Dirksen Derby 14

Dates: December 17-18-19, 2021 
Location: Mt. Bachelor Oregon, USA 

The Dirksen Derby 14 (Snowboard, Sit-Ski, Snowskate) Rally Race will return to Mt. Bachelor on December 17-18-19th, 2021. Registration opens at DirksenDerby.com around  Nov. 1, 2021. Registration is "limited" to 500 on-hill racers divided into 20 individual divisions. Please understand if your specific division fills up quicker than other divisions. 

DD14 Rally Race Format: Racers will take one run down the Red or Green course on Saturday and one run down the opposite course on Sunday for a final combined time. Organized Practice will be available for all racers on Friday and early morning on Saturday and Sunday.

Willamette Pass 1990 Division Format: Included in this years Derby will be a small division to honor one of the smoothest and nicest snowboarders of all time: Chad Cooksey. Chad passed away in February 2020 and was loved by many including the core group of snowboarders who rode Willamette Pass in the early 90's. This division will highlight the influence and inspiration he provided myself and other riders at Willamette Pass Ski Area during his life. 

COVID-19: All racers will be required to comply with ski area and race policies and guidelines, including those related to Covid safety, or they will be disqualified. At this time, vaccinations are not required to race in the Dirksen Derby. Facial coverings may be required in some or all areas of the event. All workers and volunteers at the Dirksen Derby will be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. 

Race Registration: Open to invited racers at DirksenDerby.com starting around November 1st, 2021 (see list below). All invited racers must complete registration and pay entry fee before the December 1, 2021 deadline.  Suggestions or comments on our registration strategy can be sent to info@dirksenderby.com.

Waiting List: A Waiting List will be available for the divisions that fill up quickly (ex. Gentlemens & Classic-Mens). Please understand if your specific division fills up quicker than other divisions. The goal of the Dirksen Derby is to bring together a diverse group of snowboarders and sit-skiers of all ages and backgrounds. 

Race Fee: Most divisions are $50 to enter. Elite Snowboard divisions are $100 to enter (All Elite divisions will have a cash prize for Top-3). The Elite Sit-Ski, Open and Older & Wiser-Women, and Virtual Derby divisions are only $5. 

DD14 Invited racers include:

-Top 30% of racers from the 2019 Dirksen Derby 12 

-All participants from the 2020 Dirksen Derby 13 (virtual)

-Waitlisted Racers (random draw)

-Qualified racers from the 2020 COAA Vert Fest Splitboard Race

-Qualified racers from the 2020 Doug E. Fresh Banked Slalom

-Qualified racers from the 2021 Doug E. Fresh Banked Slalom

-Qualified racers from the 2021 Snake Run Rally Race

-Qualified racers from the 2021 Soy Sauce Nation-als

-Former Derby Gold medalists (contact info@dirksenderby.com for invite)

Follow @DirksenDerby on Instagram for more information at chances to enter in the DD14!

Divisions will include:

Mini-Shred- Boys 0-9 yrs 20 spots
Mini-Shred- Girls 0-9 yrs 10 spots
Groms- Boys 10-14 yrs 20 spots
Groms- Girls 10-14 yrs 20 spots
Teens- Men 15-19 yrs 20 spots
Teens- Women 15-19 yrs 20 spots
Mens 20-29 yrs 50 spots
Womens 20-34 yrs 30 spots
Gentle - Men 30-39 yrs 70 spots
Gentle - Women 35-49 yrs 30 spots
Classics - Men 40-49 yrs 70 spots
Classics - Women 40-49 yrs 30 spots
Older & Wiser- Men 50-59 yrs 20 spots
Bolder & Wiser- Women 50-59 yrs 10 spots
Yogis 60+ All Genders 10 spots
Open Non-Gender Conforming 10 spots
Derby Elites- MENS Pro All Ages 40 spots
Derby Elites- WOMEN Pro All Ages 20 spots
Sit Ski Elites All Ages, All Genders 10 spots
Willamette Pass 1990 Invite Only 20 spots
DD14 poster by Janessa Bork
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