The Mt. Tabor Downhill Challenge is upon us and back for its sixth year! The Mt. Tabor Downhill Challenge is one of our favorite events and a breath of fresh air, with its extremely relaxed approach and unbeatable venue. This year event originator and Portland legend Billy Meiners has handed off the torch to Daddies Board Shop, who is the new organizer of this awesome event. The following is a breakdown of all the information on the event direct from our friends at Daddies:
Daddies Board Shop presents the 6th Mt. Tabor Downhill Challenge. On July 24th, they will be having a beautiful day of downhill racing right in the heart of SE Portland, Oregon. Once again we will be having lunch provided by Brass Tacks Sandwiches and an afterparty that night at the Boiler Room in downtown Portland.
This year’s classes include Open, Groms (15-), and Masters (40+) skateboard class. And in addition to this year, we will be hosting a women’s class. We’ll be having a full day of racing! Fun for the whole family to come spectate.
To keep in the spirit of old school downhill racing, the Open class will be required to have a “tiny tuck.” This is where your feet must overlap in some way shape or form when racing, to pay homage to old school racing.
Entry fee will be $77 for all racers. Full face helmet and gloves required. No leathers for open class.
Get to the hill at 9am (or earlier) for registration. Practice runs start at 9:30-10am.
Don’t miss this opportunity to attend one of the best downhill races all year. If you are still not convinced, we leave you with this 2013 coverage that is sure to win you over!