If you like a challenge, this is the course for you. This USATF certified course covers 11 miles over an 8 percent grade up Whiteface Mountain's scenic Veteran's Memorial Highway. Whiteface Mountain is New York's fifth highest peak with 360 degree panoramic views of the Adirondacks, New England, and Montreal. The starting line is at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center and the finish line is at the castle on the summit of Whiteface. Please note: helmets are required! Each participant is responsible for their own transportation down the mountain at the close of the race. Riding down is at your own risk, following pace marshals. A minimum of two brakes is required.