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CenturyLink Wilmington Whiteface MTB

June 2, 2018 | Whiteface Mountain
> 2018 RESULTS

Take on high rocky summits and breathtaking vistas at the scenic mountain bike race known as the CenturyLink Wilmington Whiteface MTB, produced by Youphoria Productions. Part of the Tour of Wilmington Whiteface weekend and a CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 MTB qualifier, the race takes place in the Adirondack region in northeastern New York. Where Olympic heroes once skied down the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, you will face a decidedly different direction — straight up. Good luck with all that.


The race starts and finishes at Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, featuring a mix of rugged backcountry roads, stretches of flowing and smooth singletrack, fast descents over ski trails and plenty of climbing. Explore Jeep roads near Jay and Saddleback mountains, along with technical stretches of singletrack at Hardy Road Trails, the Flume Trail and Whiteface Mountain — the site of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games' downhill ski races offering the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies. All racers ride one lap in the finish section on Whiteface Mountain.
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"Of all the qualifiers outside of Leadville, this is the course that most resembles the CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 MTB. It has two big climbs and is an out-and-back format like the course in Leadville. It also has quite a bit of pavement and like the LT100, drafting and riding in groups is common. Like the CenturyLink Austin Rattler MTB, this course also has some fun and not overly challenging singletrack riding."
—Dave Wiens, 6-time LT100 MTB champion

COURSE CUTOFFS
3 p.m. Official Finish Time
You must complete the 100K race in less than eight hours to qualify for the CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Our desire is to see everyone finish, and we will support you the best we can. However, if we do need to remove someone for missing the cutoff, the decision of the race official is final.

Racers who are registered for the 100K distance will NOT be allowed to change and compete in the 50K distance once the race begins. This will be an automatic DQ. If you are registered for the 100K and wish to change to the 50K please see one of the Abbies at the packet pickup area to switch the day prior to the race. Please know we are unable to provide a refund for the difference in price.

AID STATIONS/ON-COURSE SUPPORT
Aid stations are located approximately every 20K along the course:

  • Start/finish
  • Keene Aid Station (20K, 60K)
  • Elizabethtown Aid Station (40K)
  • Hardy Trails Aid Station (80K)

Each aid station offers Gu Energy Gels, Gu Roctane, water, fruit and light snacks with volunteer assistance. Our official bike shop partner High Peaks Cyclery will be on hand with mechanical support.

DROP BAGS (100K only)
Drop bags will be collected during packet pickup on Thursday or Friday. We will NOT accept drop bags on race day. Bags will be transported to the Elizabethtown Aid Station (40K point) and returned to the finish line after the race. Please remember to claim your items!

RACE PLATES
Race plates must be visible at all times and tied to the handle bars of your bike. Please do not cut or fold your plate, as the affixed timing chip could become damaged and not record your race times or photos.

Hang on to the small tab with your number on it. This is your ticket to enter the LT100 MTB drawing, which will take place after the Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. (see the Schedule for more information).

RACE CATEGORIES

  • Pro
  • Solo Male/Female
  • Single Speed
  • Tandem (100K only)

VIRTUAL COURSE MAP
Check out our virtual course map for a complete tour of the Wilmington Whiteface course including video, GPS data, detailed terrain profiles and other key features to get you ready to rock the race.
> View the virtual course map


THURSDAY, MAY 31

• 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, inside the main lodge
Get your participant shirt, race plate and answers to all of your race-day questions. Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others. Athlete drop bags (100K) will be accepted at this time.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

• 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Course pre-ride with Patrick Carey
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort bridge
Two-time 50K winner and three-time 100K finisher Patrick Carey lives and trains in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. A USA Cycling and IRONMAN-certified coach, Patrick uses his 20 years of endurance sports experience working one-on-one with cyclists and multisport athletes at Speed Science Coaching. Scope out the course, meet your fellow riders and get advice from Patrick before the big day.

• 2:00 p.m. Pre-race meeting
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, inside the main lodge
Race staff will run through final details, last-minute changes, course descriptions and other important information.

• 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, inside the main lodge
Get your participant shirt, race plate and answers to all of your race-day questions. Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others. Athlete drop bags (100K) will be accepted at this time.

