The Town of Wilmington is pleased to announce that the region will host the Wilmington/Whiteface 100k on June 16, 2013. Wilmington will serve as one of three qualifier series race host venues for the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, the best known and most prestigious mountain bike race in North America.
Whiteface Mountain is the backdrop for this race, comprising a rocky summit and amazing vistas. Whiteface boasts the highest vertical drop of any ski resort East of the Rockies, where current and past Olympic heroes have hurtled down it's steep slopes in winter, you'll take a whole different approach - straight up! The race begins and ends at Whiteface Mountain and in between will trace the jeep roads near Jay and Saddleback Mountains, ending with the climb up the front of Whiteface Mountain. The reward - breathtaking vistas of Montreal, Vermont, New England, the sprawling Adirondack wilderness and on a really clear day, Mt. Washington in New Hampshire!
For more information on the Leadville Qualifier Series, visit leadvilleraceseries.com.
3rd Annual Wilmington / Whiteface 100K Bike Race
Since 1983, the Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race has been the pinnacle of the mountain biking world. Currently 103 miles in length and 11,500 feet of climbing, the ultra-distance event is a single- and double-track-style mountain bike race on one of the world's most challenging courses. The weekend event is produced by Life Time Fitness and challenges both amateur and professional mountain bikers to steep climbs and descents, with elevation topping out at more than 12,500 feet.