Whiteface fall Classic on September 20

Sep 16, 2008
by Luc 'Acadian' Albert  
News Source: Downhill Mike
The Whiteface Fall Classic Cross Country Mountain Bike Race, presented by High Peaks Cyclery, hits the trails of Whiteface Mountain on September 20 at noon. The Fall Classic has four divisions broken down by age and gender: beginner, sport, expert and pro. It is a challenging race featuring a lower mountain layout with a climb of 650 feet as well as fast, fun downhill sections.Each lap is approximately five miles in length with the start/finish line area at the main base lodge. The beginners take two laps around, with the sport division taking three and the expert and pros making four trips around the course. Riders should finish a lap in 30-45 minutes. The winners of the pro divisions will each receive a cash prize of $500, with the second place finishers each winning $250 and the third place finishers each earning $100. The winners of the expert divisions also receive a cash prize while the sport and beginner winners earn merchandise.

Entry fees are $30 per competitor before September 20. Riders may register on race day for $35. The Fall Classic is a USA Cycling permitted sanctioned event - USA Cycling and UCI rules will be followed. Expert and pro riders are required to have a corresponding license and must show proof of license at event. USA Cycling, Collegiate, UCI, or Canadian Cycling licenses are accepted. Beginner and sport riders may purchase a one-day license at the mountain for just $5.

Spectators will be able to watch the race from the base lodge area for free. Scenic gondola rides from the base lodge to the top of Little Whiteface will be available for $17 per adult, and $12 for juniors/seniors. Centerplate, ORDA’s concessionaire, will have food and drink available for purchase throughout the event.
For more information or to register for the Whiteface Fall Classic Cross Country Mountain Bike Race, please log on to www.downhillmike.com.

For more information on ORDA venues and events, and for web cams from five locations, please log on to www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.

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