No, we’re not moving the race to July but why not start training now, or get familiar with the route, for next year’s race? The 25th running of the Black Fly Challenge was postponed to next June but the race course is open and it’s a great ride through the wild and scenic Moose River Plains Wild Forest.
If you’re going to Ride the Fly in July, remember:
- Ride in small groups with your friends or teammates.
- There are no water stations, spotters or EMS on the course.
- There are no cell phone or radio communications in the Plains.
- Yes, it’s called the Moose River Plains but it’s not flat!
- Take plenty of water & energy supplies.
- If you’re on a CX bike, take a flat repair kit.
- Have a plan. Let someone else know. Or…
- Consider having someone drive through after you.
- Post your ride to the BFC Strava club.
- Be safe and have fun!
To commemorate your ride and support America’s Original Gravel Grinder, head over to the BFC Store to get the first-ever (and last?) Ride the Fly in July tee-shirt – orders accepted until July 31st only.
About the route: Black Fly 25 will be going from Inlet’s Arrowhead Park to Indian Lake School but you can ride whatever portion or direction you like. On this past ‘race day’ BFCer’s rode in both directions, some out and back! And some of the BFC Strava posts were quite funny!
Don’t forget – before and after your ride stop into the local businesses that make the BFC not only possible but also The Adirondacks’ Greatest Race.