Whiteface Pump Track Endurance Challenge

Wilmington, New York, is pretty far from Boulder, Colorado, but this event is gonna be awesome.

The track. It’s all about the S section on the far end.

Where: Whiteface Mountain Bike Park, Wilmington, NY

When: Noon this Sunday, October 19

Entry and payout: $20 to enter. Field limited to 25. One rider takes it all (up to $500). Hey, isn’t that more than a NORBA National win?


– No chains allowed.
– Most laps wins
– Any rider who can ride for 10 MINUTES goes into the winners’ pool
– All riders in the winners’ pool get 1 lap
– Now the fastest lap wins

According to Downhill Mike from the park: “Elias (Mike’s partner) timed himself the other day and did 9 laps in 3 1/2 minutes. He said he was exhausted.”

More information: www.downhillmike.com

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This is so cool. The Intergalactic Pump Track Championships at SolVista this summer were super fun. How often do you get to mix it up with a bunch of kids, your local bros and a world champion?

I think lots of fit, skilled riders will go 10 laps, then it’ll be a one-lap top-speed contest.

– 10-lap qualifier: Just stay smooth and get your 10 laps. I’d focus on the S section. If you get it right, it’ll give you an amazing drive into the next straight. From there you can relax and save energy. Check this out: How to pump an S section

– One-lap main: It’s all about the S section. You’d probably want to slow down a bit before diving into the first berm. This will give you a better connection and let you gain speed through the three berms (rather than bleed speed). BTW: Brian Lopes had the same advice for the key berm at SolVista.

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5 replies
  1. dylan says:

    I only wish I could go! That track looks almost identical to mine. flippin sweet dude

    S burms, so much fun
    rock on racer types

  2. Chris says:

    “Gap the middle of the ‘S’!” he stupidly offered from the safety of his anonymous computer, having never been to the track, and knowing he would never be able to accomplish such a move himself.

  3. Downhill Mike says:

    Competition was awesome! 2 riders made it into the finals. From there they did the fastest 2 laps. Winner was decided by less than 1/2 a second.
    Next year we plan on having monthly pump track challenges at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.
    We will also be adding a couple of lines in the middle to mix it up a bit.
    Video didn’t come out that good. Sorry Lee. With 4 or 5 pump track challenges next year we will def get you some quality videos of our Whiteface Pump Track Challenges.

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