September 3, 4, and 5, 2022
The “RVOD” G-Ride at the Historic Maryhill Loops Road, is a gathering of world class athletes for a weekend of racing, coaching, and, of course, skateboarding on the legendary Maryhill Loops Road.
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 $300.00 USD for all three days, no single day passes will be sold.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! MAKE SURE YOU CAN GO BEFORE YOU REGISTER!
Entry fee includes;
- 3 days of safely riding the famous Maryhill Loops Road
- Timed runs to track your progress and compare to the pros
- A personalized laminated badge and lanyard
- A Maryhill Ratz water bottle, refill it throughout the weekend!
- A hot, grilled lunch each day, non-meat options are available
- Camping at the bottom of the hill
- Breakfast each morning
- Free entry to Club HueyLove, with DJ HueyLove spinning tunes and dancing into the night
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! 2nd PARTY SALES ARE NOT ALLOWED! Be sure you can go before you register.
If you purchased an entry and cannot go contact the Ratz by email: email@example.com
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 EMT’s), which will allow you to ride the hill without leathers. Anyone racing MUST wear leathers during their race runs.Spectators and supporters are welcome and food and beverages available on site.
Schedule (Subject To Change)
8:45 Riders meeting
9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Open riding
Sunday – Monday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Open riding
We will try and get as many runs as possible each day. Remember we can get more runs in if we limit our time hanging out at the top of the hill. As you know from previous years, this event happens rain or shine.
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 to prevent that from happening again. RVOD! (Ryan Vanderveen or Die!)
University of Maryhill
The Ratz and Skate School of Santa Fe are pleased to bring back The University of Maryhill, Class of 2022. Headmaster Joe and his world class coaching staff will be returning for the weekend, with on-course coaching for all skill levels of skateboarding and streetluge. Day 1 Meeting for Students will be Friday 9/2 at 3pm. Then will continue for Day 2 and 3 on Saturday and Sunday.
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 the weekend. High speed safety skills 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.
Advanced riders will be learning 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 increase performance. Riders will also be given individualized ‘Homework’ to help them continue to improve and encouraged to set goals for racing.
The University of Maryhill is an additional $107.00 USD, ($100 plus $7 in local sales tax), to the G-Ride fee and you’ll get a University of Maryhill T-Shirt!
Our heartfelt thanks goes to The Maryhill Museum of Art and The Wolfe Family for all they do for us.
We also want to thank our sponsors, Woodinville CPA, Riptide, Eastside Longboards, Skate School of Santa Fe, The Rogers Brothers, Hoyt Electric Skateboards and all of you, our fellow Ratz for coming out and supporting this event.
Please contact the Ratz for sponsorship opportunities.