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Bicycle race set to take place in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -The Town of Wilmington announced that the region will host the Wilmington/Whiteface 100-K Bicycle Race on June 19.

Wilmington will serve as one of three qualifier series race host venues for the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, the best known and most prestigious mountain bike race in North America.

"The Town of Wilmington is very excited to be hosting the Wilmington/Whiteface 100k," Randy Preston, Town of Wilmington Supervisor, said. "As a national caliber event, it will bring the best of the best from the competitive mountain bike set to the Northeast. We are anxious to show the world what mountain biking in the Adirondacks is all about."

The event's schedule coincides with the annual Wilmington Bike Fest, which includes the Whiteface Uphill Bike Race, which will be held on Saturday, June 18. Wilmington/Whiteface 100-K participants are invited to "Warm up" by riding in the mountain bike division that is being introduced this year; a five mile race to the top of the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway.

For more information on the Leadville Qualifier Series, visit leadvillequalifiers.com.

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