A young Evil Elias Ingraham seen here in the “Un-Authorized” ORDA Photo Session/Photo by “I am not saying because he still works there”
PRESS RELEASE: Whiteface Mountain Bike Park
We sincerely apologize to our loyal customers as we will not be able to open the Whiteface Mountain Bike Park this year. This was not our decision as the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) replied to our request to renew our contract with this email. “Due to the scheduled Mid-Station Lodge and snowmaking construction projects at Whiteface this summer, we will be unable to have mountain biking as an activity this summer”. Their second reply was this “Construction will most likely last through the summer of 2021”.
Elias and I are deeply saddened by this news. We want to thank the many true downhillers that returned each year to ride with us. This unique destination for lift service mountain biking will no longer exist for the true DH enthusiast and the Adirondack vacationer wanting to try DH MTB.
A special thanks to Karen and Brian Delaney of High Peaks Cyclery and ORDA for allowing us to run the show for so long. A huge thanks to both Jay Rand and Jeff Byrne for believing in us in the early days and Erik Balay for the pro-bono graphics for the 1st 10 years. The biggest thanks go to Marcelle and Peter Ingraham for all that they have done for the bike park and 5K DH’s which is way too much and personal to list.
For now, we hope you find an alternative place to be gnarly, we will miss you. We will be having a sale of all bikes, shuttle vehicles, gear, custom bike park jersey’s, tee shirts and even collectibles such as the entrance sign. Please watch for details for a Memorial Day “Going out of Business” sale to be held at High Peaks Cyclery in Lake Placid, NY on or near Memorial Day.
As we continue to grow the DVO Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon and add many more events all year-long, we hope you visit us on the west coast.