products, please visit www.safariland.com.
For further information, please contact:
Hope Bianchi Sjursen
Director, Marketing Services
Tel: +1 909 923 7300 x31223
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