Wilmington Whiteface 100 mountain bike race has been cancelled for the second year in a row. With under 30 days to go, Youphoria Productions informed riders that the event would be cancelled and entries rolled over to 2022. Those looking to qualify for the Leadville 100 will have to wait another year. Below is a letter from the team.
Wilmington Whiteface 100 MTB UPDATE
Many of you have heard by now that the WW100 has been cancelled. Althought we were hopeful that June would bring larger scale events back to Wilmington and the upstate NY region, New York state’s continued strict guidelines surrounding COVID-19 have forced this difficult decision to be made. The Wilmington Whiteface 100 MTB will no longer take place in 2021. Our team and partners in the region have been constantly monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local NY government agencies in regards to the WW100. Limitations on group sizes and continued border closures(still closed to Canadiens) have deemed it necessary to cancel because there are still too many variables and unknowns at this time.
Due to this, these steps have been made:
- All 2021 athletes are automatically rolled to 2022 Wilmington Whiteface on Saturday June 4th, 2022.
- Wilmington Whiteface 100 remains as a qualifier in 2022 and earned LT100 entries will be for 2022 LT100 only.
- LT100 corral spots for 2022 are still available and earned at Wilmington in 2022.
Please know that we realize that this has been frustrating and our intention was to do anything possible to host the Wilmington Whiteface 100race in 2021. Unfortunately the days kept creeping by and April became May and May became June with no concrete YES/NO for permitting and finally the plug had to be pulled… It felt like we were stuck in the middle at times without answers but athlete communication from our side will improve going forward!
It is our absolute goal to continue hosting memorable events in the safest possible manner, not only for our athletes, but also for our staff, volunteers, vendors, and the broader communities in which we operate. We remain hopeful that we can get back to racing in 2022 and provide you with an amazing event experience!
This decision was a difficult one, and we thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you all again in the Adirondacks.