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Ozarks 100(4 posts)

Ozarks 100Nitsche
May 29, 2003 1:06 PM
Why are they charging so much to ride a century? $60-$70 is outrageous. I would expect a lot of ride pirates on that ride at that price. That is a new set of tires. I am not advocating pirating, but that is a rediculous charge. I was thinking about driving in for the 40 mile road race.
re: Ozarks 100jtolleson
May 29, 2003 1:20 PM
Does it include a jersey? I have ridden a couple of centuries that cost that much where a jersey was actually included in the registration fee. Otherwise, you are right; that's $25-$40 above market.
re: Ozarks 100Nitsche
May 29, 2003 1:25 PM
Yeah, that is really high considering the location. Don't get me wrong, that part of Missouri is beautiful and a challenge to ride, but there aren't a lot of other things to do in the Springfield area. I mean you can only see Bass Pro Shops so many times, eat Cashew Chicken, and I am way to young to go to Branson and catch Johnny Lee singing Lookin For Love at the Country Tonight Theatre. Does anyone know anything else about the road race?
What I knowvindicator
May 29, 2003 2:46 PM
This is the first year they've added a race, so it's kind of a wild card, but the entry fee does include a jersey, so it's not as high as it sounds (for what you get).

Of course, it's also a charity fund raiser, so you can expect to pay more than at a "regular" race.

I'll be riding it for the first time, but doing the century, not the race.

Dave