September 16-18, 2011 USA ID Payette * 9th Annual Big Nasty Hillclimb PDF Print E-mail
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9th Annual Big Nasty Hillclimb

September 16-18, 2011 in Payette, Idaho

Location:
4933 Big Willow Creek Road, Payette, ID

The hill is located 4 1/2 miles from New Plymouth, Idaho, 40 miles from Boise, and 11 miles from Ontario. Take I-84 West to exit 13, go right, then turn left on Sand Hollow Road. Drive five miles north to intersect Hwy 52, then follow Hwy 52 for another three miles, crossing the Payette River. Turn right onto Big Willow Creek Road to the hill. Expect a 40-50 minute drive from Boise.     



The 9th annual Big Nasty Hillclimb is set for September 16-18, 2011, and will once again be held on the 1,000 acre Pence Ranch, in an area known locally as the White Cliffs, 4 1/2 miles north of New Plymouth, Idaho. It is Idaho's largest motorcycle event, and is the only professional motorcycle hillclimb in the entire Northwest.

The Big Nasty Weekend is a unique, eclectic event, sort of a Burning Man meets NASCAR kind of thing, but first and foremost, it is one of the premier motorcycle hillclimbs in the world, and many have referred to it as "The toughest hillclimb on earth." In 2009, almost 600 entries ran throughout the weekend, and the best riders and machines from across the U.S. will return again in 2011, from the 250-horsepower, nitro Harley's, to the stretched-out, fuel-injected Yamaha's, these are wild, noisy, exotic machines that you can't see anywhere else in the Northwest.

The pro hill is over 600 feet long and starts right in the middle of the spectator area, before jumping the road and heading straight up over jumps, turns and cliff sections. Friday and Saturday's amateur and pro qualifying hills are shorter, but are nearly as steep and sinister as their bigger brother. A total of 27 trophy classes will run on Friday and Saturday, for stock dirt bikes ranging from 50cc minis to 450 motocross units, to old bikes, on a 300-foot hill that is extremely steep, but does not have any big ledges.

Expect to see a few daring riders claw their way over the top, and many more stall out or flip over, as brave men with big ropes and hooks, called catchers, try to grab bikes and riders before they flip and tumble toward the bottom of the hill.

The hillclimb is a spectator friendly event where every seat is a good one. We offer full-service concessions with beer, beverages, and food. Bring what you need to be comfortable on a summer day in the sun. We strongly recommend chairs and umbrellas or awnings.

Hillclimbing is just part of the adventure at the Big Nasty. Other entertainment includes ATV Adventure rides and mud bog competition, live music, pumpkin shooting, freestyle shows, a Saturday night fireworks show, helicopter rides, a motorcycle dual sport ride, a kids bouncy slide, Lulu the Clown, air boat rides in the river, a Sunday morning non-denominational church service, and overnight camping in the surrounding hay fields. As always, all kinds of food and beverages will be available on site, from hot wings to breakfast burritos, to chocolate-covered strawberries.


Campers can start checking in to the campground on Friday, September 17th at 9am. You may lineup along side the road before we starting letting you in at 9am. Camping passes will be available for $20 at all Big Nasty ticket outlets beginning on August 10.All camping spots are first-come, first-served. There are no reserved camping spots. The campground consists of mowed hay fields and you may build a fire if you wish,but please remove it when you leave.

SCHEDULE***

THURSDAY
Noon - Hillclimbers may enter the event for camping in the pit areas.  This year there will again be separate pro and trophy pit areas.


FRIDAY
9:00 AM - Camping area and front gate opens to the general public
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Rider check-in/sign-up and hill inspection.  ALL SIGN-UPS END AT 10PM FRIDAY!
Noon - 10:00 PM - Minis, and most trophy classes compete on 260-foot hill, (finishes under lights)
3:00 PM & 6:00 PM - MotoTech 4-Wheeler Safaris leave campground for 8-mile guided trip
10:00 PM - Live Metal Music
11:00 PM - Friday Awards
1:00 AM - 7:00 AM - Quiet Time

SATURDAY
6:30 AM to 9:00 AM - Hill inspection and rider check-in at the hill
9:00 AM - Idaho Air National Guard Presentation of the Colors & National Anthem
9:15 AM - 450 Pro qualifying begins on the 250-foot, little nasty hill
10:00 AM, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM - MotoTech 4-Wheeler Safaris leave campground for 8-mile trip
11:30 AM - 700 Qualifying begins on the 250-foot, little nasty hill
High Noon - Chaos Freestyle Show & pumpkin shooting  
2:00 PM - Open Qualifying begins on the 250-foot, little nasty hill
3:00 PM - 90 Exhibition, Old Timer, and Senior, semi-pro classes begin on the 540-foot pro hill
4:00 PM - Chaos Freestyle Show & pumpkin shooting
5:00 PM - Trophy competition resumes on the 260-foot, little nasty hill, (will finish under lights)
10 PM - Live Country Western & Classic Rock music
11:00 PM - Saturday awards, followed by Big Nasty Fireworks Show
1AM - 7AM - Quiet Time
 

SUNDAY
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Hill inspection
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Big Nasty Non-denominational Church Service, presented by the CMA Idaho.
9:00 AM - Idaho Air National Guard Presentation of the Colors & National Anthem
9:15 AM - 450 Exhibition Pro Main (15-rider show) begins on the 600-foot hill
10:00 AM & 2:00 PM - MotoTech 4-Wheeler Safaris leave campground for 8-mile guided trip
11:00 AM - 451-700 Exhibition Pro Main (35-rider show) begins on the 600-foot hill
12:45 AM - Metal Mulisha Freestyle Show & pumpkin shooting
1:00 PM - Open Exhibition Pro Main (35-rider show) begins on the 600-foot hill
2:00 PM - Metal Mulisha Freestyle Show & pumpkin shooting
3:00 PM - King of the Hill Shootout... Top five Open and Top five 700 Pro Riders get one shot at the Big Nasty, 540-foot hill, with the winner taking home $500, and getting their name engraved on the Big Nasty King of the Hill Perpetual Trophy.
4:00 PM - Sunday Awards


DIRECTIONS***

The hill is located 4 1/2 miles from New Plymouth, Idaho, 40 miles from Boise, and 11 miles from Ontario. Take I-84 West to exit 13, go right, then turn left on Sand Hollow Road. Drive five miles north to intersect Hwy 52, then follow Hwy 52 for another three miles, crossing the Payette River. Turn right onto Big Willow Creek Road to the hill. Expect a 40-50 minute drive from Boise.



For more info visit http://www.bignastyhillclimb.com/
    
Questions? Rob Dillon  208-573-4255  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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