Race Routes

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!

Map available here at Map My Ride.


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.

Bonnie View Road is mostly a very slight climb for its six-mile length. There is one main downhill section of a few hundred yards and then a moderately steep uphill pitch just after, maybe 200 yards long. Then flat for about a mile to Silver Lake Road. After the left turn onto Silver Lake Road there are two big rollers, super-rollers you might call them. One is about 3/4 mile long on the uphill, another maybe 1/2 mile, neither one too steep. After 4 miles on Silver Lake Road, the course takes a sharp right turn onto Turnpike Road, after which the terrain is mostly slightly downhill and fast until the sharp downhill turn where Turnpike Road becomes Goodrich Mills Road. Another mile or so of rolling terrain leads to a right onto Swastika Road, followed within half a mile by another right onto Guide Board Road, which leads via a couple of tough false flats interspersed with true flats to the big, fast descent of North Hill, after which there's a slight roller, and then flat and slightly down onto Matthews/Church Road (right turn) and back to Silver Lake Road (another right turn). Then very quickly one meets the main climb of the loop, the one-mile Black Brook Hill, through the feed zone and back to the start of the loop at Bonnie View Road. The climb is steepest at the bottom and gradually lessens in pitch, but it's hard to really tell it is backing off when the pace is being pushed.

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.

Traditional and 2014 Race Route Map (1 lap version, add 13.7 miles for each additional lap; Map My Ride)

Junior 9-14 Race Map

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