2016 Maryhill Ratz RVOD G-Ride

The Maryhill Ratz present:

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.


For the first time the Ratz and the Skate School Sante Fe (http://skateboardsafety.com/index.php) have teamed up to offer the first Maryhill skate camp! Entry will be determined but will include coaching on the hill Friday evening June 17 and a couple of tune up coaching sessions through out the weekend, if you are attending the Freeride. This is perfect for the first time rider or someone who wants to fine tune thier skills before riding with the packs on Saturday. This will be limited to approximately 30 riders. Stay tuned for more details.

We will also offer a more advanced “Racing Maryhill” class on Monday June 20. This is designed for the rider who wants to learn to “race” Maryhill This will be coached by leading professionals (we are in talks with a couple of teams to assist us with this). This is the day before the IDF world qualifer race, Showdown at the Loops. Stay tuned for more details.

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.

See ya there!

More details here.

Registration is open now  at www.maryhillratz.com