Ride the Dirt Wave Series

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - Sunday, August 4, 2024 in United States


  • Klootchy Creek - Saturday, June 8th, 2024
    Helmets Required.

    » $25.00 OBRA Member (through 6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $27.00 OBRA Non-Member (through 6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $30.00 OBRA Member (6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 6/8 at 12:00 PM US/Pacific)
    » $32.00 OBRA Non-Member (6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 6/8 at 12:00 PM US/Pacific)
    Register for June 8th


  • Klootchy Creek - Flow Duro Challenge - Sunday, June 9th, 2024
    Limited to 125 spots total.  Helmets required. Age 9 or older.

    » $45.00 OBRA Member (through 5/4 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $50.00 OBRA Non-Member (through 5/4 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $50.00 OBRA Member (5/4 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $55.00 OBRA Non-Member (5/4 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $55.00 OBRA Member (6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 6/9 at 8:00 AM US/Pacific)
    » $60.00 OBRA Non-Member (6/5 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 6/9 at 8:00 AM US/Pacific)
    Register for June 9th


  • Whiskey Run - Saturday, July 20th, 2024
    Helmets Required.

    » $25.00 OBRA Member (through 7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $27.00 OBRA Non-Member (through 7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $30.00 OBRA Member (7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/20 at 12:00 PM US/Pacific)
    » $32.00 OBRA Non-Member (7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/20 at 12:00 PM US/Pacific)
    Register for July 20th


  • Whiskey Run - Flow Duro Challenge - Sunday, July 21st, 2024
    Limited to 125 spots total.  Helmets required. Age 9 or older.

    » $45.00 OBRA Member (through 6/16 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $50.00 OBRA Non-Member (through 6/16 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $50.00 OBRA Member (6/16 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $55.00 OBRA Non-Member (6/16 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $55.00 OBRA Member (7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/21 at 8:00 AM US/Pacific)
    » $60.00 OBRA Non-Member (7/17 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/21 at 8:00 AM US/Pacific)
    Register for July 21st


  • Newport - Saturday, August 3rd, 2024
    Helmets Required.

    » $25.00 OBRA Member (through 7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $27.00 OBRA Non-Member (through 7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $30.00 OBRA Member (7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 8/3 at 12:00 PM US/Pacific)
    » $32.00 OBRA Non-Member (7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 8/3 at 12:00 PM US/Pacific)
    Register for August 3rd


  • Newport - Flow Duro Challenge - Sunday, August 4th, 2024
    Limited to 125 spots total.  Helmets required. Age 9 or older.

    » $45.00 OBRA Member (through 7/2 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $50.00 OBRA Non-Member (through 7/2 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $50.00 OBRA Member (7/2 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $55.00 OBRA Non-Member (7/2 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $55.00 OBRA Member (7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 8/4 at 8:00 AM US/Pacific)
    » $60.00 OBRA Non-Member (7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 8/4 at 8:00 AM US/Pacific)
    Register for August 4th




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Event Locations

Klootchy Creek Trails, Clatsop County, OR
Map to trails: https://goo.gl/maps/mZcHN89N7qVouV1S6/

Whiskey Run Trails, Coos County, OR
Map to trails: https://goo.gl/maps/5JLMCCiKdUiHz2EH9/

Big Creek Trails, Newport, Oregon
Map to Big Creek: https://goo.gl/maps/V5vDYpFyqR51Ywnz7/

About Ride the Dirt Wave

Ride the Dirt Wave
Klootchy Creek ~ Whiskey Run ~ Newport


Welcome to Ride the Dirt Wave, where we ride the crest of excitement through Oregon's coastal trails! Join us as we explore the hidden gems of mountain biking along the stunning Oregon Coast.

Our journey begins at Klootchy Creek Trails, where adrenaline junkies can tackle thrilling jump lines while beginners can enjoy family-friendly paths. Next stop: Whiskey Run Trails on the South Coast, boasting trails for all skill levels amidst the Coos County Forest. Finally, we'll hit Newport's Big Creek Park, a compact yet thrilling trail system with options for everyone.

