BFC 2018 didn’t set any timing records but it was a perfect day for racing and saw record numbers for entries, starters, finishers, finish line party and another record that may never be broken.
There were 914 registration, 843 starters and 835 finishers, all record numbers but the biggest number of the day was the 6,570 miles between Indian Lake, NY and furthest-finisher winner Koki Gada’s hometown of Yokahama, Japan!
There were an estimated 2,500 racers and fans at the finish line party cheering on racers in front of Indian Lake School and enjoying the party in back of St. Mary’s Church.
Indian Lake Fire Department fed an estimated 1,000+ racers & spectators and the beer tent was constantly busy while Rocky and the Mooseknuckles performed their signature blend of rockin’ blues.
As always, the BFC race committee will meet soon to review everything and find areas where we can improve the experience for all BFC racers, fans and volunteers.
Lastly, we need to thank Indian Lake School, St. Mary’s Church and the legion of volunteers, police, fire and EMS that make this race possible. Without them there would be no Black Fly Challenge!
These dedicated people along with our loyal racers and fans are the reason this is The Adirondacks’ Greatest Race.
A sea of bikes at the start of BFC 2018. Photos by Brad Fox.