9th Annual Dirksen Derby - December 11-13, 2015
The Derby is back and better than ever this year! Tyler Eklund is still going strong and so is the Dirksen Derby snowboard rally race. This year the event will be held at Mt. Bachelor, December 11-13, 2015. Stay tuned for more details!
The course is located at a different location every year on the lower mountain of Mt. Bachelor. Location is decided 10 days prior to the race.
To raise money and stoke for our good friend and Derby competitor, Tyler Eklund, while bringing the snowboard, splitboard and sit-ski communities together for a fun weekend of competition and comradery.
The Dirksen Derby Rally Race is a snowboard, splitboard and sit-ski race at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. The race consists of two 30 second banked slalom courses on Mt. Bachelor. The Green course is designed for all abilities of riders, and the Red course is designed to be tighter and faster for the more experienced riders. After Qualifiers, racers log a time down each of the courses and the racer with the fastest combined times wins the division.
PRICE AND REGISTRATION
Entry Fee: $35 for all divisions except Derby Elites ($100)
Lift Tickets: Discounted $50 event ticket is available only to registered racers. All racers MUST have a valid lift ticket/season pass.
For the 2015 Derby, there will be nine divisions:
Derby Elite - Men (professionally-sponsored snowboarders) Registration is closed
Derby Elite - Women (professionally-sponsored snowboarders) Registration is closed
Men's Snowboard (ages 14-34) Registration is closed
Gentlemen's Snowboard (ages 35-49) Registration is closed
Gentlewomen's Snowboard (ages 35-49) Registration is closed
Older and Wiser (men and women ages 50+) Registration is closed
Women's Snowboard (ages 14-34) Registration is closed
Groms Snowboard (boys and girls ages 13 & under) Registration is closed
Splitboard - Men and Women (all ages) Registration is closed
Sit-Ski (men and women all ages)
We could not do it without our generous sponsors. Thank you!
Patagonia | Mt. Bachelor | Salomon | Subaru of Bend | evo | Smith Optics | Dakine | Blackstrap | Drink Water | Gentemstick | Äsmo | Pine Ridge Inn | SnoPlanks | Picky Bars | Karakoram | Spark R&D | Skullcandy | Mountain House | Thump Coffee | Crab Grab | Sounds on Wheels | Side Surfers| Park Raker | Parilla Grill | Velvet | Moment Surf Company | Skjersaa's | Aspect Boards & Brews | Protect Our Winters | Oregon Adaptive Sports
2015 EVENT SCHEDULE
Please check back for updated schedule.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10: PATAGONIA FILM PREMIER JUMBO WILD
8:00 p.m. - premier of Jumbo Wild at Patagonia store in Downtown Bend
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11: REGISTRATION, PRACTICE AND KICK-OFF PARTY
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration at Mt. Bachelor
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Practice Day at Mt. Bachelor
6:00 p.m. - 10:00p.m. - Dirksen Derby Kick-Off Party hosted by evo (all ages) in Bend
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12: QUALIFICATION DAY AND SPLIT BOARD RACE
Qualification includes: Men's, Women's, Gentlemen's & Gentle-Women's Divisions
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Registration at Mt. Bachelor
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Splitboard Race (men’s and women’s)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Qualification Day at Mt. Bachelor
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Dirksen Derby Film Fest hosted by Salomon (all ages) in Bend
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13: FINALS DAY
All Divisions (except Split Board)
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration at Mt. Bachelor
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Finals at Mt. Bachelor
3:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony at Mt. Bachelor
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Derby Afterparty at Velvet Bar in Downtown Bend