Cyclists who may not be ready for the full WW100 can also compete in the newly added 50K event. Added to this year’s race, organizers hope that the 31-mile long race will attract more racers, who might someday race in the full 100K.
Additionally, the organizers are offering a newly established TEAM class which will consist of two-member teams each riding the 50k course.
Both the 100k and 50k races are a part of the June 13-16 fourth annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest. The bikefest is designed to promote and showcase cycling opportunities in and around Wilmington.
This year’s festival will feature a beginner, instructional mountain bike program, the popular jump jam, a “poor man’s” downhill, beach party, food games, lives music, a “best calves” contest and the 12th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Bike Race.
The WW100 is the only LT100 qualifier in the northeast United States and is the third event in the four-race qualifying series. Other races that make up the Leadville Qualifying Series include the Austin Rattler, April 13; the Silver Rush 50 MTB, July 13; and the Tahoe Trail 100K, July 20. The Leadville 100 is slated for Aug. 10.
For more information, visitfacebook.com/WilmingtonBikeFest?ref=ts&fref=ts, orwhitefaceregion.com.