Maryhill Loops Road is often referred to as the easiest hill to ride, but the hardest to win. That means that winning the competition at Maryhill Windwalk would only be possible through flawless execution and hitting every apex perfectly. As exemplified by the butt-sniffing proximity every race heat, it would be no easy feat for any rider to overcome the competition.
The competition was stacked:
Two-time Maryhill race winner and current track record holder, Zak Maytum was ready to three-peat. His fight to defend his reign presented adversaries like the former world champion and veteran racer from Brazil, Douglas Dalua. Top speed on a downhill skateboard World Record holder, Kyle Wester would join the race, hoping to edge out the competition. Underrated greats like Brennan Bast would push through the field, determined as anyone who has crossed oceans to claim the title of King of the Hill. And lastly, hometown heroes would attempt to ascend to the top through sheer force of will like the California Condor, Max Capps.
Every heat showed us the best racing that the world has to offer. Some crashed and burned, while others grasped at the glory that it is to be the Champion Windwalker and king of the hardest hill to win, IN THE WORLD.
REGISTRATION FOR Maryhill Windwalk 2018 IS AVAILABLE AT MARYHILLWINDWALK.COM/REGISTRATION
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Amidst the wildfires that ravaged the Pacific Northwestern United States last year, Maryhill Windwalk persevered through the adverse conditions. Though the biggest adversary for the STREET LUGE racers was the expected Mikel Echegaray Diez.
Former world champion and current all-time and all-class track record holder would push his friend and competitor, Ryan Farmer to the limit. A veteran racer and the first to bring slalom style, ultra agile luge setups to Maryhill Loops Road; or the California Kid?
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Maryhill Windwalk hosted the world's only AMATEUR DOWNHILL RACING CLASS. Rather than maintain a traditional open-competition, Windwalk sought to create a venue to separate the world-class professional racers from the rest (or soon to be best).
With nearly 3:1 Amateurs to Pros, 2017 hosted the tightest and safest competition across classes than any in years past. Avoiding any major injuries or ambulance trips, racers had more runs and more developing experiences than past Maryhill events. And to minimize the barrier to entry, racing leathers were not required (just full pads).
It is paramount that the downhill racing community supports the growth and offers stepping stones leading up to the world class level of competition. There's a saying that, "Maryhill is the easiest hill to ride, but the hardest to win." We believe that makes it the perfect racetrack for all levels and varieties of competition.
Maryhill Windwalk 2018 will continue the new tradition of THE WORLD'S LARGEST AMATEUR DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDING COMPETITION.
Register before June 1 to receive the EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT.
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
"Straight roads are for fast cars, turns are for fast drivers." – Colin McCrae
Take out the engines and brakes and 6 racers tight enough tickle each other during a 1.8 mile, 22 turn descent. That is Maryhill Windwalk: the ultimate DOWNHILL GRAVITY SPORTS experience!!!
Famed for her righteous yellow and ebony curves, this road to nowhere is the most technically unique and flawlessly engineered strip of pavement in the Americas. Maryhill Loops Road.
Racing Maryhill is a constant battle of stamina, skill, intuition and a dash of luck.
Will Zak Maytum threepeat as the King of the Hill or will California's top competitor, Max Capps make the competition check out his latex clad behind? With veteran champions like Brazil's Douglas Dalua, past Juniors World Champions such as Max Wippermann, as well as the rest of the world's best including Billy Bones, Max D Ballesteros, Kyle Wester Skate, Daniel Engel, Brennan Bast, and Emily Pross… THINGS WILL GET GNARLY!
In anticipation for Maryhill Windwalk 2018, we are proud to present the penultimate episode of 2017's #WindwalkWednesday with PROFESSIONAL DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDING.
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Though much like the winter Olympic sport, our version of LUGE features 6-person race heats competing shoulder-to-shoulder, drafting, and bumping down the 1.8 mile racetrack at Maryhill Loops Road!
The fastest of all #WindwalkWednesday's featured racing classes, STREET LUGE is ridden in the supine position, feet forward. Wielding the preference/performance option of 4-8 wheels (2-4 axles), street luges have one of the highest contact patch to weight ratios of land racing vehicles. They boast the fastest track times and highest speeds at #Windwalk, but with racers like Mikel Echegaray Diez pushing competition to race less stable, more agile and grippy set ups in order to shave seconds, the competition gets gnarlier.
Hold onto your rails! It's the first round of downhill STREET LUGE RACING!
2018 RACER REGISTRATION is now open at MaryhillWindwalk.com/registration
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The professional downhill skateboarding class was the most competitive class with the tightest timing spread between the slowest and fastest racers. Limited to a 24-racer bracket, racers that missed the cut raced the B Bracket heat to have an overall position placement.
This week’s #WindwalkWednesday brings you the PRO DOWNHILL SKATEBOARDING B-bracket and some of 2017’s gnarliest racing
#Windwalk2018 registration is open to the world. Pick your racing class and compete on the world’s most notorious downhill racetrack:
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The future of the sport lies in the juniors. These kids are just starting out, for some, Maryhill Windwalk was their first organized race. And yet they still charged it like experienced pros. An exciting race to the very end.
We also present the Master's class, those 40 and over. They may not have the spry bodies to keep up with the younger pros, and pound out a stellar start, but they can still bomb the hill. Another exiting race until the finish.
#WindwalkWednesday presents the Juniors and Masters!
For everyone else, don't forget registration is now open for Maryhill Windwalk 2018!
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Catch all of the action of the second round of 2017's largest amateur downhill skateboard class in sanctioned competition. The competition heats up as the amatuers vie for a coveted transfer spot into the semi finals. Maryhill Windwalk introduced the amateur class to give the more casual racer a chance to hone their skills against like minded competition.
#WindwalkWednesday presents the round of 24 in amatuer downhill skateboard!
No joke, registration for Maryhill Windwalk 2018 opens April 1st. Register early, and get the early bird discount!
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Maryhill Windwalk hosted the IIDA – International Inline Downhill Association's 2017 North American Championship at the infamous Maryhill Loops Road. This week's #WindwalkWednesday presents DOWNHILL INLINE racing!
We invite the world's inline riders to start practicing their tucks and join us in competition at Maryhill Windwalk 2018!
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Somehow we released two episodes of Women's racing while missing the actual #InternationalWomensDay. Regardless, #WindwalkWednesday is here and is proud to present the WOMEN'S DOWNHILL SKATEBOARD RACING at Maryhill Windwalk!
Don't forget to check out this year's Maryhill Windwalk 2018!
Posted by Maryhill Windwalk on Wednesday, March 14, 2018