Wilmington Race Weekend CANCELED FOR 2016:

 

Due to low turnout in recent years we will not be holding our road race weekend in 2016. Thank you to all those who did participate and especially to our volunteers and sponsors. We may be back in future years but need to take a step back and see whether the downward trend in road bike racing turns around.

Team Placid Planet announces the 2015 Wilmington-Whiteface Race Weekend

 

Incorporating the Eighth Annual Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race, Saturday, May 30, 2015

and

The Second Annual Wilmington Circuit Race, Sunday, May 31, 2015

 

*** We need volunteers! ***
Please click here for a link to our volunteer sign-up. Help us put on a great race by volunteering for the morning, the afternoon, or both and get an event t-shirt, breakfast and/or lunch depending on which shifts you help with, and get a great view of the race. Course marshals, parking helpers, and registration helpers needed. All equipment and instruction provided.

 Presented by Team Placid Planet

(below links to be updated soon, 1/17/15)

Link to Road Race page

Link to Circuit Race page

Link to Road Race Registration on BikeReg.com

Link to Circuit Race Registration on BikeReg.com

Link to diagram of parking, registration, staging areas

 

  

About our race weekend:

Team Placid Planet brought United States Cycling Federation-sanctioned bike racing back to the Adirondack High Peaks Region in 2008 with the first annual Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race, in Wilmington, New York, home of Whiteface Mountain. It has been held every year since then, garnering a reputation as a challenging, exciting, and inspiring course and a very well organized and run race. The course is designed to show off some of our most beautiful, remote, and challenging North Country roads to both locals and those from outside the area while benefitting the local economy of Wilmington in the early summer "shoulder season." We have been very lucky to have the businesses of Wilmington, especially the hotels and motels, give us great support in the form of sponsorships, deals for racers, rooms for our USAC officials, etc. We hope our racers will reciprocate that support and patronize the local businesses!

Through seven editions of the road race so far, we have had steady increases in participation and a great many satisfied and complimentary racers, with almost zero complaints or even suggestions for improvement. The race course is rolling hills with one one-mile hill per 14-mile lap and a 1.6 mile uphill finish from Wilmington to the Santa's Workshop parking lot high on the shoulder of Whiteface Mountain. Race distances are from 12 miles for Cub Juniors (no finishing climb) to a grueling 82 miles for Men's Pro/1/2/3. The pavement is almost all excellent and there is very little motorized traffic on the roads, which makes it safe and even more enjoyable.

In 2014 we were proud to return to two days of racing with the addition of the Wilmington Circuit Race, run on a 9-mile, rolling course to complement the much more mountainous road race. Now there's something for the rouleurs and sprinters as well as the climbers! Racers who competed in the first edition of the circuit race came away raving about it and how well it complements the road race. They also said it is far from easy!

We welcome all racers, family, friends, supporters, and anyone who wants to see some exciting bike racing! Hope to see you on race weekend!

We thank the Town of Wilmington and its merchants as well as our race sponsors (below) and our annual team sponsors (see banner at right)!

- Dr. Charles W. McCutchen -

- Little Super Market, Hardware & Deli -

Wilmington's One-Stop Shop

NOW WITH GASOLINE AND DIESEL!!

http://www.littlesupermarketonline.com/

518-946-2274 

Pfizer Global Supply

Cascade Builders

Saranac Lake, NY

 

North Pole, NY/Santa's Workshop

The Enchanted Village of the Adirondacks

(2015 season begins late June)

www.northpoleny.com/

(518) 946-2211

Casellas Waste Systems, Inc.

http://www.casella.com/

High Peaks Health Center, Wilmington/Elizabethtown Community Hospital

http://www.ech.org/health_centers_high_peaks.html

Lake Placid Sports Medicine, PLLC

http://www.lpsportsmed.com/

http://1k2go.bigcartel.com/

 

Champlain National Bank

www.champlainbank.com/

Haselton Lumber Co., Inc.

http://www.haseltonlumber.com/

New York Ski Educational Foundation

http://www.nysef.org/

 

Please support our lodging sponsors:

Ledge Rock at Whiteface

www.ledgerockatwhiteface.com/

(518) 946-2379 / (800) 336-4754

 

Wilderness Inn II

Restaurant and Cabins

www.wildernessinnadk.com/

(518) 946-2391

 

Alpine Country Inn & Suites

alpinecountryinnandsuites.com/

(518) 946-2263 / (877) 946-2263

 

Cadence Lodge at Whiteface

formerly Birch Tree Lodge

http://www.cadencelodge.com

Email: info@cadencelodge.com

518-946-7282/800-233-5105

 

The North Pole Resorts & Motel

www.northpoleresorts.com/

(518) 946-7733 / (800) 245-0228

 

The Hungry Trout Resort
and Restaurant

www.hungrytrout.com/

(518) 946-2217 / (800) 766-9137

 

 Grand View Motel

www.grandviewmotel.net

Email: grandviewmotel@frontier.net

(518) 946-2209

 

 

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