About Us

Fluidride is a World Class mountain bike instructional school located in Seattle, Washington. Simon and his instructors will help your learn to mountain bike and become a better rider  - guaranteed. Fluidride has classes and clinics for all skill ranges, from beginners to professionals. In addition to our instruction, we offer a wide range of services including suspension tuning, mountain bike tours in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps, and tours in the Italian Riviera in Finale Ligure, Italy.

Simon Lawton, Founder of Fluidride

Simon Lawton is the owner of Fluidride, and the creator of the Fluidride Teaching Method. With his hands-on teaching, Simon has helped riders all over the US, Canada, Europe and Central and South America to achieve their riding goals. He has also reached riders in over 100 countries through his free and premium video content.

Simon has been racing mountain bikes for over 20 years, with 16 years of experience in the pro downhill ranks. During his career he amassed over 50 pro podium finishes at regional events, silver and bronze medals from the UCI Masters Downhill World Championships, and a 13th place finish in Chile’s Valparaiso Cerro Abajo Urban Downhill (VCA).

In addition to his riding and teaching, Simon has worked hard as a mountain bike advocate, helping found I-5 Colonnade Mountain Bike Park, and helping to bring Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park to fruition. Simon has also been instrumental in bringing NW racing back to life through his efforts with the Fluidride Cup Racing Series, which is now known as the NW Cup. In addition, Simon spent several years helping bring the Bartlett Tendon Universal Knee to the market through a nonprofit he created. The Bartlett Tendon is the first prosthetic leg in the world to allow above-knee amputees to stand and pedal a bike. Simon has helped thousands of riders reach their riding, racing and life goals.

Simon Lawton, Founder of Fluidride

Simon Lawton, Founder of Fluidride

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Dan Bassett

Dan is our Education Director and brings years of experience in outdoor education and media creation.

Formerly the Education Manager of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Dan holds a MS in Environmental Education and a BFA in Photography. While also being FIT 1 & 2 trained, he also is PMBIA Level 2 Certified.

When not doing all things Fluidride, he can be found riding his bike, fly-fishing and being a dad.

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Brandon Sisino

Brandon is our General Business Manager and supports the Fluidride Mission by providing tech support, helping to create photo and video, web design, and supporting the team with his many years of business experience.

Prior to joining Fluidride Brandon worked in accounting and vendor relations at Outdoor Research.