A Challenge Awaits!

The Whiteface Uphill Bike Race will be Saturday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. Climb 3,500 feet over 8 miles up the scenic Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway to the top of New York’s 5th highest peak for a 360° panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada. Not a biker? Sign up for the Uphill Foot Race!

Race Details

  • The race starts in the middle of Wilmington at the Visitors Bureau, 5753 NYS RT 86 Wilmington NY.
  • Packet pick-up and parking will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Preston Festival Field, 1135 Springfield Road, Wilmington, NY (just around the corner from the starting line).
  • Packet will include your bib, t-shirt and meal voucher.
  • There will be a bag drop vehicle at the starting line if you desire a change of clothes for the top. Please make sure you have your name and phone number on or in the bag.
  • We use a timing mat and do a rolling start instead of a mass start. You will get a timing chip with your bib.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable riding your bike back down, you may have someone meet you at the top. We will sell spectator passes at registration. These are cash only and a per person price.
  • Results will be posted online at www.AuyerTiming.com
  • For further questions please contact us at info@whitefaceregion.com or 518-946-2255.

If you like a challenge, this is the course for you. This USATF certified course covers 8 miles over an 8 percent grade up Whiteface Mountain's scenic Veterans' Memorial Highway. 


Thank you to UFirst Federal Credit Union, Mountain Valley Federal Credit Union, High Peaks Cyclery, KOAAdirondack ChocolatesHigh Peaks Builders, Bike ADK, Saranac Lake 3P, and Placid Planet Bicycles for sponsoring the Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race.

A collage of sponsor logos

Uphill Bike Race Rules

  • Helmets are required.
  • Each participant is responsible for their own transportation down the mountain at the close of the race. Riding back down is at your own risk, following pacing marshals. A minimum of two brakes is required.
  • Bug repellent and warm clothing for the summit are recommended.
  • Entrants are responsible for their own fluid needs during the race. No aid stations will be provided along the route. Fruit, snacks, and beverages will be served at the finish line. A meal voucher for local restaurants will be provided as a post race meal option. This is included in the race fee. 

To order photography of the race, check out Pat Hendrick Photography


Register for the 2024 Whiteface Uphill Bike Race today!

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Saturday, June 1

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