August 1 - 4, 2019
Northstar California Resort | Lake Tahoe, CA
Race Overview and Event Details

Race for the Rail 2019 is going to be off the hook and you're invited! This year, a jam-packed weekend of racing, trick competitions, exclusive nightly parties, outdoor adventures, Onewheel clinics, and much much more will be going down at Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe. Please join us for this 4-day event at Northstar in Lake Tahoe for an extended weekend of fun and fierce competition!

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Event Schedule:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st 2019
4-6:30PM
Check-in
Martis Conference Room
7-9PM
PARTY: Welcome Happy Hour with Stealth Tahoe,The Official North Tahoe Onewheel Dealer
The Rock Courtyard, Truckee
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2nd 2019
ALL DAY
Custom merch for sale sponsored by Kavu
Relax in lounge sponsored by Eno
Spikeball, corn hole, and other games
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
10AM-10PM
Onewheel Village Open
Late Check-In
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
10AM-4PM
OPEN RIDING:Ride the Northstar Jump Park until your heart's content. Open exclusively to Onewheel riders
Jump Park
11AM
CLINIC: Ale Trail with Mike T: learn how to crush trails with one of Onewheel's legendary riders and get an ice cold beer when you return
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
NOON
COMPETITION: Early Bird Special: For those who eat dinner off the Senior Discount menu at 4pm. Must be 50 years or older to compete
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
NOON-2PM
DEMOS: Pint Demos: Come ride with the crew.
No Experience required
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
NOON-10PM
Cash Bar Open
Overlook Bar
1PM
CLINIC: Bodhi Bonks: Come learn how to bonk and other Onewheel tricks from the best, Bodhi Harrison
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
2PM
COMPETITION: Husky Race: For our sturdier riders. Must be over 215 lbs to compete
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
3PM
ALL RACE FOR THE RAIL COMPETITORS MEETING
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
4-6PM
RACE FOR THE RAIL TIME TRIALS 1
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
ACTIVITY: Plus One's Plus Wine: Come enjoy wine, cheese, and games while you cheer on the first round of time trials
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
6-8:30PM
ACTIVITY: Music on the Beach: listen and dance to the sounds of Sang Matiz, energetic World and Afro-Brazilian/Peruvian beats with contemporary rhythms such as Pop, Jazz and Funk at the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe
Kings Beach
8PM
ACTIVITY: Onewheel Movie Screening: A viewing of our top 5 Onewheel video submissions and the release of a new Onewheel exclusive short film
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
8-10PM
ACTIVITY: Onewheel Stories and S'mories: swap tales of epic rides while toasting up some s'mores
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd 2019
ALL DAY
Custom merch for sale sponsored by Kavu
Relax in lounge sponsored by Eno
Spikeball, corn hole, and other games
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
8AM
ALL RACE FOR THE RAIL COMPETITOR MEETING
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
8AM-5PM
Onewheel Village Open
Late Check-In
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
9AM-10AM
RACE FOR THE RAIL TIME TRIALS 2
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
NOON-2PM
DEMOS: Pint Demos: Come ride with the crew.
No Experience required
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
NOON
RACE: TOP 16 TRACK TEST RUN
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
NOON-5PM
Cash Bar Open
Overlook Bar
1PM
RACE FOR THE RAIL QUARTER-FINALS
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
3PM
COMPETITION: Women's Race: Female shredders only!
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
4PM
RACE FOR THE RAIL SEMI-FINALS
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
4:45PM
COMPETITION: Grom's Race: One for Generation Z! Must be 14-18 years of age to compete
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
5PM
RACE FOR THE RAIL FINALS winner takes home the Rail, $2500 and a free trip to a Polaris Adventures Experience!
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
7:30PM
COMPETITION: Trick Competition: Your time to show of your Onewheel skills. Open to everyone. The Trick Comp will begin with a 10-minute open session
Truckee Amphitheater
7-10PM
PARTY: Awards Party: featuring live music by 90s tribute act SEGA Genecide, FREE food trucks, and hosted bar sponsored by New Belgium
Truckee Amphitheater
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th 2019
9AM
COMPETITION: XR Race: Stretch out your calves... This is going to be a long one! First to the bottom wins.
Onewheel Village @ the Overlook
10AM-NOON
OPEN RIDING: Ride the Northstar Jump Park until your heart's content. Open exclusively to Onewheel riders
Jump Park
11AM-2PM
ACTIVITY: Onewheel/Kayak Race and BBQ sponsored by Oru Kayaks: Say sayonara with one last competition and a Hot dog!
North Tahoe Lake Pavilion




General FAQs:
Where can I ride my Onewheel?
Riding Onewheels at Northstar Resort is a great privilege and it’s important to follow Northstar access rules and ride respectfully at all times. Failing to do so jeopardizes future Onewheel trail access and reflects negatively upon the community and sport and may result in revoking the perpetrators wrist band and access.

Onewheels are not permitted to be ridden in the village. Riders will either have to walk their boards up to the Overlook(aka Onewheel Village), where Onewheel activities are centered, or park at lot B and ride up Northstar drive to the trail behind Onewheel Village (map of this will be provided before the event). Riding is permitted in the Onewheel Village where we will have contests, activities and shenanigans throughout the weekend.

