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
The Second Annual Wilmington Circuit Race, Sunday, May 31, 2015
*** We need volunteers! ***
Presented by Team Placid Planet
(below links to be updated soon, 1/17/15)
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!!
Pfizer Global Supply
Saranac Lake, NY
North Pole, NY/Santa's Workshop
The Enchanted Village of the Adirondacks
(2015 season begins late June)
Casellas Waste Systems, Inc.
High Peaks Health Center, Wilmington/Elizabethtown Community Hospital
Lake Placid Sports Medicine, PLLC
Champlain National Bank
Haselton Lumber Co., Inc.
New York Ski Educational Foundation
Please support our lodging sponsors:
Ledge Rock at Whiteface
(518) 946-2379 / (800) 336-4754
Wilderness Inn II
Restaurant and Cabins
Alpine Country Inn & Suites
(518) 946-2263 / (877) 946-2263
Cadence Lodge at Whiteface
formerly Birch Tree Lodge
The North Pole Resorts & Motel
(518) 946-7733 / (800) 245-0228
The Hungry Trout Resort
(518) 946-2217 / (800) 766-9137
Grand View Motel