Jon Lundin | JLundin@orda.org | (518) 523-1655
Whiteface Mountain Cycling Center Opens Daily June 29
WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- There are several ways to enjoy a summer day in the Lake Placid, N.Y. region, but it doesn’t get much more fun than on a mountain bike. Beginning Friday, June 29, the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, in Wilmington, N.Y., opens daily for the summer season.
The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park boasts 17 singletrack trails and one doubletrack, five ski trails, and four service roads. Since Whiteface also has the greatest vertical drop in the east, there's a lot of room to roll with 2,500 feet of bike park vertical.
From the summit of Little Whiteface, via a stunningly beautiful ride in the Cloudsplitter Gondola, trails are expert-only. Big bikes, helmets and full pads are the norm here. So are tight turns, big rocks and steep drops. Expect each run to take about 40 minutes.
For intermediate and beginner riders, the mountain’s shuttle bus, which runs twice an hour, takes riders and their bikes from the base up to a drop-off point where they can choose from a selection of trails that match your ability.
The downhill mountain biking hours are from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., daily. Full single-day admission is $45, while half-day tickets are available for $35. Groups receive a 10% discount.
For more information about the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park visit https://www.whiteface.com/activities/downhill-mountain-biking. For more information about all of the activities and events held on ORDA’s Olympic venues, log on to www.WhitefaceLakePlacid.Com.
-- ORDA --
Established in 1982, the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) was created by the State of New York to manage the facilities used during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid. ORDA operates Whiteface, Belleayre and Gore Mountain ski areas; the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg; the Olympic speed skating oval, Olympic jumping complex and Olympic arena. As host to international and national championships, the Authority has brought millions of athletes, spectator and participants to the region, resulting in significant economic development.