Friday, February 9, 2018

2018 Registration and Race Details

Registration for the 2018 Westside Dirty Benjamin in now open through 5/31.

Once registered your name will be added to the 2018 Event Roster.  Then please check back in mid-May for any course updates and then again on June 1st for race numbers, cue sheets, event waiver, gps files, and final race details.

Please check the 2018 Event Roster before registering.

If you have registered for the WDB in the past 3 years you will automatically be registered for the 2018 event.

New riders please send an email to including this info:

Subject Line: 2018 Registration

Your Name

Class: Open Men, Open Women, Singlespeed Men, Singlespeed Women, 50+ Men, 50+ Women, Fatbike Men, or Fatbike Women.

You can enter multiple classes, so if you are 50+ and riding a Fatbike you could enter both.

The official start location is yet to be determined but will be in the city of Chaska, MN at 8 am Saturday June 9th.  REQUIRED SIGN IN AND WAIVER SUBMISSION will start at 6:30am.

Event route highlights:
The course in will be the roughly the same at last year's new course.  There is a possibility of a few changes but only if we have a dry spring and the river does not flood.

97 miles, mostly gravel except for: 8 miles of dirt roads/trails, 1 mile of single track, 18 miles of pavement, & 1/2 mile of Braapp! (as long as it's not flooded),  Estimated climbing is around 4000'

Water stop at about 45 miles Rush River Park.

Downtown LeSueur at about 60 miles

Ride past the railroad bridge used in Purple Rain and on the gravel road Prince rode his motorcycle down!

U4IC Brewery Tap Room at about 80 miles.

Route map:

Short Course Option:
There will be a short course option, around 70 miles, you can decide of the shorter route on the day of the event during sign in.

2018 Event Roster: