KELLY McGARRY JUMPS ON BOARD WITH SHRED OPTICS AND SLYTECH PROTECTION
SHRED OPTICS and SLYTECH PROTECTION are psyched to welcome mountain bike and dirt jump star Kelly McGarry to its growing team of dirt shredders. The New Zealand native joins BMX legend Ryan Nyquist on the roster. McGarry has been a staple of the MTB circuit for years, and continued his ascent through the sport last fall taking second place in the famed Red Bull Rampage event and winning the People’s Choice award with the longest-ever flip over a 72 foot canyon.
“I’m stoked on my new partnership with SHRED OPTICS and SLYTECH PROTECTION, the gear looks and functions great,” said McGarry. “One of the main reasons I ride bikes is for the travel, going on new adventures to epic spots around the globe and riding terrain that no one has ever ridden on two wheels. It’s cool to know the guys at SHRED//SLYTECH understand what I want to get done and are behind me one-hundred percent.”
“Kelly McGarry is unbelievable,” said SHRED and SLYTECH co-founder and Olympic gold medalist, Ted Ligety. “Doing what he does takes crazy skill and the unique ability to never allow fear to penetrate his mind. We at SHRED and SLYTECH are psyched to help Kelly push what was thought to be possible on a bike toward a boundless future, with the best eyewear and protection available.”
“Adding Kelly to the team really validates everything we do at SHRED//SLYTECH,” said CMO/CFO Federico Merle. “We are truly an athlete born company always looking for ways to allow our riders to push the boundaries of possibility; snow, dirt, street, it doesn’t matter. What’s important is to continue to build the products of our dreams and draw from the inspiration of our riders’ boundless talent to push our exploration of the sports we love so much to never before seen heights. As Nyquist does, as well as Ted Ligety, Gigi Rüf, Romain De Marchi, and Duncan Adams, McGarry will play a huge role in our product development.”
As aforementioned, McGarry flipped his way into stardom at Red Bull Rampage, and SHRED//SLYTECH couldn’t be more excited to watch him progress through his career as a part of the family. “A wise man once told me, ‘Speed is your friend,’ says McGarry. “It’s good to be riding for SHRED//SLYTECH for when ‘my friend’ and I have a falling out.”
SHRED OPTICS and SLYTECH PROTECTION bike manager, Victor Sheldon adds, “To be able to partner with Kelly is a dream. Not only is he fearless, but he gets the other side of the business, which makes him a ‘rouleur.’”