Women's Slopestyle Tour Partners with 2019 FMBA Series

Apr 23, 2019
by Stephanie Nychka  

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.

bigquotesOur group is intently focused on developing a platform for female riders to experience a competitive schedule and earn FMB rankings through a dedicated series. Not only will this help to foster growth in both rider confidence and advance the skills of riders, but it will create a ranking for those who may be seeking sponsorship or much needed exposure. In looking to the world of freestyle BMX, the addition of a World Cup and Vans Pro Cup series (with increased visibility, accolades and reward) has led to women’s progression in the sport happening ‘in real-time’ and producing a class of elite riders. We are dedicated to building the foundation for female mountain bike competition, supporting riders, and cultivating an elite class of athletes who are deserving of industry recognition.Stephanie Nychka


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


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


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 Yeah, that's cool! I'm sure there are loads of amazing female slopestyle riders I've never heard of. And obviously hopefully these events will inspire even more girls and women to pick up the sport.
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 Check out @womensslopestyletour and @womxnsfreeridemovement !
  • 39 0
 Best thing to happen for women's biking so far this year
  • 13 0
 Awesome I have always wondered who the Women slopestylers were! PinkBike please get some coverage on a few of these!
  • 11 0
 YES! This is so cool! Can't wait for the Sugar Showdown!
  • 5 0
 Props to anyone hitting those courses. Every time I see one I can’t believe folks are hitting those features let alone on a hard tail.
  • 7 0
 It's about damn time!
  • 4 0
 Sweet! It would be awesome to see the tour hit the northeast next year.
  • 1 0
 Where in the NE? We'd be happy to add more if there was an appropriate course and body willing to work with us to organize something!
  • 3 0
 @stephanie: Highland Mountain Bike Park. it's a freeride/slopestyle/dirt jump paradise, they even have a Women's Freeride Festival each year in October.
  • 1 0
 @ianek: Thank you! That's great to know!
  • 4 0
 Yo!!! This is gonna be lit!
  • 3 0
 No reason why a women can't come out of junior gymnastics like Rogatkin and get mad good.
  • 4 0
  • 3 0
 Nice! Much needed
  • 3 0
 So cool!
  • 1 0
 Sick! Glad to see the Sugar Showdown as part of this. The women's jump scene at Duthie Hill is off the hook.
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 This is awesome!! Can't wait to see the ladies ripping it up!!
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