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Old 11-08-18, 12:32 PM
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viaduct-tunnel ride

Does CBC have a monopoly on tunnel/viaduct access that day? I don't want to pay $160 for 4 individual CBC memberships for my family to ride that.

We didn't have to pay anything to ride and walk across the Tacoma Narrows bridge when that was open.
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It could be considered as supporting a good cause; CBC is after all a powerful advocate for bicycling in Washington state.
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Old 12-20-18, 12:47 PM
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You don't need a full year $60 membership per person. (In case that is what you were thinking.)

Just buying access to the ride gets you on their roster so they can track rider numbers & have an account to sign up for free daily rides, training series, etc...It also covers their insurance & liabilities (and yours too) if an accident/injury happens.

The ride cost has more to do with SDOT traffic control, barriers, SPD officers, various city functions to facilitate the event. Cascade doesn't make very much after all the other costs are accounted for. With out all the volunteer hours, they likely wouldn't be able to do it at all.

I suppose if you were to "coincidentally" be on all the same roads, nobody could stop you. They are public streets, after-all. But taking part in the rest stops, refreshments, or other accommodations etc...would be taking from a non-profit charity. I would frown on it.
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This is the Wash DOT web link for the weekend events:

Pedestrians and bicycles are not normally permitted to access the tunnel or viaduct so I would not expect the "public streets argument" to work like on other rides. There is a free event on Saturday after the Fun Run.
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