PRESS RELEASE: Women’s Slopestyle Tour
The Women’s Slopestyle Tour will be partnering with the FMBA (Freeride Mountain Bike Association) to bring the addition of women’s Dirt Jump, Freeride and Slopestyle events to multiple locations across North America. This inaugural series will touch down in 3 cities, beginning in Truckee, CA with the Little Big Festival, followed by Sugar Showdown in Seattle, WA and the Big White Freeride Days in Kelowna, BC - with hopes of expanding its programming to other centres and offering women opportunities to compete beyond North America. All competitions will be included in the FMB World Tour Calendar as an official stop on the Women’s Slopestyle Tour. Each course will be a bronze level event and for the first time ever will allow female riders to accrue points which will be reflected in the World Tour ranking system.
Organizers Cortney Knudson and Brooks McMullin of the Little Big Festival, Kat Sweet of Sugar Showdown, and Louise Hatton of the Big White Freeride Days bring their decades of event organizing experience to introduce this premiere season of events. With coverage available through several mediums- FMB media, the series website, as well as individual event websites, the Women’s Slopestyle Tour will bring an exciting competitive mtb showcase for local spectators and fans abroad.
Further cementing the series’ mission to grow women’s participation worldwide, Women’s Slopestyle Series plans to support the ongoing inclusion of other events across North America and into Europe. More details are to be announced on the website at: womensmtbslopestyletour.com 2019 WOMEN’S SLOPESTYLE TOUR SCHEDULE
Women’s Junior & Pro Tour
Little Big Festival- Truckee, CA May 25-26, 2019
Sugar Showdown- Seattle, WA July 5-6, 2019
Big White Freeride Days, Kelowna, BC July 12-13, 2019