I think the high fee is definitely hurting. There was a time a few years back when they were in a sweet spot, making enough money but still selling out in a couple of days. Last year, it took a while to sell out and they're still not sold out after four days this year. I'm sure they'll sell out eventually, but it won't be as fast as before. But what do they care? As long as they do sell out before the event, it's all good to them, regardless of how long it takes. Although it would probably help their bottom line if they sold out quickly and riders had no choice but to register for the expensive VIP slots. The random wave assignment process doesn't help, either. Why would anyone register as soon as possible if there's always a 1 in 4 chance you'll be assigned to the last wave anyway?
I'm still on the fence about registering. At this rate, I've got time to think about it. I may decide to do the Tour de l'Ile Montreal instead, which costs half as much to register for two rides (the day ride on Sunday and the Tour la Nuit night ride the Friday before). Or is it even less? Is the registration in Canadian dollars? If that's the case, it's only about $37 for the combined registration.
Last edited by streetstomper; 01-14-17 at 09:31 AM.