Our Traditional New Years celebration with Mud, Snow, Ice and Fun! Race the Hangover and Help the Trails! The Hangover Scrambles held on New Years Day every year is JCTRA’s main fundraising event, and the proceeds help pay for maintenance to keep the trails open and in good shape. So when you attend, you’re helping the trails! But it takes a lot to make this event happen – see our volunteer sign up sheet below for ways you can help.
Hangover Scramble FAQ
It’s Jones Creek Trail Riders’ main fundraising race event that draws around 400 racers and as many as 600 spectators each year.
At the world-famous Washougal MX Park! We use portions of the motocross track (as the weather in January allows), as well as trails in the surrounding hills above the property.
New Year’s Day of course! That’s why we call it the Hangover Scramble, but the hangover part is up to you.
Yes! Camping is allowed beginning the day before, and free once each member in your party has paid their gate fee. We close the gate at 11pm the night before, and open it again at 6am on race morning. Be sure to wear your wristband while on the property.
Bikes, quads and side by sides. Check the race schedule for the different classes and when they race. Bikes, quads, and side by sides race at different times throughout the day. Electric bikes are welcome, too, but 6x6s and three wheelers are not.
We do ask that you keep your vehicle exhaust to 99 decibels per track rules, or risk being sent home. We need to remain good neighbors for the surrounding area. No motors prior to 8am, or after dark the night before.
Yes! If your kid is on a 50cc or 65cc bike, we have a special course laid out just for their size and ability, away from the main race course. If your kid is older and ready to race on a bigger bike, we do have a class on the beginner course for those 15 years old and under.
We have several routes that vary based on the classes (beginners, amateurs and experts). It can vary from dry to muddy to severe snow and ice, depending on the weather. Being on New Year’s Day, you should expect tough conditions, which sets our race apart from the rest. Typically, we see high winds and a lot of mud, but have also experienced several inches of snow.
Tire studs are allowed, and many people run them, but we ask that you keep it moderate and not mount flesh-grinding 4” spikes!
We do, and the expert classes are required to go through it. Amateur and beginner classes usually have a bypass option to go a long way around, so you don’t have to face it if you don’t want to, but it might be fun to try!
Sorry, no! Only course workers are allowed on the course prior to the start. Our lease and insurance only allows riding on race day.
Right here on our website, up until a few days before the race, or in person at the registration window on race day. The registration windows open at 6:30am. If you register here on our website, you get a free event T-shirt, and don’t have to wait in line.
We will have a limited supply of event T-shirts and hoodies for sale at the registration tower, but to guarantee availability in your size, it’s best to pre-order the sizes you want here on the website before registration closes.
After you pay your gate fee, come to the Pre-Registration window at the tower. Give us your name, we’ll have you sign your waiver and hand you your packet with race material and T-shirt. You don’t have to fill out any other forms – quick and easy!
After you pay your gate fee, come to the registration tower at least 45 minutes before your race starts, fill out an entry form (there will be lots of them on clipboards), and wait in line. We’ll get you entered into the race and hand you your race material.
Sign up on the volunteer sheet here on the website, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We have lots of tasks to do both before, during and after the race, and appreciate those who step up to help. Even kids and non-riders! There are a lot of ways to help that don’t require any special skills, just show up and we’ll show you what to do.