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825 Early St. #H
Santa Fe, NM 87504
The hill will be closed to riding starting on Thursday the 22nd from
8am. Violators will be disqualified and entry fees will not be returned.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday 24th: Downhill Practice and Qualifying.
am Riders meeting, then caravan to the top of the hill. Racers ONLY
will be allowed to park at the top. A shuttle may be provided for
spectators, but they will be VERY restricted along the course and at
am Tech inspection in full dress. After you have passed inspection you
will get a racer number that you’ll use the rest of the weekend, and
you may proceed to PRACTICE. Anyone with complaints or requesting
variances in the rules will be directed to the back of the line so that
others may proceed to practice runs. Make sure you are familiar with
the rules and regs posted on the contest sign up page. Ignorance won’t
get you on the hill.
am The DH timing system will be armed and ready to capture qualifying
times. When you are ready to qualify you may inform the starter, give
them your # and take your best shot. You only get one run to qualify so
make your practice runs count. If you fall during your qualifying run
you may get up and continue. You may resume practice runs after you log
a qualifying time if your legs are up for it!
1:00 pm: We'll break for lunch for 1 hr. while the wind picks up.
pm Last call for qualifying! Practice runs could continue until 5:00pm
if the weather and winds co-operate. Otherwise we’re calling it at 4:00
pm or after the last racer qualifies.
6:00pm Pizza party at Angelos, 110 East Main in Goldendale, WA. Qualifying times will be posted to liven the party!
Sunday 25th: Downhill Racing in 4 man heats.
8:00am Riders meeting, announcing brackets, caravan to the top of the hill.
9:00am Racers get ONE practice run.
10:00am Racing begins
3:00pm (if all goes well) Awards presentation at Stonehenge.
for the Maryhill Race: The motels in the Goldendale, WA area will be
filling up quickly so we advise you to make a reservation asap. The
campgrounds also need reservations in advance, so book 'em now.
Beach Campground $15 per night 509-773-4698 Maryhill State Park $7 per
night 509-773-5007 Farvue Motel $67 per night 800-358-5881 Ponderosa
Motel $65 per night 509-773-5842 Biggs, OR Travelodge (closest to the
hill)$55 per night 541-739-2501
top 64 DH racers will be bracketed into groups of 16 based on their
qualifying times, with A, B, C and D groupings. Each of these racers
will get to be in at least one heat, and single elimination will
advance the first 2 racers from each heat into the next round in that
racers will need to pre-pay an entry fee by June 5th to be eligible to
compete. At that time any available slots will be given to any racers
on the waiting list. This legendary hill is likely to bring racers from
the world over, and we expect a full turnout. Flying into Portland,
Oregon has the advantage of getting to ride Burnside, Aumsville and
other epic parks. Maryhill Museum is located about an hour and a half
east of Portland along the Columbia River Gorge.
money will be determined by the generosity of our sponsors, please
contact TimeShip Racing if you would like to participate as a title or
co-sponsor. This will be one of the highest visibility events of the
season with magazine and media coverage.
DH Race Requirements:
Your name must be on the registrar’s list as pre-paid. No race day entries will be accepted.
You may use Leathers or Full Skate Pads.
racers must pass a safety inspection dressed in their full race gear,
which will consist of the following: Helmet, gloves, shoes, leathers or
full skate pads including knee pads, elbow pads, long pants and
sleeves. Some leathers contain little or no internal armor while some
have a lot. Some racers choose to wear pads over their leathers and
some may place just a recap over the knees. The likely result of
inadequate armor will be road rash, and any amount of plastic armor,
interior or exterior will reduce how much and how severe. This decision
is left to each skater’s common sense or lack thereof. Road rash is
survivable. Pad wearers may be asked to use duct tape to tighten up
their fit. The safety inspector will be checking to see that all
protective gear fits correctly, especially helmets.
