Rusty Potts was an accomplished athlete, excelling in soccer in high school and college until injuries to his knees forced him to take up other sports. Rusty also competed in marathons and ran several under 3 hours with a personal best of 2:47 . When he turned his attention to bicycle racing, Rusty quickly became one of the mid-Atlantic region’s most feared but approachable and respected competitors in bicycle racing.
Rusty won more than 75 races in several several different age groups including 18 and over, 30 plus and 40 plus. He has won the Tour of Somerville, The District Road Race Championship (3 times), the District Criterium Championship and the District Individual Time Trial. Rusty also raced in California and competed in Russia as part of a USA National Masters cycling team.
In 2001 Rusty rode to a prestigious third place in the USA Masters National Championships in the 45-49 age group Criterium. Rusty won this bronze medal after crashing earlier in the race. Shortly after his podium appearance Rusty was diagnosed with ALS. He lost his battle with ALS in 2010.
In 2005, MAMBO Kings Racing began participating the ALS Express ride to increase awareness for ALS/Lou Gehrigs disease. In 2006, MAMBO Kings Racing raised over $9,500.00 for ALS research and in 2007, more than $19,000 was raised. The ALS Express ride is a commitment the team will continue to expand upon in the future. For more information about Rusty and ALS, please click the ALS info button. MAMBO Kings Racing's Anthony "Rusty" Potts has been fighting ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease since 2001.
MAMBO Kings Racing is proud to be a part of the annual ALS bike ride to raise money for ALS research which is being run this year in honor of Rusty.
Wisdom Focused By Illness (Philadelphia Inquirer, May 1, 2005)
Proceeds from YSG Racing's First Annual Tour de Fair Haven were donated to the Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation, which is dedicated to improving quality of life for ALS patients in the community.
ALS Express -- The ALSExpress is a non-competitive fun ride for all ages and abilities. All proceeds of this ride are donated to ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
ALS Association -- research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy dedicated solely to the fight against ALS