Discover Whiteface Weekend

The fun starts on Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. for a day of big mountain riding at the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park operated by High Peaks Cyclery:

Many of our features are natural. Just try building one of these.

Many of our features are natural. Just try building one of these.

If jumping over waterfalls is a bit more than you want, no worries as we have trails for all types of riders:

Plenty of scenic cruisers through the woods

Plenty of scenic cruisers through the woods

On Saturday, June 20 we are open from 10 a.m. til 4 p.m., but the day does not stop there. At 7 p.m. Sam Perkins will be performing one of his spectacular trials show at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (L.P.C.A.). Sam has been a pro trials riders for years now, is originally from Lake Placid, and other than his annual 4th of July show on Main Street, this will be Sam’s third year performing for our mountain bikers on opening day. Thanks again Sam!

Sam Perkings doing his thing

Sam Perkins doing his thing

Free showing of Truth & Beauty in 3-D:

Immediately after the pro trials show we will move inside of the L.P.C.A. for Truth & Beauty in 3-D. Yep a 3 -D high definition mountain bike film. There is even a few minutes of footage from last year’s Whiteface 5K downhill.

A 3-d film by Nat Barthalomew

A 3-d film by Nat Barthalomew

After the film the town of Lake Placid is buzzing with activity. The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery has offered a post event gathering at the pub. All at the film will receive 1 coupon for a free beer (21 and over only)!

The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery will be the place to be on Saturday night

The Lake Placid Pub & Brewery will be the place to be on Saturday night

Okay we still have Sunday:

Open from 10 a.m. til 4 p.m. with a couple of surprises to wrap up Discover Whiteface Weekend. For your listening pleasure the local band Damaged Goods will once again be performing their classic rock right in front of the Cloudsplitter Gondola from 1 p.m. til closing

Pump Track Challenge # 1 @ Noon Sunday, June 21

Pump Track Challenge Rules:

No chains allowed

$10 to enter and a 25-participant maximum

Any rider that can do 10 laps in three minutes goes into the winners’ pool.

All riders that make it to the winners’ pool will have one chance for the fastest lap

Winner takes all (up to $250)

For those of you wishing to stick around we are open seven days-a-week.

Here are a few more pictures to get you stoked:

More natural challenges. Classic upper mountain terrain.

More natural challenges. Classic upper mountain terrain.

Be sure to bring your friends:

Taken from the summit of Little Whiteface

Taken from the summit of Little Whiteface

We have some cool wooden features too:

Whiteface's  Double Teeter can be found on the North East Shore

Whiteface's Double Teeter can be found on the North East Shore

Log ride on the North East Shore:

There is a log under there. Really.

There is a log under there. Really.

More wood:

This helped a problem area last year and made the trail even more fun!

This helped a problem area last year and made the trail even more fun!

Stream crossings:

Jonny Mayr in the early days

Jonny Mayr in the early days on a Giant Warp

Cloudsplitter Gondola takes you to the expert trails:

12 minute ride to 2,476 feet of vertical bliss

12 minute ride to 2,476 feet of vertical bliss

Our shuttle buses go to the beginner/intermediate dh trails, pump track, N.E. Shore and more:

Great for warm up runs and beginners

Great for warm up runs and beginners

Yee Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks like Elias is going to land in the town of Wilmington

Looks like Elias is going to land in the town of Wilmington

Our trail map:

The mountain will be marked better than ever this year, making it super easy to find your way aound this very big mountain

The mountain will be marked better than ever this year, making it super easy to find your way aound this very big mountain

Sales, service and the best rental equipment right at the base area:

Giant Glory 1's and pads from SixSixone

Giant Glory 1's and pads from SixSixone

See ya at The Face

Downhill Mike

www.downhillmike.com

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5 Responses to “Discover Whiteface Weekend”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Awesome Mike, who’s better than you. The site looks great.

  2. Cool Mike………..see ya Saturday and Sunday, got to work Friday!!! Ask Elias if he is building wheels………..I need a new set……..Tanks much………Pat

  3. nice….sooooo nice…

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