The 2009 Fluidride Cup Schedule Announced!!

Feb 26, 2009 at 0:06
Feb 26, 2009
by Mike Estes  
 
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The 2009 Fluidride Cup is returning with a 7 event series including Kellog, Idaho's Silver Mountain resort making it a true 3 state NW gravity series. Attendance is expected to shatter last year's records as many new comers can find tracks suitable for all skill levels. You'll ride up with Maxxis' Luke Strobel, Transition's Lars Sternberg and last year's Pro Mens Champion Bart McDaniels but I doubt you'll be going down the course with them.

Will dissolving the 'semi-pro' class change things? You bet! Welcome to another season of gravity racing!

2009 Race Schedule
*this schedule is subject to change due to weather and other considerations.

Race# Location Date
FR Cup 1 Port Angeles, WA. April 3rd - 5th
FR Cup 2 Port Angeles, WA. May 1st - 3rd
FR Cup 3 Silver Mt, Kellogg, Idaho June 12th - 14th
FR Cup 4 Mt Hood, OR. June 26th - 28th
FR Cup 5 Mt Hood, OR. July 10th - 12th
FR Cup 6 Port Angeles, WA. August 21st - 23rd
FR Cup 7 Mt Hood, OR. September 25th - 27th

Just like last year, nDub Productions and Petr Kakes of Hurricane Racing will be handling the race timing and course. You have to get your new USA Cycling License and permits to enter. There's been a long list of added sponsors to the ones that supported it last year. I haven't got the finalized listing to show yet. But stay tuned for many more updates here on Pinkbike.

For a review of last years races check out the following videos:

Fluidride Cup #1-
Views: 8,995    Faves: 24    Comments: 7
Dual Slalom

Views: 4,739    Faves: 0    Comments: 4
Downhill

Views: 19,866    Faves: 200    Comments: 54
Fluidride Cup #2

Views: 3,024    Faves: 8    Comments: 0
Fluidride Cup #3

Views: 5,606    Faves: 19    Comments: 8
Fluidride Cp #4

Views: 5,949    Faves: 20    Comments: 4
Fluidride Cup #5

Views: 20,963    Faves: 262    Comments: 90
Fluidride #6

2008 FR Cup Pro Mens Podium

2008 FR Cup Pro Mens Podium


For registration and details- go here. (note: As of this writing- it was still 2008 information- don't fear- that page will be updated very soon!)

To get your USA Cycling license and permits, go here.

To closely follow the FR Cup's details and news- the Fluidride Cup website is right here.

I just started the 2009 Fluidride Cup thread right here for discussion. Did I cover it all? Will Luke Strobel beat 40+ year old Bart McDaniels? Will the former 'semi-pro's' make things interesting in the pro class or will they 'sand-bag' the Expert class? Let's chat about racing.

-northwestdhdad.pinkbike.com/
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52 Comments