But that's not all! Dive into two days of riding bliss at each location. Day one offers guided tours led by local bike clubs, showcasing the best trails and welcoming riders of all levels. Enjoy food, drinks, music, and trail info galore!

Day two amps up the excitement with the Flow Duro Challenge Race, a thrilling timed competition down exhilarating downhill trails. With races spread across the coast, each offering unique terrain and challenges, there's plenty of fun to go around. And don't forget to join all three races for a shot at becoming the ultimate "Champion of the Dirt Wave Series!" So come on, catch the wave, and let's ride!

About Flow Duro Challenge Race

Ride the Dirt Wave - Flow Duro Challenge Race
Klootchy Creek ~ Whiskey Run ~ Newport


Get ready for the Flow Duro Challenge – it's like your favorite Enduro race but with an extra dose of fun! This ultimate test for mountain bikers is all about community, competition, and an unbeatable experience. We've handpicked the best terrain at each location for an epic ride.

Here's the deal: you'll compete individually on trails that push your skills and stamina to the limit. Our format keeps the spirit of Enduro alive while letting each event shine with its unique flair. So saddle up, get ready to shred, and let the adventure begin!

This race is limited to 125 riders. Racers will be placed in divisions by age and class and have two timed runs on trail. Best time is kept and points will be awarded to top 10 finishers overall. Points will be assigned after each race and posted on the OBRA website. Points will accumulate for all 3 races in 2024. You must race in all 3 events to be eligible to win the series championship. The “Champion of the Dirt Wave” will be determined after the final race in Newport.

Points: The top ten men & women at each series event (Overall Winners), on a traditional mountain bike and on an e-bike will receive points respectively towards the series total. A category distinction of Cat 1 (Expert) or Cat 2 (Sport) does not factor into series points, nor does age.

* Participants must compete in all three series events to be eligible for end of series championship awards.

Earning Points:
1st - 100 points
2nd - 80 points
3rd - 60 points
4th - 50 points
5th - 40 points
6th - 35 points
7th - 30 points
8th - 25 points
9th - 20 points
10th - 15 points

Category Descriptions:
Please read the following descriptions to determine what category is most appropriate for you. We advise you to look at the trail forks information for each of the races as all differ in difficulty, length, elevation, and terrain.

Cat 1 (Expert) riders are highly skilled and comfortable with a wide range of obstacles encountered on a trail, including steep and loose terrain and technical rock gardens. They can navigate most trail features confidently including black diamond trails that may have jump lines and larger obstacles.

Cat 2 (Sport) riders possess the ability to handle technical terrain, smaller jumps and drops, and are skilled at cornering. They are capable of completing most trails without stopping to walk a section, but may choose to go around larger jumps or drops. While some may have racing experience, it is not a requirement for a sport rider.

Categories: Categories may be combined if less than 5 people sign up for a given group.

Cat 1 (Expert): Men - 19-31, 32-44, 45+ & Junior 9-13 & 14-18
Women - 19-31, 32-44, 45+ & Junior 9-13 & 14-18
Cat 2 (Sport): Men - 19-31, 32-44, 45+ & Junior 9-13 & 14-18
Women - 19-31, 32-44, 45+ & Junior 9-13 & 14-18

E-Bike Requirements:
Only Class 1 E-bikes are allowed at this event (both Saturday & Sunday). Class 1 E-bikes are pedal assist only. No throttles are allowed.
E-bikes will be in their own class. No age categories:
Cat 1 (Expert): Men & Women
Cat 2 (Sport): Men & Women.

Prizes & Awards: 1st - 3rd place will be recognized on the podium at each race. Awards & prizes will be given at the final Championship to the top winners of the series overall.