• 5:30 p.m. Whiteface Uphill Bike Race begins
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, bridge
If you like a challenge, this is the road race for you. This USATF-certified course covers 11 miles over an 8% grade up Whiteface Mountain's scenic Veteran's Memorial Highway. The starting line is at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, and the finish line is at the castle on the summit of Whiteface.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 2

• 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. Packet pickup and race-day registration — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, inside the main lodge
Get your participant shirt, race plate and answers to all of your race-day questions. Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others. Athlete drop bags will NOT be accepted on race day.

• 7:00 a.m. RACE START
Whiteface Mountain, on the bridge
Each athlete will self-position at the start line based on ability, with pros up front. 50K and 100K riders will start together. PLEASE be honest with your start location as it is a safety measure for all athletes! Space is first-come first-serve. Please do not leave your bike unattended in the start corral.

• 11:00 a.m. Finish Festival starts
Join us for live music, cold beer, great grub and even better company.

• 3:00 p.m. Official 100K Finish Time
Riders must finish by this time to be eligible for the LT100 MTB lottery.

• 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony & LT100 MTB Lottery
Whiteface Mountain Ski Resort, inside the main lodge
We'll call up overall and age group winners for their place on the podium, plus we'll hand out rad prizes including the BIKE GIVEAWAY from our sponsors. Stick around for an announcement to enter your race number (a tab attached to your race plate) into the hat for your chance to win a coveted LT100 MTB slot. Winners must be present to claim their spot, which they can utilize this summer or defer to next year. See the LT100 Qualifier Explanation page for more info.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

• 9 a.m. *NEW* AdiRUNdack 10K/5K race start
Whiteface Mountain
Check out the new AdiRUNdack 10K/5K trail run, featuring a challenging loop course on the Whiteface Mountain trails. All Wilmington Whiteface MTB participants receive $5 off the cost of registration.
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Participant Swag

2018 Wilmington Whiteface MTB participant shirt

All registered participants will receive:

  • T-shirt (gender-specific)
  • Finisher medal
  • Beer
  • Post-race meal


Retail Items

Visit us at the retail tent throughout the weekend to purchase the following items:

  • Retail T-shirts
  • Water bottles
  • Trucker hats
  • And more!


ENTRY FEE

Solo 50K$95
Solo 100K$135
Tandem 100K$225

POLCY AGREEMENT
Please understand that Wilmington Whiteface does not allow refunds or transfers for all race entries and registration fees unless you have purchased the registration refund coverage option and have a covered reason. If you wish to defer your entry to the 2018 race please understand that your entry will roll over only one year for a charge of $30. All deferments must be confirmed by Youphoria Productions (contact@youphoriaproductions.com) at least one week prior to the race.



Leadville Trail 100 MTB qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 25-100 slots per qualifying event. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 when you accept your slot. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year's LT100 and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
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LT100 MTB corral/start position
Wilmington Whiteface could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position! Rider starting positions are organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2017 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2017 or 2018 qualifier event finish time, or if you hold a current USCI Pro Elite license. Please enter finish times or license numbers when prompted during the registration process. However, if you race a qualifier after previously gaining entry, you MUST email Quinn Cooper at qcooper@lt.life to inform her of your finish time so you will be placed accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:

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Check out the 2018 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more.
> View the Athlete Guide



Awards are 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10-year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.). All riders receive a participant T-shirt, and riders completing the race within the allotted finish time receive a finisher medal. The awards ceremony takes place approximately 30 minutes after final completion of the race. If you do not attend you must send a check made out to Youphoria Productions for $15 along with the Awards Form filled out fully to:

Youphoria Productions
Attn: Austin Rattler Awards
310 Mt Yale
Leadville, CO 80461

*Please note that 2018 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season.



High Peaks Cyclery will be providing bike tech support Saturday during the expo and packet pickup, and will be on-site race morning for any last minute mechanical needs.



  • 2016 photos
    Your 2016 race photos are available to download for FREE courtesy of Athlinks. To search for your tagged photos, simply enter your name or bib number and click on the photos tab.
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