MOUNTAIN - to the cooperative and robust effort that will bring 1,000 mountain bikers here for a June 19 race. The Wilmington/Whiteface 100k will start and end at Whiteface Mountain and, in between, traverse 100 kilometers of backcountry trails in the towns of Wilmington and Jay. It's one of three qualifiers for the nation's most prestigious mountain bike race, the 100-mile Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado. This event will bring tremendous business opportunity, positive national attention and local excitement to people in our neck of the woods, and for that, we thank the town of Wilmington, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, the Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. They worked together, apparently honoring each other's roles instead of overlapping and bumping into each other, and landed a big one.