Pivot has launched a new program for promising new racers called PFR Next Gen. The first two Next Gen racers are Squamish riders Ryan Griffith, 15, and Dane Jewett, 14, who was one of the original PB Groms
Pivot marketing manager Elorie Slater said the program started with the goal of creating a way for the company to be involved in youth development in a meaningful way. Although Pivot sponsors NICA leagues in Arizona and Utah, the company felt it had a gap between grassroots support and the international racing world. Starting a youth development team would be a way to give promising riders a platform for racing at the international level.
Both these boys can get sideways.
The program has a strong focus on mentorship. Bernard Kerr is taking a leadership role, and he and other Pivot riders plan to help the Next Gen riders as they pursue their racing careers. In developing this program, Pivot hopes to help create a culture where other motivated young riders can thrive.
We look forward to seeing more from Dane and Ryan. The future is bright for those two.