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Climb to the Castle
September 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
On Sunday, September 15th, the Climb to the Castle Freestyle Race will begin at 8:00AM. The course will start at the Whiteface Toll Booth, climbing for 5 miles with an average 8% grade up the Memorial Highway to the summit of Whiteface Mountain – New York’s 5th highest peak with an elevation of 4,867 feet.
High Peaks Cyclery will be hosting the C2C pre-registration / bib pickup from 6:00PM-8:00PM on Saturday night at their store in Lake Placid. Come get your bib early and socialize! Join us for smores, beverages from Big Slide Brewery and make new friends!
New this season competitors will be started based on their standings in the mini-tour. Combined results from the first day (prologue and XCX time) will be used for starting order on Sunday – both genders. At six minutes (8:06) after the first starter in both the men’s and women’s races the “bus” or “wave” with all competitors who did not race Saturday or where more than 5:00 back on combined time Saturday.
Following the race events there will be an award ceremony for Junior, Senior and Masters Classes based on C2C times (18 people) — we will also have a special award for the overall winners of each classification in the mini-tour (6 people)!
Start Location: Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway, Toll Booth.
7:00 am: Registration and Bib Pick up opens
8:00 am: Open and Junior Pursuit Start – Pursuit Starts (4 lanes)
8:06 am: Open and Junior “Bus Wave”
8:08 am: Masters Open Technique Wave
Awards at the Castle: 30 minutes after last finisher