PARK CITY, Utah (December 15, 2023) — Kona Bicycles announced a substantial donation of 500 mountain bikes to the Utah High School Cycling League. Kona’s parent company, Kent Outdoors, recently decided to move their headquarters to the League’s backyard of Park City, UT. Quick to make an impact on their new hometown, Kent has been essential to making this donation happen before the year’s end. Fostering community has consistently been at the forefront of Kona and Kent’s values, and this philanthropic initiative emphasizes that commitment by promoting youth engagement in cycling for the health and well-being of Utah’s high school students.
Inspired by The Utah High School Cycling League and the significant strides they’ve made in encouraging young athletes to embrace the benefits of cycling, Kona was proud to contribute to the league’s commitment to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.
The donated 500 bicycles, known for appealing to various riding styles and skill levels, will provide students with access to quality equipment – enabling them to explore the joy of cycling while participating in league events and training programs. Kona believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience the freedom and exhilaration that comes with riding a bike.
Kona’s donation underscores the company’s dedication to cultivating a lifelong love for cycling. The Utah High School Cycling League expresses its gratitude to Kona for this generous gesture, emphasizing the positive impact it will have on the league’s ability to reach more students and make a lasting difference in their lives.
“Kona’s donation will greatly assist in lowering financial barriers to participate in the league. This is the single largest product donation the league has ever received. These bikes will be given to teams to build a bike loan program for student-athletes and coaches that may not have a suitable cross-country mountain bike,” said Dallen Atack, League Director of Utah High School Cycling League.
Kona and the Utah High School Cycling League invite the community to join them in celebrating this partnership and the positive impact it will have on the lives of young cyclists.