The FMB World Tour offers two different license categories: professional (PRO) and amateur (AM). All FMB World Tour licensed athletes automatically become individual members of the Freeride Mountain Bike Association.
Professional freeride mountain bike athletes or high-level riders need to acquire a PRO license in order to collect points at Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze events. Their results count towards the FMB World Tour overall ranking, best 6 results are counted. Diamond and Gold level events require a PRO license for participation. FMB World Tour Pro licensed athletes are only listed in the FMB World Tour overall ranking, not in any of the AM rankings.
// Necessary to participate in Diamond and Gold events
// Necessary to collect ranking points in Diamond/Gold/Silver/Bronze events
// Top 6 results out of Diamond/Gold/Silver/Bronze events count towards FMB World Tour overall ranking
The FMB World Tour AM license opens up competitive freeride mountain biking within the World Tour to athletes of all levels. Riders with an AM license can collect ranking points at Bronze and Silver FMB World Tour events. Their top 3 results in these events count towards one of two AM ranking lists - either the European or North American AM ranking -- while the top 6 results in these event will still count towards the separate FMB World Tour overall ranking, where all FMB World Tour athletes are listed.
AM riders also have the chance to participate in one FMB World Tour Gold event per season and if that result is among the rider's top 6, these points will count towards the overall ranking.Any AM rider wanting to participate in Gold and Diamond events more regularly, has the possibility to upgrade to a PRO license during the season in order to be able to access and collect points at Diamond and Gold events.
// Necessary to collect ranking points in Silver/Bronze events
// Allowed to participate in one Gold event per season
// Top 6 results out of (1xGold)/Silver/Bronze events count towards FMB World Tour overall ranking
// Top 3 results out of Silver/Bronze events count towards FMB World Tour AM ranking (European or North American)
Registrations for 2013: will be available soon!
// FMBA membership: 25,00 EUR per year
// FMB WT PRO license: 125,00 EUR per year
// FMB WT AM license: 25,00 EUR per year