Weekend Schedule

Saturday Schedule:
9:00 AM Check-in & day of registration
10:30 AM Rides start
10:30 AM-1 PM Rides led by bike club
11:00 AM-3:00 PM Food & beverage garden open for purchase
12:15-2:00 PM Packet pick up & Registration for the Flow Duro Challenge
1:00 PM Pre-Ride of Flow Duro Challenge Course
1:00 – 3:00 PM Trail celebration ~ Music, food & beverage garden
3:00 PM End of Day at trails


Sunday Schedule:
7:00 AM Check-in & day of registration (only for those that did not pick-up packet on Saturday)
8:00 AM Check-in Closes
9:00 AM Race begins
9:00-1:00 PM Flow Duro Challenge – 2x’s down Race Course
11:00 AM-2:30 PM Food & beverage garden open for purchase
*1:30-2:30 PM Awards Ceremony
*or within 45 minutes of the race finish
2:30 PM End of Day

Packet Pick Up

We will have several options for packet pick up and registration.

Saturday
9:00 AM Check-in & Registration
12:15-2:00 PM Packet pick up & Registration for the Flow Duro Challenge. (If you are able to pick up your packet during this time, you will not need to arrive early on Sunday morning and can go straight to race course by 9am).

Sunday
7:00-8:00 AM Check in & day of registration for Flow Duro Challenge. (This is only for those that did not pick up your packet on Saturday).

Ride the Dirt Wave Course:

Klootchy Creek Trails: Access Permit Required
Trail forks maps for more information:
www.trailforks.com/region/klootchy-creek-trails/

Access Permit Required for Klootchy Creek Event Only
A free access permit is required. Click here to sign up online.
Create an account, then request an Oregon Permit. It will be emailed to you immediately.
Please print out and have with you.

Whiskey Run Trails:
Trail forks maps for more information & videos of trail:
www.trailforks.com/region/whiskey-run-trails-21273/

Newport Trails:
Trail forks maps for more information:

Big Creek Trails:
www.trailforks.com/region/big-creek-trails-27942/?activitytype=1&z=14.1&lat=44.66339&lon=-124.01677

Where do we stay?

Klootchy Creek:
The Cannon Beach Chamber site has links to all lodgings options in the area:
www.cannonbeach.org
Beachcomber Vacation Homes has many rental options:
www.beachcombervacationhomes.com
Visit Seaside has options as well: www.seasideor.com


Whiskey Run:
Coos Bay Area Lodging: Oregon Coast Trips Vacations - Places to Stay:
www.oregonsadventurecoast.com/lodging
The Bandon Chamber site has links to all lodgings options in the area:
www.bandon.com/lodging


Newport:
The Newport Chamber has links to lodgings options in the area:
business.newportchamber.org/list/Search/lodging-travel-470589

Camping:
Newport is home to two fantastic State Parks; South Beach State Park & Beverly Beach State Park: https://stateparks.oregon.gov/

There are also camping options at Port of Newport:
www.portofnewport.com/rv-parks

A bit off the beaten path is a great HipCamp option that can accommodate a lot of campers. BeaverCreek Artfarm/ Heart Barn is a 22 acre farm just 20 or so minutes from Newport (not far off 101) and in a world of it’s own! @heartbarn.
www.hipcamp.com/en-US/land/oregon-beavercreek-artfarm-heart-barn-4nelh026?shareid=p4oxxiqrkk

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I REGISTER ON RACE DAY?
Yes, but we prefer you register earlier. If you must register on race day you will pay a higher price. Please see schedule for packet pick up times.

ARE HELMETS REQUIRED?
Yes, helmets will be required for both events.

WHAT IS MINIMUM AGE TO RACE THE FLOW-DURO CHALLENGE?
The minimum age is 9 years old based on the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association guidelines.
This is not a race for beginners as the courses are fast & technical and have steep climbs to reach the top where race begins.

