Whiteface 5K DH (Pro GRT # 4) registration opens on March 19
The Whiteface Mountain Bike Park will host their 7th Annual 5 K DH on June 16/17, 2012. This years 5K DH race is the 4th stop on the USA Cycling's Pro GRT schedule, and offers a $2,500.00 pro cash purse plus plenty of prizes for all amateur categories. Other gravity races that weekend include: the Bike Fest Dual Slalom ($15.00) and the Open Chainless Downhill race ($10.00).
All this takes place on our opening weekend at the bike park and coincides with the Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest. Bike Fest highlights include: The Kyle Ebbett and Friends Jump Jam, the Whiteface 100 (qualifier for the Leadville 100), free kids dual slalom race, Wilmington's Best Calves Contest, live music, Klunker Parade/contest (Brainless not Chainless) and the Whiteface Uphill Road Race.
For more details on the USA Cycling Pro GRT DH and the USA Cycling Bike Fest Dual Slalom race please visit: Whiteface Mountain Bike Park - Home
For more details on the Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest please visit:
Bike Wilmington New York - Home
We hope you can join us for the historical biking weekend in the Adirondacks!
Last edited by downhill mike; 03-14-2012 at 04:39 AM.
Olympic Regional Development Authority Press Release
For immediate release: May 21, 2012
Downhill Mountain Bikers Gear up for the Whiteface 5K Downhill
Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest June 14-17
WILMINGTON, N.Y. --- Many of the country’s top downhill Mountain Bikers will be racing for $2,500.00 in cash when they compete in Sunday’s, June 17, seventh annual Whiteface 5K Downhill being held at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, N.Y.
The event is the fifth stop on the Pro MTB Gravity Tour (Pro GRT).
“This race is the week before the Mont Ste. Ann (Quebec, Canada) and the Windham (N.Y.) World Cup races,” said the event’s organizer Mike Scheur, also known as “Downhill Mike.” “I’m anticipating that we should not only attract the best in the U.S., following the Pro GRT Tour, but some of the best in the world as well.”
While the top pros will be pursuing the cash purse, the top three places in all of the amateur categories will come away with prizes from participating sponsors.
Racers can register for the 5K downhill by logging onto Whiteface Mountain Bike Park - Home. The cost is $85 through June 11. The registration also includes a two-day lift pass to Whiteface Mountain.
The Whiteface Mountain bike park is scheduled to open for the summer season, Friday, June 15. A dual slalom race is slated for Saturday, June 16, with a free kids dual slalom event slated for noon.
The park has 27 diverse trails that range from hardcore expert only downhillers, to cruisers, to winding cross-country trails—something for every ability and riding style. Whiteface also has the greatest vertical drop in the east. Adult season passes through June 22 are just $299.
The Whiteface 5K Downhill is one of several events taking place on and around Whiteface and Wilmington during the second annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest, June 14-17.
The bike fest begins Thursday, June 14, with a mountain bike instruction clinic for beginners, sponsored by High Peaks Cyclery. The event continues throughout the weekend and also includes bike stunts, jumps and tricks exhibitions, pro-trial demonstrations, a bike parade as well as plenty of music, food and family-free events.
Other highlights include the 11th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race, Saturday, June 16, and the second annual Wilmington/Whiteface 100k (WW100), Sunday, June 17.
The 11-mile uphill race, which is a part of the BUMPS (Bike Up the Mountain Points Series) series, is slated to begin at 8 a.m. at Whiteface Mountain. Organizers expect as many as 400 cyclists for this event. Registration for the Uphill race is available at www.bikereg.com/Net/14909.
Sunday’s WW100 could draw as many as 1,000 cyclists to Wilmington. The 69-mile long race is the only Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) qualifier in the northeastern United States.
For more information about all of these events and the Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest, log onto Whiteface Region.
I'm coming over for the 100k. Is there going to be camping available on site?
What are the requirements for the free kids slalom race?
JT there is a campground just past the whiteface entrance although it doesn't give you your own real spot it's kinda open. There is also a KOA which might be more secluded, not sure, KOA's are spotty at best.