The Race for the Rail will take place on one of Northstar’s bike trails. Riders are not permitted to ride the other bike trails at Northstar or take their Onewheels up the Gondola. Riders do have exclusive access to the Jump Park during Open Ride times, a pump track just up the road from the Onewheel Village. We will be offering other riding clinics in the village and offering trail maps in the surrounding areas where you can Onewheel. If you would like to hike or bike ride in your free time, you will have unlimited Gondola Rides with your ticket.
How do I get my board to Tahoe? What if I am flying?
If you live in the US and purchase a BOARDing pass, we will handle getting your board from your local fedex to Northstar and back home to you. You must bring your board to your local FedEx with your inner and outer box or in an unmarked box similar to the size that it came in (31.25” x 13.5” x 12.5”). You may fit your helmet, charger, and pads in the box if you’d like. If you do not choose this option, it is up to you to get your board there.
Is Race for the Rail a family friendly weekend?
Absolutely! While our Onewheeling events are for folks 14 and up, there are many other family activities you can take part in over the weekend such as river floating, mountain biking, s'more roasting, and even a Onewheel Plus Ones Plus Wine meetup. Here is a list of other family friendly activities at Northstar. Kids under 14 are free.
Do kids need to Pay?
Children under 14 are free! Please note that kids under the age of 14 are not permitted to take part in Future Motion sanctioned Onewheel events, but they are free to ride their own boards around and there will be lots of other things to do.
Can I bring my dog to Race for the Rail?
Northstar is a dog-friendly resort. Well behaved, leashed dogs are welcome in the village throughout the year, however they are not allowed to ride the chairlift or gondolas for safety reasons. Please plan accordingly if you plan on bringing your furry friends.
I have had a change of plans...Can I get a refund?
You can receive refunds up to 30 days before the first day of Race for the Rail, August 1st.
Where can I book my accommodations?
If you would like to stay at one of the lodging options at Northstar, use group code: CC1ONWL to book directly with Northstar at 1.800.GONORTH for 20% off of their best available rate or online here.
Can we camp?
You cannot camp at Northstar, but there are several camping spots nearby.
Where can I charge my charge my board?
We will have charging stations at race check in locations as well as in our Onewheel Village at the Overlook in Northstar.
Where do we park?
Northstar has many parking options all that are free in the summer. You can view them all here. The closest lot is The Preferred Lot. The Preferred Parking lot is adjacent to The Village at Northstar and is on a first come first served basis.
Will you be selling Onewheel products?
Yes! We will be selling XRs and limited edition merchandise on site.
Is there public transportation to events outside the village?
Yes- the Tart.
Race FAQs:
What is the Race for the Rail?
Like all great races, the Onewheel Race for the Rail started with a couple friends, a hankering for speed and the deep-seated desire own some bragging rights. This year over 100 of the best riders from around the world will come compete to become the Race for the Rail Champion and claim the title of the fastest rider on earth. The Race for the Rail is a boardercross format race. After time trails identify the fastest 16 riders, they will be placed into a 4 brackets. The first two racers to finish in each bracket move on to the next round, making for exciting elbow to elbow Onewheel racing. At the end of the day, one rider will rise above the rest and take home the coveted Rail and $2500 in cold hard cash.
Is there a prize for the winner of Race for the Rail?
Yes! Winner of Race for the Rail receives a $2500 cash purse!
How do I sign up for races?
We will send out an electronic sign-up sheet to those who purchased competitor tickets closer to RFTR. You will also be able to sign-up on site at the Onewheel Village at the Overlook.
Can I ride my own board in the race?
If you are competing in any of the races, you must be riding a stock Onewheel board. Boards with changes to the tire, footpads or fender will not be permitted to race. Changes to griptape or protective plates may be permitted. We will have our own race boards on hand for time trials and the Race for the Rail. Riders can race in any Digital Shaping Setting.
How does the Race for the Rail process work?
To qualify for Race for the Rail, you must record two time trail runs. The 16 competitors with the lowest average time trial times will qualify for the Race for the Rail and will be seeded into the bracket of 16 according to their times. The fastest time will have the No.1 Seed and slowest time the No.16 seed. First two racers to finish in the Quarter Finals will move onto the Semi Finals and first two racers to finish in the Semi Finals bracket will make up the Final 4. From there, first one to the bottom takes home the bacon.
When are time trials?
Time trials will be held Friday afternoon from 4:00pm - 6:00pm and Saturday morning from 9:00am - 11:00am. You must record both your time trail times during the same session. Please report to the timetrails 30 minutes prior to kickoff to claim your spot.
What are the race trails?
Top Secret! We will go over all of the race tracks at the mandatory competitor meeting Friday and Saturday. All of the races will be on dirt/gravel trails and will include uphill and downhill portions.
What safety gear is mandatory?
Helmets and wrist guards must be worn during races and time trials. You must wear a helmet any time you are riding at Northstar or at any Future Motion event.