The search for the 2012 FMB World Tour champion begins

Mar 26, 2012 at 8:23
by FMB World Tour  

Only a few days until the Vienna Air King marks the beginning of the 2012 Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour that once more searches for the One – the best freeride athlete in the world. A live video stream from the event on Sunday, April 1st will allow anyone who can’t make it to Vienna to follow the action from home. Another way to sweeten the wait until the action kicks off in Vienna is to check out the brand new FMB World Tour trailer. The clip tells the tale of the world’s best freeride athletes challenging each other in one breathtaking series to settle who will take home the title of FMB World Tour champion.


For the first time this season, some of the biggest names in freeride mountain biking will meet in Vienna and grant us a first glimpse at who will dominate the FMB World Tour this year. Over the past years, each FMB World Tour has been raising the bar ever higher and this year is sure to be no different: 2 Diamond events, 8 Gold events, 7 Silver events and a growing number of Bronze events will definitely make for an exceptional World Tour.

Riders planning to start their season in Vienna and wanting to collect ranking points at the Silver event, only have 3 days left to sign up with the Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) and become a licensed rider. To be part of the FMB World Tour, riders need to acquire either a professional (PRO) or amateur (AM) license to make their ranking points count. PRO license riders are able to collect points at all FMB World Tour events, AM riders only at Silver and Bronze events. One thing is the same for both PRO and AM riders: without a valid FMBA license before the event, no points will be counted.


Fans of freeriding who do not ride on a competitive level can also become members of the FMBA and support their sport. Each member can take advantage of many benefits such as prize reductions for bike park lift passes, magazine subscriptions or online bike equipment shops. To learn more about the FMBA and the benefits that come with a membership, make sure to drop by the FMBA tent at the Vienna Air King or check out the FMBA website: www.fmba.org.


Athletes can join the FMB World Tour here: www.fmbworldtour.com/en/riders/rider-registration.html

If you want to support your sport, sign up with the FMBA: www.fmbworldtour.com/en/membership/become-a-member.html

For more info, go to our website: www.fmbworldtour.com or join us on facebook or follow us on twitter @fmbworldtour

About the FMBA
The Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) is a non-profit organization that follows the goal of guiding the mountain bike freeride sport into a more professional direction and firmly establishing it in the world of sports. To achieve this goal, the FMBA promotes high standards of judging, course design and safety and implements them in all events of the FMB World Tour. Athletes and event organizers are provided with a tangible world ranking system and reliable guidelines forming an organized and structured framework for a free and creative sport.

About the FMB World Tour
The Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour integrates contests of the highest level from all over the globe into one overarching competition for the title of FMB World Tour Champion. All athletes with a membership of the FMBA have the opportunity to become the next FMB World Tour Champion. FMB World Tour events envelop the many facets of the freeride sport including: big mountain, slopestyle and dirt jump.
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41 Comments

  • + 12
 Semenuk is definately going to ride solid, there's alot more game now ! Ryan Nangle should take the Vienna Air King 1st place !
  • + 5
 matt macduff would with his triple trucks.
  • + 0
 It dosent say he is riding on the vienna air king website?
  • + 2
 well he said he was going to. and hes in europe right now. but i dunno maybe it didnt end up happening
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  • + 8
 maybe if he rides rampage... he needs all the points he can if hes going to beat semenuk
  • + 4
 Agreed. Can anyone else picture pilgrim trying to ride a ht?:p
  • + 4
 what better way to show the quality of the NS soda then to send pilgrim to rampage
  • + 1
 he wont ride rampage
  • + 5
 a complete biker, ride rampage!
  • + 4
 he has said he is riding rampage this year
  • - 1
 rumours hey lol
  • + 1
 could not agree more seeing how the Soda performs, I'm looking at getting one so it would be nice to see it in action before spending the money if not im going killswitch and Semenuk always rides solid esp with his "play ground" that was on fron the inside out.
  • + 4
 Pilgrim is definitely riding rampage I asked him on hi facebook!
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  • + 8
 semenuk, groves, and messere
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  • + 4
 Who is gonna win Rampage this year? I am rooting for Semenuk, but I have a feeling Zink is gonna give him a run for his money. That huge backflip Zink pulled at the old redbull site was insane. . .
  • + 10
 Darren Berrecloth? He might as well live in Utah...
  • + 9
 ....whoever does 1 trick off a man made jump of course. The Claw... no way, he will create an inventive line down the mountain with loads of sick tricks thrown in. That can't win rampage.
  • + 2
 sick line, sick tricks should be on the podium of the rampage but to win it i think you've got to go BIG
  • + 4
 Gee went big. The only 1 to land that step down. Now that is big.
Everyone rode the wooden jump. Yet to find one of those wooden jumps on our mountains :o)
  • + 2
 agree with jimbsport, but im hoping cam mccaul will rise up and pull something huge with his style an win for a change. if not, i think hunter should go. he is like the jedi master of freeride, hes the best and biggest, but all he has won in his life is a pie eating contest(seasons or follow me). i think steve smith should go rip it up and do his dirt jump tricks on a dh over huge, gnarly stuff.
  • + 2
 I would love to see Cam Mccaul win it too! That would be awesome. I agree with betsie. It seemed like Zink's run in 2010 consisted of just is 360, which was impressive, but he should have added more into his run!
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  • + 7
 I already found him.... he is Brandon semenuk!
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  • + 6
 Sick!!!!! I hope Brandon semenuk blows everyone out of the water again!
  • + 6
 I hope Mike Montgomery does well. He is the coolest guy...
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  • + 1
 It seems like all the big riders only hit the big events. There should be more gold events in europe. I think this would give some of the riders from europe a better chance. It would also force the american and canadian riders to make the trip to europe. Semenuk just hits the joyride or rampage and gets tons of points. Most european riders don't even fly to these events.
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  • + 4
 Semenuk and Messere all the way
  • + 3
 FOGEL AND VISSER!
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  • + 3
 hope everyone just sends it all year, put the sport at a new level
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  • + 3
 Semenuk, Soderstrom and Messere
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  • + 4
 claw for the win.
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  • + 1
 I know everbody says semenuk and pilgrim, but wouldn't it be sick if Messere won it all?
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  • + 1
 i can wait to see all the new tricks that the riders have bean working on in the the off season to be thrown down in 2012 :p
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  • + 2
 I want to have somerthing like he Dirt Fantasy tour here too
  • + 1
 I meant League *
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  • + 1
 Semenuk, Messere, and Pilgrim
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  • + 1
 Semenuk,Montgomery or Pilgrim,maybe one of McCaul brothers..
  • + 4
 lacondeguy bros ?
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