Downhill bike race Sunday

LAKE PLACID The third annual 5K Downhill Mountain Bike Race will be held Sunday, Aug. 31 starting at noon at Whiteface Mountain. This NORBA-sanctioned event (National Off-Road Bicycle Association), part of the Gravity East series, will carry a $5,000 pro purse, with the top men and women receiving equal pay. There will be several thousand dollars additionally in bike-related merchandise for the top three finishers in each amateur class. Category 1 points on the USA Cycling calendar will be awarded.

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