Source: FMB World Tour
With preparations for the 2011 Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World Tour in full swing, Specialized is joining the circle of official partners of the upcoming season's World Tour. The FMB World Tour is looking to secure itself as freeriding’s overarching World Series event and feels that the support of a large company like Specialized will surely help with this. The FMBA is looking forward to kicking off the 2011 World Tour well prepared with the Vienna Air King in Austria on April 2nd and 3rd.
Tarek Rasouli, president of the association, commented on the partnership, "Naturally, we are very excited to count Specialized among our official partners. A strong association needs strong partners, and the bicycle manufacturer is one of the strongest worldwide. Currently we are talking to several further possible partners and will be able to announce new partnerships soon. It is great to see a growing understanding of how important it is to support and further develop freeride!"
The FMBA is confident that it will further build upon its goal to grow and establish the sport of Freeride Mountain Biking by providing athletes and event organizers with a tangible world ranking system and guidelines for course design, judging and safety.
Further official dates for the FMB World Tour 2011 will be announced soon.