So my buddy has on his bucket list riding the 5 boro bike tour. Not my favorite cycling event but why not. Well registration was a disaster with double billings or no registration, but eventually it is resolved. Now we get an email saying you can pick up your riding vest the day before at the "free" cycling expo. Free is a relative term. Between tolls, parking, travel time etc, the "free" expo is just another scam to extract money from riders who just want to spend a day riding.
The response from the organizers, "you should have read the fine print, you can get someone else to pick up the vest, or we can change your registration into a tax write off donation."
Thanks organizers for completely screwing up the event. Expect the CC dispute process to begin shortly