OK whats the deal? My wife and I just got our AARP cards and the first time I elect to ask for a discount I've been rejected! I contacted a race Director regarding an upcoming race that has a Master 55+ group. The purpose of my contact was to determine if I am eligible to race in that catergory or if I even should since this if my first year of racing. I noticed that the race entry cost varied by race and catergory i.e. Juniors @ $15, cat 5's @ $20 Cat 1,2,3's @ $25. I merely asked if there were a discount for the Master riders aged 55 and over. The answer was a short and direct "NO". Not even accompanied with a cursory apology.
Should I be offended? Is there any agency out there to protect my status as an AARP member? Maybe I should just boycott the event. Better yet, maybe we can get 300 of us 55+ riders out there to do crital mass like ride to block the route of those willing to pay full price while being subjected to pain and humilation.