Winter biking offers two thrilling events for riders and spectators alike, both requiring incredible endurance, power, and balance. Competitors in Bike Cross and Bike Circuit will take to the snow covered trails of the Empire State Winter Games Central Village and the streets of Lake Placid to fight for the top tier of the podium. With a total of $5,000 in prize money, these are two events athletes won’t want to pass up and spectators shouldn't miss! Fat tire bikes are not required to compete.
Saturday, February 3
- Criterium/Cross Country – 1 - 3 p.m. – ESWG Village - Main St. Lake Placid
- Warm Up – 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
- Bike Cross – 4 - 6 p.m. – ESWG Village - Main St. Lake Placid
- Warm Up – 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
*All schedules are subject to change
- Under 15: $50
- Under 18: $50
- Open: $75
- Second Event: $25
On site rental bikes will be available through Placid Planet. Those renting bikes can also demo the course after each race.
Bike Cross will include the same classes as the cross country competition: U14, U18, Open, and 40+. It will be a four man drop gate start, with the first two riders across the finish line moving on to the next round.
The course is one-third mile in length and descends roughly 300 vertical feet. There will be numerous terrain features and, in places, air time. The course will require fast pedaling in order to be competitive.
Bike Circuit course will take riders through the ESWG Village and the Village of Lake Placid. Laps by class will be announced soon. The winner will be the first rider to complete all the laps in succession from a group start.