Fireweed 400 announces it's shutting down, 2018 race the last installment

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Heartbreak for cyclist fans of the Fireweed 400.

The long distance bicycle race announced on its Facebook page and website there isn't going to be a 2019 race and that there won't be any more future races.

In the post, organizers say that the race planning committee studied the information available and determined that it would be too difficult to try and put together a 2019 race. This also means any future races are not possible.

The 2018 event is the final chapter of the Fireweed 400.

Organizers on the race's Facebook page extended their apologies to racers who were awaiting the registration for the 2019 event.

The Fireweed 400 started back in 2002. It operated as a non profit organization who's main goal was to support youth athletics across Alaska.

The race would have taken place on July 13th and 14th.