WILMINGTON — The Adirondack mountain resort town of Wilmington will be showcasing its rapidly growing web of mountain biking trails by hosting the third Wilmington MTB Festival Aug. 30 to Sept. 1.
The three-day Labor Day event is designed to capitalize on Wilmington as a hub for over 25 miles of locally-built and rider-maintained single track.
The town was recently named one of America’s 20 Best Mountain Biking Towns by National Geographic.
The weekend includes on-site camping, live music, local food and craft beer, group rides for all abilities, shuttles, and a kids’ mountain bike race.
There are guided and self-guided group rides for beginners, intermediates and experts.
Shuttles are available for these hour-long to full-day rides.
Wilmington features miles of diverse single track riding at two large trail networks — the Flume and Hardy Road — as well as a screaming 3-mile descent on the Poor Man’s Downhill trail; a long, gnarly, backcountry tour on the Cooper Kiln trail, and 2,400 feet of lift-serviced vertical at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park.