Observers are welcome to watch the thrill-seekers traveling the 1.3-mile course at speeds approaching 70 mph. Practice runs are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday to prepare for the luge races, which are from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, followed by the skateboard race, which is from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The largest crowds gather at the s-curves, known among riders as the “chicanes.”
Observers should bring chairs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served throughout the two-day event, with proceeds benefiting the Bainbridge Community Center.
People travel from as far as Ontario, California, Quebec and Peru to race the course, which is known for its narrow, unforgiving turns and the deep embankment along its left edge that makes it seem even more daunting.
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