2016 Maryhill Ratz x Skate School Skills and Race Camp

Maryhill Ratz and Skate School are teaming up for a Skills and Race Camp during this years RVOD Maryhill G-Ride.

Skills Camp will start on Friday evening June 17th and continue throughout the weekend G-Ride, with on course coaching, a timing system and difficulty options for different skill levels. Less experienced riders will have a chance to learn the skills they’ll need them to ride the Loops road from the top by the end of this 3 day camp. High speed safety skills can make the difference between falling and crashing! Learn 3 ways to slow down and 4 ways to stop at speed, how to identify different types of turns, cornering techniques and the relationship between hand sliding and wheel sliding. Riders will also be given individualized ‘Homework’ to help them continue to improve and encouraged to set goals for racing.


Race Camp is on Monday June 20th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Experienced riders are encouraged to up their game with this all day intensive. It picks up where the Skills camp left off: Learn start techniques, power pushing, the tactics of drafting, passing, cornering and advancing. Learn about how king pin angles, bushing and wheels sizes, shapes and duros can all add up to an improved performance if set up correctly for the course and it’s ever changing conditions. Sector 9 and RAD Team Riders will be on hand to give individualized coaching and tips to help riders hone their skills in preparation for the Show Down at the Loops Race which begins the next day. This one day camp could totally improve your performance come race day at Maryhill!


Registration for these camps will be available through the website www.maryhillratz.com

Dates: June 17th – June 20th, 2016

Instructors will include: Louie Pilloni, Max Capps, Matt Kienzle, Emma Daigle and Robin McGuirk.

Skills Camp is an additional $75 to the G-Ride fee, and for $25 more you get both camps.
Race Camp is available to anyone (registered or not) and is $75.

More details here: http://maryhillratz.com/2016-skills-and-race-camp/

More about the RVOD Maryhill G-Ride:


At the Historic Maryhill Loops Road
June 18 and 19, 2016

This is special addition of the “RVOD” G-Ride at the Historic Maryhill Loops Road. This is not a competition, just gathering of world class athletes and a weekend of support, coaching and, of course, skateboarding on the legendary Maryhill Loops Road.

In honor of Ryan Vanderveen, we want to bring awareness to depression and other mental health issues that someone you know, if not yourself, is suffering from. You are not alone and do not be afraid to seek help where ever you can. You may know someone, maybe someone very close, who took their own life this last year and we would like very much for that to not happen again. The Vanderveen family pledged to make a contribution of $20.00 per rider to Forefront, an organization fighting these issues.


This event is open to all skill levels, from the never-ever to experienced racers. The small packs of skaters give the riders much needed experience and a shortened version of the road is available for those who wish to build their skills and confidence to tackle the whole hill.

The entry fee is $140.00 USD. You can register at www.maryhillratz.com.Entry fee includes two days of safely riding the most famous skateboarding hill in the world, a personalized laminated badge and lanyard, a Maryhill Ratz water bottle and lunch each day.


Leathers are REQUIRED as are a full face helmet, gloves. We will offer the “no leather tax” of $20 for the weekend (paid in cash on site as a donation to the Klickitat County EMT’s), which will allow you to ride the hill without leathers.

This years event, the hill will be prepped for the race. This includes more hay bales and sponsor banners to give the riders a chance to see what it would be like to actually race the hill.

Spectators and supporters are welcome and food and beverages available on site.

Gates open at 8am, a mandatory riders meeting at 8:45 on Saturday. The first shuttle starts at 9am and the last shuttle is at 5pm. We will try and get as many runs as possible each day. As you know from previous years, this event happens rain or shine.

More details here.