INLET - Several members of the Adirondack Velo club recently competed in the Black Fly Challenge Bike Race on Saturday.
The Black Fly Challenge is an Adirondack mountain bike race that takes place every year on the second Saturday in June.
The race changes direction every year with the start and finish alternating between Indian Lake and Inlet.
More than half of the 40-mile course traverses the rugged Moose River Recreation Area on mountain roads composed of dirt, gravel, sand and exposed boulders with several steep elevation changes.
The top racers finish the race in about two hours while the rest of the field may take four or more hours.
Cory Burns won the men's race with a course record time of 1:47.38, while Ruth Sherman also set a course record to win the women's race with a time of 2:01.58.
There were a total of 506 entries for the event and 459 finishers.
Terry Blanchet was the top-finishing Adirondack Velo Club member, placing 14th overall with a time of 1:54.40.
Scott Hock was 27th overall with a time of 1:55.26, while Christian Sandel was 58th with a time of 2:06.21. Glenn Allen was 70th overall and second in the sport master 50-99 year old class with a time of 2:10.46.
Dylan Thomarie was 71st overall and third in the expert 19-39 class with a time of 2:10.46.
Dan Remington was 90th overall with a time of 2:17.27, while Rich Williams was 96th with a time of 2:19.22.
John Palmer was 138th overall and second in in the beginner 40-49 class with a time of 2:29.27, which surpassed his time from the 2011 race by an hour.
Scott Lewis, also was an hour faster than last year, placing 144th overall with a time of 2:31.17.
Mike Ioele (2:35.20) was 160th, Mike Feldman (2:45.15) was 224th and Jeff Brown (2:46.15) was 229th.
Mike Smrtic was 307th overall with a time of 3:02.59, completing the race despite a flat tire.
Colin Capon (3;17.40) was 350th, Megan Sandel (3:26.05) was 379th, Richard Dixon (3:36.39) was 439th, Bob Sullivan (3:39.40) was 411th, Jody Dixon (4:03.54) was 439th and Sherry Dixon (4:27.20) was 457th.
George Hermance also participated, but failed to finish.