Harpoon B2B ride - June 2011
Anyone out there planning to do this ride? I've done it several years in a row, but this year Harpoon has decided to double the entry fee to $300+!!!??? And this is essentially an unsupported 150 mile, one day ride. I'm not sure I can justify this kind of money when I could just get on my bike and peddle the route with some friend the following weekend and the only thing I'd miss is the commerative jersey.
Appreciate any other thoughts on the matter. Anyone else think these big rides/races are getting out of hand? I've helped direct cycling road races, so I know full well the costs that go into putting on a race, and trust me, it aint $300/head. We charged $25/head for our last road race that lasted all day, included multiple fields from Cat 5 to pro, required multiple police details, neutral support, race officials, etc, and we were able to make a small profit. So is this just Harpoon getting greedy?