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 I hear we are losing the Slalom @ Hood. Lets start speaking up NOW. Dual Slalom is a BIG part of the racing weekend. "No if, ands, ort buts" We need to have Slalom races @ Hood. SPEAK LOUD PEOPLE
GEO "last yrs #4 sr men DS"
  • + 0
 get ahold of petr that's his venue...
  • + 0
 Ya I know but he need to here it from MANY riders
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  • + 1
 This year the racing should be amazing, especially with the full Hood course back in play. Finally some more fast and rough. So much riding for your money. I'm totally excited.
  • + 1
 What is the upper section like. i have only riden half of it.
  • + 0
 yeah, what is it??
  • + 0
 Completely awesome. ~1 minute of super fast and rough after a small bit of technical steep at the very top, then it meets up with the rest of the course mid-mountain. It's basically as much as you can stay off the brakes and hold on, which makes the bottom half tricky cause your hands and forearms are wasted.
  • + 1
 sounds nutty, but sounds like if you can keep off your brakes you have a chance of doing well. =D
  • + 2
 dude, i am getting soooo stoked for this season!
  • + 1
 tru dude. nice write up mike, see ya out there!
  • + 0
 Stay healthy Charlie and you will pedal off the start box down "White Knuckle' or what I like to call- "Mike's Busted Ass Elbow Spot!"
  • + 0
 Where did you do it exactly?
  • + 0
 thought you busted it on justice dude!!!
  • + 1
 I wish it was on 'Justice'- but no, first easy roller on "White Knuckle" I was pinned- went OTB's and ate serious shit. 9 pins and plate- my arm is still kinda f*cked, so I'm MC'ing this year and racing 40+ Sport for fun. Call me a 'Sandbagger' I don't care.........
  • + 0
 sandbagger. lol. i am sooo outta shape anyways, so ill be racing sport 21-28 or w/e it is now, so i cant knock ya. lol. should a good season dude!
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  • + 1
 Im makin it out to every one of those races, besides idaho. I love fluidride, so organized and such a good stystem. cant wait for april 3. and i hope they have dual slalom at hood, that was awsome.
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  • + 1
 except if aron gwinn raced there would kinda be no contest... he beat the pros time by like thirty seconds with a really bad crash.
  • + 3
 We got Luke Strobel at most events- so if those 2 were in attendance it makes a great race. We don't care if Sam Hill or Gee Atherton shows up.
  • + 0
 This next season should bring even more names out.
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  • + 1
 Cant wait for the season to start! 2008 fluidride cup was an amazing series and im sure with the silver mountain race, it is going to be even better!
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  • + 2
 Cool race. I wanna go to the States. Riding isn't the same in terms of gnarlyness Frown
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  • + 1
 they should have the winners of the pro men in the fluidride cup and the mountain states cup race to see who has the faster people. that would be sweet
  • + 2
 That would be rad- sorta like an 'All-Star' Baseball game..........or NFL's Pro Bowl. Good idea.
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  • + 0
 I live in Canada and was thinking about trying to make it down for the first race in april. I was just wondering if its possible to get one day insurance for these races? How does this work?
  • + 0
 No insurance needed, just a USA Cycling license if you are racing Exert or Pro. Sport class can get one day licenses.
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  • + 1
 hell yeah!! i'm ready to race with my new bike!!! Fluidride cup here i come!!!
  • + 1
 i hope i can beat your times this season.
  • - 1
 you wish!!! :-))
  • - 1
 what class are you racing?
  • - 1
 damn dude!!! when am i going to race you??? LOL!!! cheers!!
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  • + 1
 great article, This maybe be the year for me to get back to racing la bicicleta. look out for the flying chalupas
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  • + 2
 Thats what i am talking about, going to do better then last season =D
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  • + 2
 the kellogg race will be sick!
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  • + 1
 Its on, lets have some fun!
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  • + 0
 Can't wait to be racing in the same class as; Bart, Lars, and Luke in the DH.
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  • + 0
 YES!!!
silver Mt. represent... my local hill. Smile
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  • + 0
 so pumped for racing in the NW
  • + 0
 sick, i cant wiat, im gonna be in most of those
  • + 1
 i want to so bad... i think im gonna try racing in a few of those.... the trails look hella fun
  • + 0
 I've heard that silver mountainis steep. still looking forward to this season and im so excited for the new yeartup
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  • + 0
 Where can you register for these races? or is it day of race?
  • + 0
 You can register here, but its still not ready for 2009 sign ups........http://skibowl.com/index.php?page=race-registration
  • + 0
 this link is good for the idaho and port angeles races also?
  • + 0
 No Idaho this year- last minute change, but yeah, all FR Cup's will be signing up there.........Hurricane Racing is part of Mt Hood Ski Bowl.
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  • + 0
 Does hood have summer season long dh mt biking?
  • + 0
 Oh yeah, You betcha.......Year round MTB to be clear.
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  • + 0
 woohoo race time!
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