Fluidride Cup at Schweitzer


News & Reviews
Jun 26, 2009
Schweitzer to host Downhill Mountain Bike Race
Schweitzer is stop #4 on the Fluidride Cup racing series

Downhill Mountain bike racing returns to Schweitzer for the first time since NORBA in 2005. Fluidride Cup, the Northwest’s premiere racing event, will make Schweitzer stop #4 on their 5-stop tour, with other stops at Whistler, B.C. and Mt. Hood, Oregon.

Schweitzer plans to construct a new pro course specifically for the event, with the potential to take advantage of 2200 ft of vertical. Existing trails will be designated as the intermediate and beginner courses. “Anyone who remembers racing there can tell you that this mountain is the real deal with terrain that just keeps coming,” Fluidride owner, Simon Lawton wrote on his webpage. “ With such large vertical, Schweitzer may make a great future Fluidride Enduro location as well.”

The Fluidride Cup Technical DH Series
Amateurs limited to 250 riders. Pro is unlimited.

• Fluidride Cup #1: May 29-30 – Whistler Mountain Bike Park, BC
• Fluidride Cup #2: June 25-27 – Mt. Hood SkiBowl, OR
• Fluidride Cup #3: July 9-11 – Mt. Hood Skibowl, OR
• Fluidride Cup #4: August 20-22 – Schweitzer Resort, ID
• Fluidride Cup #5: Series Final: September 24-26 – Mt. Hood SkiBowl, OR

“We’re really excited about this event,” said Schweitzer Events Manager Brandon Peterson. “It’s a great opportunity to share with the biking community the kind of diverse downhill terrain we offer!”

For more information and to register visit fluidrideracing.com or schweitzer.com

About Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is quickly rising in the ranks of the nation’s top destination resorts with 2900 acres of amazing terrain and renowned tree skiing. Located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle and the northwest Rocky Mountains, Schweitzer overlooks the town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille. Schweitzer is well known for its two massive bowls, breathtaking views and amazing gladed terrain. For more information about Schweitzer Mountain Resort call 800.831.8810 or visit schweitzer.com.