All racers must wear a full-face helmet with a motorsport rating of any of the following:
M95 if the helmet is not more than 10 years old (ie '96), M2000 or
M2005, DOT, ECE-22,BCI. These ratings are tested to more than twice the
standard as a B rated SNELL helmet. A B95 or any B rating are for
bicycles and will not pass inspection, nor will any non motor sport
has a complete list on their website of all SNELL rated helmets so if
you can’t find the rating sticker on your helmet go there and see what
rating it is. http://www.smf.org/cert.html
rated helmets are available in most every country in the world. If you
show up with a helmet that does not have a sticker, we will need to be
able to identify the manufacturer and model, so don’t remove this
information. Any racer that does not have an identifiable regulation
helmet MAY be able to borrow one from the organizers, but don’t count
on it. Motocross helmets have the same rating as road helmets, but
offer a much larger visibility window. Many models come in a
lightweight carbon fiber version for the weight conscious racer.
helmets must have a face shield or the racer must wear protective
goggles or glasses. If you don’t have a face shield you can make one
from lexan, or purchase an oversized lexan shield from TSR for $10 that
can be trimmed to fit and taped on if necessary. We’ll have plenty of
these on hand on race day.
modifications to approved helmets will be allowed as long as they do
not compromise the integrity of the helmet by drilling, etching,
sanding or gluing. Most motor sport helmets have several existing holes
where the air vents and sun visors clip in, these holes as well as
sticky backed Velcro may be used to attach aero modifications. All
modifications will be subject to approval by the tech inspector. The
main consideration will be if the modification appears well secured and
does not pose a danger to other racers in the event of a crash.
Boards will need to pass a tech inspection for safety, checking that
all bolts, nuts and add ons are securely fixed and that no part of the
board poses a danger to other racers in the event of a crash.
for DH Racing will have exactly 4 wheels no taller than 4.5 inches, and
total board height will not exceed 12 inches, length will not exceed 48
inches and weight will be under 20 lbs.
will leave their precious beer in their coolers until they have been
eliminated from the race. Any racer caught consuming an alcoholic
beverage before they have been eliminated from the race will be
disqualified. Racing slalom or riding a bowl is endangering only
yourself, and we leave that decision to each skaters common sense, or
lack thereof. Racing downhill in a 4-man heat demands a healthy respect
for your fellow racers, and it is unfair to them to be racing with
someone that is impaired, reckless or overly aggressive on the
racecourse. The race organizers will do everything possible to ensure
that there is plenty of time after the event to party down. Your other
choice is to be eliminated early on, even in the first round if you are
really that thirsty.
to the bottom of the hill for RACERS coming from Portland, take the
I-84 east towards Hood River/The Dalles, take this highway for about 1
and half hours, about 40 minutes past Hood River. Look for signs for a
tiny little town called Biggs, that is where you will cross the
Columbia by taking highway 97 going north towards Yakima. Instead of
going left to stay on the 97 at the first intersection, go right on
highway 14. You will pass the fake Stonehenge on your right...after
about 5 minutes look for a sign on the left hand side of the road
saying "Maryhill Loops Rd", this is it!
will parking at the top for RACERS ONLY!! We will caravan to the top
after the riders meeting at 8:00am. Riders meeting will be at the
bottom, near the trees where we’ll have a food vendor set up to fuel
you through the day.Bring water to drink, we’ll also have some for
racers and staff only.
from Portland for SPECTATORS. Take the I-84 east towards Hood River/The
Dalles. take this highway for about 1 and half hours, about 40 minutes
past Hood River look for signs for Biggs, that is where you will cross
the Columbia on Highway 97 going north towards Yakima. Follow the signs
for 97 north, look on the right as you are going uphill and you will
see the hill. Look for signs for "vista viewpoint, 1/4 mile" pull off,
that’s the overlook. From here you can see the ENTIRE course.
from Seattle: take the I-90 east towards Spokane after about 1 hour
look for signs for Highway 97 going south to Yakima. You will go
through Yakima then Goldendale, once through Goldendale, you will go up
and over the mountains...once going downhill look for the sign "vista
viewpoint". This is the best over view fo the course.
Check back here regularly for updates and info on travel, lodging and the special activities we are planning.