Watch Racers Careen Down Broadway Street on Big Wheels During Pendleton's Dangerwheel

The event includes racers, beer and food trucks

Jul 23, 2019 at 3:51 pm
click to enlarge Dangerwheel - Photo: Provided by AGAR
Photo: Provided by AGAR

Make like Evel Knievel and hop on an adult big wheel for this tournament-style downhill race in Pendleton.

Doubling in size from the 2018 competition, Dangerwheel will now invite 128 three-person teams to compete in an obstacle course built into Pendleton’s urban core. Race teams consist of three — one driver and two to supply said driver with a running start. Held rain or shine, drivers from each team will go head-to-head down a two-block course that will change throughout the day.

Each will compete for the coveted title of “Danger Champion.” Even if you discover your standard driving skills are not transferable and find yourself wiping out a lot, don’t worry: All racers are guaranteed at least two races thanks to the losers’ bracket.

Local brewers and food trucks will also be lining the block to provide interested spectators with nourishment and alcohol. All proceeds go toward beautification projects in Pendleton. The first races start at 2 p.m.

Noon-11 p.m. Saturday, July 27. $100 to race; free to watch. The starting line is at 378 E. 12th St., Pendleton,