When it comes to mountain bike endurance races, the Leadville Trail 100 is as big and challenging as it gets. Until this year elite mountain bike racers had to qualify in lesser races and then win a coveted spot on the start line in a lottery. That all changed this year with a series of three qualifying races the prestigious Colorado ordeal. The first of these qualifiers was the Wilmington Whiteface 100K in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Whiteface is the Olympic ski mountain most people think is in Lake Placid. In the summer the entire region transforms itself into a mecca for summer recreation, and foremost of these warm weather activities in biking. Road biking, mountain biking, even unicycling – it’s all there in abundance. The race started at 6:30 in the morning, with 231 highly caffeinated adrenaline junkies lining up for the shotgun blast that signaled the start of 100 kilometers of roads, gravel roads and slick single track trails with constant elevation changes making for an extreme day on the bike. 100 of them would earn an invitation to Leadville. Another RadXSports video hosted by Tony Lanza.