HomeFeaturedArticles8th Annual Dirksen Derby – December 12-14, 2014 at Mt. Bachelor splitboard.com November 22, 2014 Articles, Chris Gallardo, Events, Trip Reports Spread the love The dates for the 8th Annual Dirksen Derby have been set for December 12-14, 2014. Get all the details and check out our pics from last years’ event. 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. Registration is limited to the first 500 entrants. There is a hard-cap of 500 entries due to time and space limitations, so unfortunately, participation will not be possible once the space fills. This is very popular event and we anticipate all spots being filled prior to the event start date. Please register early to guarantee your spot! 8th Annual Dirksen Derby – December 12-14, 2014 at Mt. Bachelor DATES December 12-14, 2014 LOCATION Mt. Bachelor’s West Village base area. Course location to be determined. Event check-in will be in the lower level of West Village Lodge. EVENT PURPOSE To raise money and stoke for our good friend and Derby competitor, Tyler Eklund. FORMAT Snowboard Parallel Banked Slalom – Rally Race! PRICE AND REGISTRATION Advance registration is required. Entry Fee: $35 for all divisions except Derby Elites ($100) Lift Tickets: Discounted $44 event ticket is available only to registered racers. All racers MUST have a valid lift ticket/season pass. DIVISIONS For the 2014 Derby, there will be ten divisions: Derby Elite – Men (professionally-sponsored snowboarders) Derby Elite – Women (professionally-sponsored snowboarders) Amateur – Mens Snowboard (ages 14-34) Amateur – Gentlemens Snowboard (ages 35-49) Amateur – Older and Wiser (men and women ages 50+) Amateur – Womens Snowboard (ages 14-49) Amateur – Groms Snowboard (boys and girls ages 13 & under) Splitboard – Men (all ages) Splitboard – 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! – Mt. Bachelor Register Here Last year was our first year attending this awesome event and we had a blast. Seeing the snowboard community and good folks of Bend, Oregon rally to raise funds for Tyler Eklund was an unforgettable experience. Add the mountains, the riding, the people, the beer, etcetera and you can’t lose…even if you don’t win the race. We can’t wait to load up the rig and make our first roadtrip of the season to this event. See you there! Here’s my pics from last year’s Dirksen Derby. – Chris Gallardo My 18 year-old son Skyler joined me for the trip…he didn’t help with driving much but he was still a great copilot. Thanks Sky! On the road north, this is Mt Shasta in December during a record drought year In the town of Bend is Crows Feet Commons where they do a little bit of everything from coffee to bikes to splitboards Friday is race day. Red Course…dropping Good times and lots of smiles. Green Course…dropping The infamous Russman aka Russel Cunningham Josh Dirksen Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Login with your Social IDYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.