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Old 04-10-18, 03:36 PM   #1
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Tour de Troit price

The Tour de Troit in Detroit has jacked it's price 25% plus a "fee" this year to make the price to enter the metric century about $55. I think that's a real ripoff for what you get. It used to be a pretty fair deal at under $40. You would get 2 fueling stops and for the party at the end you had 2 drink tickets and 2 food tickets. Food portions were pretty meager so getting 2 tickets was nice. Now the price is $55 and you only get 1 of each ticket (fuel stops are still there).
This is the same reason I stopped doing Bike The Bridge. That entry fee went up to $70. A complete ripoff.
I don't get it. They have some pretty major sponsors to back them and volunteers running the thing. But now it seems like it's turned into a for-profit venture.
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So don't ride it?

I've done it for the past four or five years. I don't recall it ever being under $40, and I've only done the short ride. Losing a food and drink ticket kinda sucked, but every year I've had people give me tickets they weren't using anyhow, it is probably just a reality that the majority of people don't want two plates of food and two beers.
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