The Maryhill Freeride events are organized by the Maryhill Ratz leader Deano Ozuna. He has taken great pride in running these sanctioned events that are unique because they are not races. Instead they are a chance for anyone to ride the hill as much as they can for 2 days. No spectators are allowed and anyone who has leathers, a full-face helmet, and 100 bucks can enter the property and be shuttled all day up the hill. Often the riders can take up to 15-20 runs a day on a hill that is 2.2 miles long with 20 plus turns. If you ever want to experience one of the best roads to downhill skateboard in the world, this is the best time to try it. The last 2 years there has been 5 events a year starting in April and ending in September, even one of them just for the ladies called the She-Ride. However they fill up online quickly allowing 100-150 riders per event, so don't wait once the registration goes live or you'll have to wait for the next one. Check out all the details and the schedule for 2014 here - MaryhillRatz.com. And enjoy these videos made by the local Portland crew Eastside Longboards and friends...
Post Created: February 12, 2014
Fall Freeride - First HD GoPro video by Eastside Longboards.
Spring Freeride - First ever time a helicopter has been on the hill to film this event. This was an amazing rush for the riders mobbing down in large packs with a chopper just feet over head following them all the way down!
Fall Freeride - Temperatures near 100 degrees made for some leatherless sketchy pack riding.
Spring Freeride with Bonus aerial footy from RC helicopter built and operated by Portland rider Chip Wood.
Fall Freeride - This is the best of the best with over 30 runs of footage to pull from with lots of close calls and sketchy moments.