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An Adirondack tradition, always the second Saturday in June,

the 20th Annual Black Fly Challenge starts in Indian Lake, Saturday June 13, 2015.

BFC Racers - Everything you need to know is under the Race Info menu!

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Final Race Course Report

June 13, 2014 Comments off

As of Wednesday the Limekiln-Cedar River Road was still solid in the driving lanes and a little soft on the sides. The only area where the road itself was a bit soft was a 1/2-mile stretch along the Moose River Plains, from the Otter Brook intersection heading East.

Despite this week’s rains the course should be solid overall. The newer road surfaces in the East half of the Moose River Recreation Area drain exceptionally well and will be hard and fast.

The rain is supposed to stop around midnight but there will definitely be some puddles in the Plains tomorrow… We’ve had rain for three days straight! It might be muddy but nothing like 2011’s epic slog!

The Indian Lake and Inlet highway departments have done a great job of maintaining the roads and we owe them a HUGE thanks!

Shuttles Are Sold Out!

June 12, 2014 Comments off

Both shuttles are sold out. If anyone wants or needs to swap or sell shuttle spots go to the Black Fly Buzz forum and communicate directly with each other there.

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Race Course Report

June 6, 2014 Comments off

The Limekiln-Cedar River Road is in very good condition. The driving lanes are solid and the sides are a bit soft – typical for this time of year.
If we don’t get too much preceipitation before race day it could be very fast – again!

For some good advice on riding the BFC race course, check out this Facebook post by Rich Karaz.

One Week Left for Online Registration

June 5, 2014 Comments off

Registration at Active.com ends next Thursday at 11:59p.m. After that you can register on Friday June 13, at Pedals & Petals or on race day at Inlet Town Hall.
Registration fees are $40.00 online and $50.00 in person.

There are still 8 slots left on the Morning Shuttle! The Afternoon Shuttle is sold out.

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Shuttle Update

June 3, 2014 Comments off

The Afternoon Shuttle is sold out!
There are 12 spots left on the Morning Shuttle (as of 8a.m. Tuesday.)

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BFC 2013 Champion Profiles

June 1, 2014 Comments off

Black Fly Challenge 2013 saw Ruth Sherman defend her 2012 BFC title and Alec Donahue become a first-time BFC Champion. Check out their BFC Champion Profiles:

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BFC 2013 Men’s Champ Alec Donahue


You’ll find these and past BFC Champion Profiles
under the Race Results menu.

BFC T-Shirt Deadline is Saturday May 24!

May 19, 2014 Comments off

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Want a BFC Race T-shirt? Register by Saturday May 24!

T-shirts are not guaranteed for anyone that registers after May 24.

Why? Because our t-shirt order must be placed by May 26,
and we can only guess how many more shirts we’ll need.

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