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Ride the Rockies tour(5 posts)

Ride the Rockies tourPaulCL
Oct 18, 2002 10:10 AM
I know, I know...I'm really early.

But a quick question: I see the selection is a lottery at the end of February. Realistically, what are the odds of getting selected??? How many enter into the lottery?? Is there a bias against non-Colorado residents? I ask becuase I might have to sign up (and make a deposit) on several events in order to get one. Any input would be appreciated. THanks. Paul
Oct 18, 2002 10:40 AM
re: Ride the Rockies tour
re: Ride the Rockies tourpinarello
Oct 18, 2002 11:00 AM
I have rode this ride 4 times. I do believe that I have not been selected by the lottery by the same amount. If you do get selected in this ride and wish to opt. out you have that option at a $15.00 cost. That was last year. Not sure about the odds. I here it's 50/50. But being from out of state is a plus in your favor. Tourism is big business in Colorado and this thing is a big magnet. I ended up buying a land parcel because I found paradise! Catapult
Out-of-state biasLO McDuff
Oct 18, 2002 12:34 PM
I have heard from a number of participants that there is a bias (however slight) towards out of state folks. I don't have the hard data but there seems to be anecdotal evidence.

Check out the archives. I believe it was jtolleson (don't quote me) who brought it up around Jan/Feb of this year. (When this year's route for RTR was announced). Good luck, you'll have a great time.
re: Ride the Rockies tourInhighgear
Oct 19, 2002 3:51 AM
Texans have the best chance, since we own Colorado.