The Adirondack region in northeastern New York is a recreational paradise of high rocky summits and breathtaking vistas — both of which factor into the sadistic mountain bike race known as the Blueprint for Athletes Wilmington Whiteface 100K, part of the Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest. 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.
In addition to a crazy climb, the Wilmington Whiteface 100 weekend packs in tons of fun! The Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest features fun rides, bike stunt exhibitions, live entertainment, raffles & prizes, kids events, costumes, food and more.
The race will start and finish at Whiteface Mountain and will explore the jeep roads near Jay and Saddleback Mountains before encountering a technical stretch of single track on Whiteface mountain, which was the site of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games' downhill ski races — the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies.
All racers will only ride one lap in the finish section on Whiteface Mountain.
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Aid stations will be located approximately every 20km along the course (20km, 40km, 60km, 80km, finish). Each aid station will be stocked with Gu Energy Gels, Gu Chomps, Water, Electrolyte drink, fruit and light snacks.
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Virtual course map
Check out our virtual course map — brought to you by Trail Genius — 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.
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Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB, based on the total number of registered riders at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cut-off time.
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.
As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 MTB has always been difficult. LT100 Qualifiers are long and tough, with lots of climbing. They are similar to the classic course at Leadville in that they consist mainly of rugged jeep roads of gravel and dirt. A qualifier event could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position in the Race Across the Sky!
Rider starting positions will be organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2016 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2016 or 2017 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 Athlete Services at Leadville@lifetimefitness.com to inform them of your finish time so you will be placed accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:
Awards Ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after final completion of the race. If you do not attend the award ceremony to receive your award you must send a check made out to the Leadville Race Series for $15 along with the Awards Form filled out fully to:
Leadville Race Series
Attn: Craig Martin
316 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
*Please note that 2016 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 20, 2016.
Engraved bike rotor plaques will be awarded 3 deep in each division and to the top 3 teams. Age groups are male/female in 10 year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.). All riders will receive a participant T-shirt, and riders completing the race within the allotted finish time will receive a finisher medal.
There will be trash and recycling containers at all full aid stations and the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.
We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.
The Wilmington Whiteface experience is at the pinnacle of athletic events thanks in part to our wonderful sponsors.
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2017 REGISTRATION OPENS THE FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY.
Qualifications: Visit our Qualification System page for information.
Mandatory: Photo ID required at check-in.
Leadville Policy Agreement: Please understand that the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Race Series 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 Leadville race season please understand that your entry will roll over only 1 year, for a charge of $30. All deferments must be confirmed by Athlete Services, Leadville@lifetimefitness.com, at least one week prior to the race.
Registration Refund: Leadville Race Series now offers a registration refund option. Click here to learn more.
Email our media team for athlete interviews, event information and credentials to the event on race weekend.