Hey EZ, the wife and me really enjoy your blog and are planning on coming down to South Florida, just in time for the annual Kids In Distress Inlet Ride Event. We are wondering if you will be participating in the event? Signed Eric & Julie
Hello Eric & Julie, thanks for your nice email. The Kids In Distress Inlet Challenge event (Sunday, December 4, 2011) is a good event, which I have participated in, a few times. SADLEY, I’m probably not going to be able to do this event this year; as I’m committing my $$$ to doing Sebring next year. The other reason is the minimum donation amount ($100.00) required to participate, along with the $45.00 registration fee. In this present day and time; I honestly don’t have an abundance of friends that could spare any kind of $ donation. Now if the event allowed a minimum of $25 or maybe $50.00; I would gladly pull that out of my pocket, to do the event. Event fund raisers are a good thing; but I believe they need to seriously understand how really TIGHT $$$ is these days, all the people out of work and the sheer costs of things going up all the time. It would be really nice if they could make the events more donation friendly; which would result in more cyclist participation and still a decent $$$ generated.