Friday, April 3, 2015

Race Update

Due to the construction at Schimelfenig Park and on Creek Rd. in Chaska are currently looking at the start/finish being held at the Chaska VFW or Riverside Park in Carver.  We will assess Creek Rd. and make that decision closer to the start date.

We are still planning on having a drop bag site in Winstead (around the 60 mile mark)

Registration will be closed after April 4th.

If you registered and do not see your name on the 2015 registered riders list or you are list under the wrong class please send us an email.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Entrants List

To view current entrants click the 2015 Entrants link below Mr. Benjamin or here.
All entries sent before 4/3/15 are on the this list.

Also, due to popular demand the Fat Bike & 50+ class will be added again.  If you want to change classes please let us know by June 1st.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 Registration

Registration is now open for the 2015 Westside Dirty Benjamin!

To register send an email to
Please include the following information and follow this format.

Subject Line: 2015 WDB Registration

Class:  Open Men, Singlespeed Men, Open Women,  Singlespeed Women, Fat Bike, or 50+

Registration will be closed at the end of the day on Saturday April 4th.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in June!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Dirty B 2015

The Westside Dirty Benjamin returns June 13th 2015!

Registration will open on February 1st. More Details Coming soon.

Stay warm and keep pedaling!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


We here at WDB Central want to tell everyone how amazed we are with the tenacity and "drive" the riders had to show up at the start line on a day that was destined for some challenging weather. You all endured some grimey trails, rain sprinkles that turned into water daggers, and gale force winds that will be known as the Waconia Wind Storm of 2014. Some took the option of the short route, some followed others and found themselves inadvertantly at the end of the short route, some had mechanicals, and some rode the full 100. A shout out to all who toed the line at the start to watch the saga of dropping the pine tree.

Huge shout out to Peter and family for running the show at the checkpoint. They fed many a mosquito so they deserve applause all around. Thanks to Suzanne for cooking and distributing over 150 hot dogs!! Was there some sort of hot dog eating contest or something? Were you all dipping them in the puddles to get them down faster? 150...that is no joke! Huge shout out to Gal from Penn Cycle. He help a number of riders out with mechanicals and a bunch more with a quick chain lube. A true champ!!

We also want to give a huge WDB hug to all those that supported the riders:

These are some of the best out there and we feel extremely fortunate to have there support. As for the results, you can find them here. Thanks again to all who showed up and made the day amazing!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cue Cards Updated - Course Info

The Cue Cards have been updated.  Sorry for the late notice, but there is one turn on the first card that had to be changed.  If you don't want to print another set a turn has been added at mile 20 on County Rd. 51.  Only card 1 has been changed.  We will also mark this turn to avoid any confusion.  You will also see the change on the course map.

We rode a few sections of the course today and everything was rideable.  Some parts of the trail sections were muddy and we have to recommend running a tire that is 30c or larger.  You may get wet feet if you chose the wrong line.

Here is the link to the cue cards again.
Cue 1
Cue 2

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Schimelpfenig Park

Well, some folks are having a problem linking to Schimelpfenig Park via the google maps link in the last post. If that is the case, google Fireman's Lake in Chaska, MN and it's on the west side of the lake on Creek Rd.

Regarding the route, we are hearing of killer mosquitos and crazy wetness...we are doing the no rain two-step so we'll see how that works out. Some decisions will be made on Thursday and we will be sure to let you know