The Olympic Center will be closed tomorrow, Friday June 1.
This weekend, Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, as many as 1,000 road and mountain cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts are expected to take part in Tour of Wilmington Whiteface bike races and 5K and 10K trail runs. The three-day event features the 17th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race, the eighth annual Wilmington Whiteface 100K MTB and AdiRUNdack trail run.
The 17th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race kicks off the race weekend, Friday, with its new 5:30 p.m. start time, as road cyclists try to tackle New York State's fifth highest peak. The race begins at the base of Whiteface Mountain and then proceeds to the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway to begin 3,500-foot climb that ends with the finish line 4,865 feet above sea-level.
Saturday's, June 2, WW100 begins and ends at the famed Olympic mountain. This mountain bike race pushes the more than 500 riders up, down, through and around twisting dirt, paved and gravel roads, back country trails and single track as well as climbs that measure more than 750 meters each. That's all before they return to Whiteface where a final 360-foot climb awaits them ahead of the finish line.
The WW100 is one of only seven Leadville qualifiers and the top finishers from this event automatically earn spots into the prestigious Leadville 100 MTB slated for Aug. 11, 2018.
The AdiRundack 5k/10k Trail Run begins at 9 a.m., Sunday. The rugged, challenging loop course makes you earn your views with plenty of elevation gain and high grades. All participants receive a T-shirt and post-race refreshments.