Bikers compete in Brick Mine Hill Climb in Walhalla
WALHALLA, N.D.--It's a test of technique and endurance as motorcycle riders climb a steep hill in Walhalla. Bikers are revving their engines to zoom to the top of the Brick Mine Hill Climb. "Just letting those bikes work is kind of the big thing ...
WALHALLA, N.D.-It's a test of technique and endurance as motorcycle riders climb a steep hill in Walhalla.
Bikers are revving their engines to zoom to the top of the Brick Mine Hill Climb.
"Just letting those bikes work is kind of the big thing to get you up to the top," said Jay Sallstrom, Professional Racer.
Hills are a rare site in eastern North Dakota.
"Most of the time you're driving through North Dakota it's pretty flat," said Harold Waddell, Professional Racer.
"It's not too often that you get to run on a 750 foot hill," said Waddell, "one minute you're still and the next minute you're doing 60 miles an hour so it's a huge rush."
Speed gives them a good start, but many of them won't finish.
"This'll be a fight the whole way up once we start climbing up towards the top," said Sallstrom.
"Probably just like when they crash sometimes. It's just like it's interesting. It's probably not the best but it's interesting," said Kaley Wessels, Spectator.
The fans love watching them fly by.
"It's fun watching them go up the hills like making it and probably just the success of making it up there," said Wessels, "it's nice to have something here to come and look forward to during the summer. Just because there's not a whole lot up here to do."
The best make it to the top in about 16 seconds and get to enjoy the view.
"It's beautiful and there's a lot of cool hills to climb down here," said Waddell.
Win or lose the thrill keeps them coming back.
The youngest racer at Sunday's event was 10-years-old.