2008 Frost Bite February 16th

The race is scheduled for February 16th, 2008, Reiter Trails, Gold Bar, WA.

NOTE: race will NOT be staged from usual location. Instead, take a left immediately after the first parking area on Reiter road and follow to the open area under the power lines. There will be orange/black areas marking the direction.

Click here to read/download the flyer.

Directions: Use the map below for directions to Gold Bar, WA. Drive about 1 mile East of Gold Bar on HWY 2, turn left onto Reiter Road and follow the orange/black arrows.

60 comments

  1. hi guys,
    i would like to race Frost Bite 2008 and would like to know what i need (race license etc.)
    i’m from Vancouver BC.

    thank you
    erez

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  2. Erez – I think your BC ORV tags will be fine, that and a Spark Arrestor on your bike. You do not need a competition license unless you plan on competing for points in the NMA series.

    This may be part of the PNWMA (?) (Canadian Series too….)

    Look forward to seeing you there!

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  3. Heather, ‘Frostbite” is just the name of the race (hare scramble). Called that as it is held in February and it usually cold.

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  4. son very dissapointed there is no mini race. i would be willing to help organize if it would make a difference. i know other parents that feel the same way
    thanks matt

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  5. Any info on what type of course it will be? I live up in Vancouver, BC and have heard lots of conflicting info. Some say 80% moto track with 20% trails and some say 100% trails and super technical. Any info on terrain type and bike setup (ie tire choice) would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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  6. NMA Rules do not allow spikes at off road events.

    Michelin S-12’s if there is still snow…. rear trails tire if the snow melts..

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  7. I’ve heard there is still quite a bit of snow in the Reiter area. I’m assuming you’ll look at conditions as the 16th get closer, but will you still plan on holding the event if the 1-2ft of snow is present?

    Thanks

    Sparky

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  8. Still wondering what the verdict is for the Frost Bite…? Going crazy not being able to ride cause the snow.

    Jason F
    Chilliwack B.C.
    Canada

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  9. The race chairman will be up to Reiter this weekend to check conditions and will most likely make the decision on Monday wether to postpone or not.

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  10. Hey there, just wondering if there is any camping availble up there the night before, and possibly two nights before the race.

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  11. Leanne – Yes you can camp there, there will not be arrows up till Friday pointing you top the staging area. The road into the staging is not for the weak of heart with an RV but most of us do it… a stream crossing and a lot of rocks!

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  12. Can we have a definate answer for the Canadian guys regarding requirements please. In British Columbia, dirt bikes are not licensed, we do not have ORV tags.

    The quiet muffler and spark arrestor is easy to do, but I do not want to drive 3 hours to the race only to get turned away for no ORV tag (or some other requirement!).

    If you could please let me know, I will pass the info on to other Canadians.

    Thanks guys!!

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  13. rob, the race chairmen spoke with the sheriff who will be enforcing ORV tags and the sheriff will permit canadian racers to race without WA orv tag. I assume you may need your identification used when you came across the border in place of ORV tag. Further, he will be only allowing you to ride during the scheduled event, riding day before or after will result in a ticket.

    bronson, the race is definitely on! weather is warming up so should be great time!

    brett, entry fee is same for all riders. we do not have exactly mileage for the course. short course will ride for aprox. 1.5 hrs, long course 2.5 hrs. It will feel like double that so you’ll get your moneys worth!

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  14. Hoping to get an estimate of the loop length. I’m trying to decide if two newbies to the sport will be able to have a good time at this race. Currently, conditions sound sub-optimum at best. If the loop is relatively short, at least they aren’t far from somebody. They are young, and this may not be the best race for them. Any help greatly appreciated.

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  15. So this thing will be started out of the upper staging area? Trying to find out if I want to take my 31′ class A and 14′ trailer or just stay in a motel. Would rather take the M/H but with the post about the stream crossing I’m concerned. Was told over on Thumpertalk the lower staging area is OK but the upper might be tough.

