WILMINGTON, N.Y. — The 15th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race will be held on the faster, newly-resurfaced Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway on Saturday, June 4.
This USATF-certified course travels 11 miles with an 8 percent grade up New York’s fifth highest mountain. The race begins with an 8 a.m. start at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center and ends at the very top of the Whiteface Veterans' Memorial Highway.
“Riders are encouraged to come on Friday and take advantage of all the other activities offered as part of Bike Fest weekend!” said Michelle Preston, operations manager at the Whiteface Visitors Bureau, which organizes the race as part of the Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest.
The special Whiteface Challenge category is offered for cyclists entering both the Uphill Bike Race and the following day’s Wilmington/Whiteface 100K, a qualifier for the nationally renowned Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. The overall combined winner from both races will receive $500 cash.
In addition, the race includes Clydesdale (men over 190 lbs.) and Filly (women over 140 lbs.) categories. Tandem, unicycle, Clydesdale and Filly times will be tallied separately from the age group categories.
The Whiteface Uphill Bike Race Awards Ceremony, along with race lunch, will take place at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center.
Registration and packet pickup will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3. Last-minute packet pickup will be available from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. the day of the race. Note that there will be no race-day registrations. Cyclists may call 518-946-2255 and register over the phone until 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.
For more information, visit whitefaceregion.com or contact the Whiteface Visitors Bureau at 518-946-2255. To register, visit https://www.bikereg.com/whiteface-mountain-15th-annual-uphill-bike-race.