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.
Wilmington Circuit Race
From the Wilmington Town Youth Park, the race starts under neutral condition and turns right onto Springfield Road, immediately crossing NYS Rt. 86 and becoming Haselton Road. Flat on Haselton for ca. 1.5 miles, then down fast hill to the Ausable River bridge, slight runout before turning right on Bilhuber Road at 2 miles. Bilhuber twists and climbs for nearly a mile to the finish line just before the route re-crosses Rt. 86 onto Hardy Road. Hardy rolls slightly for 3 miles before another right turn onto Springfield Road and a flat to slightly downhill 3 miles back to the start.
The course has 203 feet of climbing per lap, pretty darn flat for the Adirondack High Country! Sprinters and rouleurs should have their day!
Wilmington-Whiteface Road Race
The race starts (under neutral condition) at the Wilmington Town Park Youth Center, goes right for 100 yards on Springfield Road, left on NYS Route 86 for 1/2 mile, and right on Bonnie View Road, where racing begins at the top of the first short rise.
You will race one, two, three, or five times around the loop just described, depending on category. When your appointed laps are over, left onto Bonnie View again, mostly slightly downhill in this direction, with the one downhill from the way out turned into a wicked little kicker of a climb. Thankfully it is short. Then more fast, ever so slight downhill back to Wilmington, where you turn right onto the Whiteface Memorial Highway/Rt. 431 and fight to the finish 1.6 miles above. This is a steady 8 percent grade almost all the way, though it is said that it steepens to around 11 percent right before the finish at the Santa's Workshop entrance.