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  16. Mike – I have seen rigs that big before up there, a couple of our members actually bring in their 5th wheel toy haulers behind Peterbuilts! There is enuf open space so that you can turn around once your in and thats what I would do first thing is to turn around and set up with your rig pointing out the way you came in so when you leave you don’t have to jockey around all the other campers… the biggest thing is ground clearance it’s nice to have a spotter to make sure you don’t snag your dump lines on a rock.

    Good luck!

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  17. Brett – there will be sweep riders on the course that can help and hopefully make sure everyone has fun but it is a typically a tough race and will definitely leave them with a sense of accomplishment!

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  18. Mike – I almost forgot, as you get down the access road a ways there is a 90 deg LH turn and directly to the right there are a few sites that will accomodate you. If they are not already taken, that gets you pretty close to the staging area without crossing the creek but they will likely be taken by Friday afternoon…

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  19. Well the motorhome is taller than most and I guess I do have jacks and blocks. If the pass looks good I’l give it a shot. I’m coming over from Tri Cities. Otherwise I guess it’s a night in Sultan and bring the heater for the trailer!

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  20. When it says sign-ups at 7:00am does that mean it opens at 7:00am and coming at 8:30am is okay or do we have to be there that early?

    Thanks for all the great info by the way. This event seems very well organized.

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  21. Depends on when your race starts, if you are racing shortcourse I think that starts at 9? (I don’t have the flier infront of me) but 8:30 would be cutting it close. If you race the long course later in the day you are probably fine.

    “This event seems very well organized.”

    Don’t judge a book by it’s cover :o)

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  22. Hey I rode there last year in a rainstorm with Kevin Bailey and Phil Stevens and it was Hell! But I say that in a good way. It has some seriously good stuff up there. Anyone who races there will leave being a better rider. PAMF!

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  23. I’m heading down to the race on Friday morning from Vancouver. If anyone needs a life give me a ring. 604 351 2581
    I had a PNWMA lic last year but don’t have one this year yet. Is it safe to assume that I can pick one up down there since this is the first PNWMA points year this year.

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  24. Went on the frostbite today……… You are sadistic people and I’m tellin’!!!! Had fun fo sho!!! Cracked a rib fallin’ in the snow section on the handle bar but,,,still had a good time even tho I could only do one lap because of the pain…. Evil people I tell ya EVIL!!! LOL!!

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  25. Thank you for putting on the Frost bite this year. Had a great time in your Country, you have a awesome place to ride. Event was very well run, lots of workers to help out on the harder sections was appreciated.
    Two laps was all my poor body could take. Great way to kick off the 08 race season. Thanks to all the volunteers for all the hard work that was done to put on this race.

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  26. Awesome race – gnarliest I’ve done – Thanks to Jerry Allen and the other club member (I’m sorry I didn’t get your name – & there were others who asked if I was ok – very nice) for stopping and helping me get bike off the cliff – thanks especially to the quad rider w/the winch – if it weren’t for him my old KTM might have become a permanent fixture @ Reiter. For what it’s worth I loved the AA downhill and am glad it was used for the short course. I’ll be back but I think, after this, I’ll pass on the right when there is a drop off on the left!

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  27. I have two teenagers that are just starting out dirt bike riding. They have Yamaha 125s. Are there good beginner trails at Reiter? I’ve heard there’s also a place in Mount Vernon. Can you give me any info about which would be better for beginners? Thanks for your help.

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  28. Cindy, Reiter probably has more open areas than Walker Valley does that will allow them to get comfortable on the bikes before hitting the trails. Both areas are nestled in the western slopes of the cascades and the terrain can be challenging but if they ease their way into it and enjoy it, both areas will make them very good riders.

    Because Reiter is not officially a sanctioned ORV park, the trail signage is not very good but if they start on trails that are wide enough for quads and jeeps they will be fine and then they can venture onto the single track when they are ready. Most people you find up there will be very nice and more than willing to point you in the right direction.

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