WILL THERE BE A PRE-RIDE OF FLOW-DURO COURSE?
Each event will offer a Pre-Ride of the course on Saturday @ 1 PM.

DO I HAVE TO DO ALL 3 FLOW DURO CHALLENGE RACES? OR CAN I JUST SIGN UP FOR ONE?
You can sign up for one or all of the Flow Duro Challenges races. You can only be considered for the “Champion of the Dirt Wave Series” if you attend all 3 races.

WHY ARE THERE ONLY 125 SPOTS AVAILABLE IN THE FLOW DURO CHALLENGE RACE?
We are only allowing 125 people to register for the race so we have plenty of time to do 2 timed laps down the race course and need to allow time for climbing back to the top in between.

HOW DO I GET TO THE TRAILS?
Klootchy Creek Trails, Clatsop County, OR
Map to trails: https://goo.gl/maps/mZcHN89N7qVouV1S6

Whiskey Run Trails, Coos County, OR
Map to trails: https://goo.gl/maps/5JLMCCiKdUiHz2EH9

Big Creek Park, Newport, OR
Big Creek https://goo.gl/maps/V5vDYpFyqR51Ywnz7

WHERE DO I PARK AT THE TRAILS?
Klootchy Creek: We will have volunteers directing parking at Klootchy Creek Park.

Whiskey Run: On Saturday, the road will be closed for our event. Please show your ticket to the volunteers and/or let them know you are doing a day of registration for the event. You will be parking along the road and in the limited gravel parking areas. On Sunday, the road will not be closed. Park along the side of the road and limited parking in gravel parking areas.

Newport: Parking is very limited at Big Creek Park and the dirt road to the race course will be closed for the race on Sunday.

We will have limited designated parking available near Big Creek Park in a gravel lot. This trail system is in a neighborhood and we want to be respectful of taking over all the parking so we suggest parking at Agate Beach Wayside and riding your bike or walking the “Ocean to Bay Trail” which will bring you to Big Creek Park.

Please park at Agate Beach Wayside from here you will need to bike or walk the .09 mile Ocean to Bay Path to Big Creek Park.

WHAT IF MY FAMILY WANTS TO WATCH?
We love having spectators line the course and cheer the racers on but don’t love when we need to pause a race as someone is walking on the course. Please remain off the race course at all times. You can walk to a viewing spot on the race course before the race begins and walk back once the race has ended. Please do not walk on the course at any time during the race or the race will be paused for rider safety and delay all of our fun.

Only registered racers are allowed to ride on course on race day. We will offer exceptions for youth riders that have a parent or coach that wants to follow them on the course. The youth racer must finish the course completely on their own power and parent/coach is not allowed to pull, push, or carry them in any way.

Please note that spectators will have to walk to start/finish of race and distances may be a 20-40 minute walk (depending on course).

WILL THERE BE FOOD OR DRINKS AVAILABLE?
We will have extra water available for riders at the trail head. Come prepared with your own water, power bars, snacks, etc. We will have a food cart on site from 11-3pm on Saturday and 11-2 on Sunday for you to purchase food on your own. We will have local beer on tap for purchase as well.

Our Sunday event is for riders who have some technical skills as the race courses vary from advanced blue to black diamond (Advanced) trails. We suggest checking each course on trailforks to see the profile and description and if it is within your level of riding. The Flow Duro Challenge Race is not designed as a beginner event, especially if there are wet conditions.

HOW DO I SUPPORT THE LOCAL TRAILS?
Klootchy Creek Trails: You may donate directly to the Northwest Trail Alliance, the local bike club that builds and maintains the trails.

Whiskey Run Trails: You may donate directly to the Wild Rivers Coast Mountain Biking Association, the local bike club that builds and maintains the trails.

Newport: You may donate directly to the [url=https://newportnewts.org/donate/]Newport Trail Stewards (NEWTS)/url], the local bike club that builds and maintains the trails.

Questions?

For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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