Here are some Triple Bypass Alternatives!
I had a feeling this was going to happen and thats why we have been reminding our readers about the Triple Bypass registration. Here is a story from the Westword.
Want to ride in this year's Triple Bypass? Well, you likely can't.
Registration for the 120-mile bicycle ride from Evergreen to Avon -- and over three mountain passes -- sold out yesterday in under one hour. That's record time; in 2008, the 3,500 slots were snapped up in eleven days. Last year, it took just 44 hours.
Check out some of the comments folks have left on active.com
I am upset at the registration process. I was unable to be at a computer at 12:00 on the dot (when registration opened). I am upset with the whole scalping process and I don't want to fight to pay 2X the ticket price 3-4 weeks before the event.
I too feel cheated. I paid for the team registration with the expectation of getting into the event. It's like I bought a gift card to a store, only to find out that the store was out of merchandise. Very disappointing.
(Team Evergreen, which sponsors the ride) did a horrible job with this. They knew it would go fast and yet they set it up in a way to encourage the scalpers on craigslist. They even moved the date to noon in the middle of a work week to make it particularly difficult for anyone who has to work at that time. They will warn you that riding the route without a wrist band can get you arrested. What garbage.
I am so bummed. We had planned our family trip and already arranged a nanny and travel (from NY) for the event. I was not able to register either. I do hope that the reg process will be reviewed. BTW- these are public roads- anyone can ride the course- right? I will do self-support and ride on the roads that I pay for in my taxes.
sold out in 35 minutes. i'm getting my membership $$ back. this is crap.