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The Dirksen Derby is now accepting race registrations. Space is limited, get on it! 

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 held at Mt. Bachelor, December 11-13, 2015. Stay tuned for more details!

2015 EVENT INFORMATION

LOCATION
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.

EVENT PURPOSE
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.

FORMAT
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
Advance registration is required.

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.

Please note that space is limited so register now to reserve your spot!

DIVISIONS
For the 2015 Derby, there will be nine divisions:

Derby Elite – Men (professionally-sponsored snowboarders)
Derby Elite – Women (professionally-sponsored snowboarders)
Mens Snowboard (ages 14-34)
Gentlemens Snowboard (ages 35-49)
Older and Wiser (men and women ages 50+)
Womens Snowboard (ages 14-34)
Groms Snowboard (boys and girls ages 13 & under)
Splitboard – Men and Women (all ages)
Sit-Ski (men and women all ages)
All racers should enter the division within which they think they can win. There is no such thing as “sandbagging” at the Derby! Each racer can only enter in one division. Choose carefully!

SPONSORS
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 PREMIRER JUMBO WILD

08:00PM: Premier of Jumbo Wild at Patagonia store in Downtown Bend

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11: REGISTRATION, PRACTICE AND KICK-OFF PARTY

07:30AM – 12:00PM: Registration at Mt. Bachelor
10:00AM – 01:00PM: Practice Day at Mt. Bachelor06:00PM – 10:00PM: Dirksen Derby Kick-Off Party hosted by evo (all ages) in Bend
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12: QUALIFICATION DAY AND SPLIT BOARD RACE

Qualification includes: Mens, Womens, Gentlemens & Gentle-Womens Divisions

07:30AM – 10:00AM: Registration at Mt. Bachelor
09:00AM – 10:00AM: Splitboard Race (men’s and women’s)
10:00AM – 02:00PM: Qualification Day at Mt. Bachelor06:00PM – 09:00PM: Dirksen Derby Film Fest hosted by Salomon (all ages) in Bend
-> Limited tickets available at mtbachelor.com

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13: FINALS DAY

All Divisions (except Split Board)

07:30AM – 09:00AM: Registration at Mt. Bachelor
09:00AM – 02:00PM: Finals at Mt. Bachelor
03:00PM – 04:00PM: Awards Ceremony at Mt. Bachelor
09:00PM – 02:00AM: Derby Afterparty at Velvet Bar in Downtown Bend
More Information: Dirksen Derby Facebook Page

About The Author

Colin Balke is a content editor for Splitboard.com who lives in Northern California. When not plucking away on a keyboard, he can be found splitboarding, camping, backpacking, or hanging out with family and friends.

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