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Johnny O’Mara Chimes In As Bike Season Ramps Up

by Jessica Petyo March 04, 2016

Johnny O’Mara Chimes In As Bike Season Ramps Up

Wow how time flies by! It's been 35 years since I turned pro on the Mugen Honda in 1980. I had an 11-year motocross career that ended at the end of 1990. It's been quite a road to where I am today.

I had a great motocross career with multiple national championships, multiple GP wins and Motocross of Nations wins. I also have been inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame twice for my accomplishments! I couldn't be more satisfied on how my motorcycle career went.

As I retired from my motorcycle career and moved on to my new mountain bike career, it was very exciting to me and very challenging. Since I loved that fitness side of endurance sports, I took on the best athletes in the world on the mountain bike.

I had factory mountain bike teams supporting me from the beginning so it was very similar to my motorcycle career. I spent six years as a professional and after that I focused on just racing at the highest level as a master level racer due to my age - I was getting up there compared to the younger pros! To date, I've won eight USA Cycling XC National Championships! I would definitely like to hit at least 10 National Championship as a goal of mine in seasons to come.

My whole career I've had some great personal sponsors that support me today. One being Rokform, which I love being part of on a daily basis! I've helped develop the Pro Series Bike Mount that mounts onto the stem so I can have access to my phone calls or text messages on-the-fly and just not to have it in my jersey pocket - which I was always scared it would fall out and I would lose my expensive phone.

So I'm very proud to be the face of the Rokform Pro Series Bike Mount for such a great company! The attention to detail is something that makes our relationship very special! I'm very picky on what I endorse and use every day in my lifestyle!

Jessica Petyo
Jessica Petyo


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