Press Release: November 20, 2012

6th annual Dirksen Derby Snowboard Rally Race!

Dates: 
December 14th-15th-16th, 2012

Location: 
New Course Location! Registration and Event will be out of Sunrise Lodge and Sunrise Chair at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon.

Reason: 
To raise money and stoke for our good friend and Derby competitor Tyler Eklund.

Format: 
Snowboard Parallel Banked Slalom.

7 Divisions:
Mens Snowboard (14-49 years), Derby Elites Snowboard (invite only), Womens Snowboard (14-49 years), Groms Snowboard (13 and under), Older and Wiser Snowboard (50+ years), Splitboard (all ages), and Sit-Ski (all ages)

Racing and Party Schedule: 
Friday will be a practice day on the Derby courses at Mt. Bachelor followed by the Dirksen Derby Kick-Off Party (all ages) and Broken Board Art Auction on Friday evening at 6pm at the Century Center in Bend, Oregon.
Racing will be held on Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm. Racing schedule is subject to change based on weather and snow conditions. Everyone should be available to race on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Price and Registration:
Pre-register online and receive a free limited edition Dirksen Derby beanie from Patagonia! The price will be $35 per division. Online registration starts on November 27th, 2012 at www.MtBachelor.com or at the Mt. Bachelor Sunrise Lodge on Friday (9:00am-3:00pm), Saturday (7:30am-9:30am) or Sunday (7:30am-9:30am). Discounted lift tickets are available at registration. All Press must check in at registration for special Press Passes.

Thanks to all of the sponsors who make this event possible:
Patagonia, Mt. Bachelor, Salomon snowboards, Dakine, GoPro, Smith Optics, Skull Candy, Mountain House, Clif Bar, HydroFlask, Karakoram splitboard bindings, Crab Grab, Oregon Adaptive Sports, Drink Water, Äsmo snowsurfers, GummiLove, Parilla, Deck Tech, Rebound Physical Therapy, Side Effect, Skjersaa`s, Exit Real World, Aspect, Race Place.

More Information:
http://www.facebook.com/dirksen.derby