In keeping with part of its mission the Black Fly Challenge ~ Adirondack Gravel Grinder reinvests race proceeds back into the local communities that make the race possible. Community reinvestment for 2018 will total more than $65,000.00 in new donations and dedications to local organizations, projects and funds for Indian Lake, Inlet and the surrounding communities. Check out the BFC Gives tag for the full list.
EMS and traffic control are critical components of race safety. Black Fly Challenge has donated thousands of dollars for ham radio equipment to bolster the BFC radio network and improve race safety but our local police, fire, EMS and DEC agencies are still hampered by an outdated, substandard radio network. Unfortunately, the County 911 Center’s response to our radio transmissions is often “Can you repeat that… you’re totally unreadable.”
The need for an improved emergency services communications network is real and the proposed Inlet Emergency Communications Tower is the solution. It will greatly improve safety not only for the race but for the residents and visitors of two counties, three towns and five hamlets. Accordingly, Black Fly Challenge has donated $10,000.00 to the project.
Race day staffing requires over 100 volunteers – and that doesn’t include the two fire departments, three ambulance corps and multiple police agencies involved. Safety is imperative. Our communities take pride in putting on a great event for BFC racers and fans. Black Fly Challenge is grateful for the opportunity to repay that dedication.
Visit AdirondackTower.org to find out more and donate.
The 24th annual Black Fly Challenge is Saturday June 8, 2019.