Are you ready for a little early season shred racing? No speed suits, no wax techs, no drug testing, just full-on fun, ripping downhill fun for a good cause. Get down to the 3rd Annual Dirksen Derby on December 13 at Mt. Bachelor.
The Dirksen Derby is a unique ‘snowboard rally’ race. Divisions include Men, Women, Groms and Sit-Skiers. New this year is a splitboard division that times competitors uphill and back down. Also new this year is an official race-timing system. Last year they used stopwatches, if that tells you anything about the level of self-seriousness on course. All you have to do to participate is show up, pay $25 and go fast. Prizes are gear donated by Josh Dirksen’s numerous and generous sponsors. Think of it as the Baker Banked Slalom without the history or the entry restrictions. At the end, all regestration fees are donated to Tyler Eklund who sustained a serious spinal injury while snowboarding.
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