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Great Ride-But a missed opportunity.....
Louisville, KY hosted it's annual Mayor's Memorial Day Ride event. Drew a HUGE (the news said 2500 & I was on there!) bunch of riders, from hardcore to mom, pop, kids, grandma/pop types. While the ride was decent, there was absolutely nothing going on to make those who had finished the ride want to just hang around, mingle, and meet other riders. No rider "rodeo", no courses to test bike handling skill, no raffles, noone from the tourism bureau trying to promote what the city of Louisville has to offer (we only moved here 4 years ago and have visited more art shops, etc than many we meet who were born here). I just don't get it--host an event that draws that kind of crowd, then after the ride is over--OK, time for everyone to go home!-nothing to see here, move along. Kind of disappointed that nothing was going on after the ride. Is this how other cities do their rides, or are we just lucky to have a ride, regardless of anything else after?
Last edited by freeranger; 05-28-07 at 04:25 PM.