Bike New York Makes BIG Changes To Five Boro Bike Tour
Posted Nov 14 2011 8:18pm
Dear God, not again.
Speaking of lotteries I never in a MILLION YEARS would dream of entering...
Bike New York has launched plans to implement a new lotto system for its annual Five Boro Bike Tour. If you're new to the blog, check out my review of the tour here .
If you don't feel up to reading, just take one look at the photo above and that about sums it up.
According to Crain's New York , the organization is looking to attract more international participants than May's ride, which drew more than 32,000 cyclists to the city.
Translation:We're still licking our wounds after the public flogging we got after the last tour fiasco, so we're not exactly banking on as many cyclists coming back for another round in 2012.
To sweeten the deal a little, Bike NYC is launching its first-ever bike expo, a three-day bicycling bonanza leading up to the ride on May 6, Crain's reported.
The New York Bike ExpoBike Expo New York will feature music, vendors hawking all the latest cycling duds and gear and the organization's trademark free bike classes to entertain the masses.
Not sure whether entrance to the trade fair is included with the registration fee (last year's was a whopping $89) but my guess is it that'll be the case.
If they really want a shot at convincing the thousands of cyclists that were left feeling cheated (and hungry.) after the last tour, they might still try offering some sort of discount of this year's fee.
Even a little press release about how they plan on correcting last year's two-hour-delay-causing mistakes would be a step in the right direction.
I still think about the hard-earned cash I blew on that train wreck and get annoyed all over again.