2012 - Deer Creek Challenge

Event Information
The Deer Creek Challenge is located approximately 20 miles outside Denver, with a scenic start/finish located at the Johns Manville facility on the corner of West Ute Avenue and West Toller Drive.

Defy the canyon and meet the challenge on your choice of 100-mile, 89-mile, 62-mile or 33-mile courses. Courses are non-competitive and are not timed.

- Voted "Colorado's Best Cycling Event"
- Limited vehicle traffic for safer cycling
- Thoroughly stocked aid stations with bike racks every 10 - 14 miles
- High-quality foods, beverages and energy resupply products
- SAG and technical support throughout the course
- Post-ride party with barbecue, free massages and free beer

All courses have limited capacity and will cap out.

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72 Comments

you're kidding, right???

you're whining online about not getting a check yet, 4 days before the day the guy says he'll finish mailing them and you think I need to get a life???

you need to get a sense of perspective...

DCC thieves

As of today, no refund checks..I have been keeping up w/these clowns via their FB page, and have submitted complaints to CO AG's and received my letter back from the AG stating they need more complaints filled out to justify "looking into it"...I have put up the AG's direct link to fill out a web submission to complain. Please take the time to fill out a complaint, and let's take care of these thieves! No refund check yet, and even though 2 more days till the 31st, I KNOW OF NO ONE THAT HAS RECEIVED ONE YET! I am waiting for another
"unforeseen circumstance" disclaimer to come out as to why our checks have not arrived! stay tuned!!!

BBB response 10/29/12

10/29 UPDATE: today I received in the mail a letter from the BBB (I assume this is a follow up from 9 news complaint I filed). Their response to the BBB's inquiry is now, " VIKI WAS NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL (not true) ON OCT. 18TH THAT SHE WILL RECEIVED A REFUND CHECK VIA US MAIL PRIOR TO NOV. 1, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ummm, the 2013 is either a typo, or they have totally lost their minds!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets see, I paid $134.13 (incl. of active.com's fee) in feb.2012 and I am supposed to wait till Nov. 1, 2013 for my refund check, DOES THAT INCLUDE INTEREST????? THIS IS TOTAL BS!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE EVERYONE, FILE A COMPLAINT! anyone else getting responses to complaints? contact me at mtbikeviki@yahoo.com to get a class action or other suit going!!!!!

long awaited 10-31 day!

well, as I suspected oct. 31st is today, and surprise, surprise, no refund! I am shocked that a man as honorable as Mr. Downing would not come through on his word, AGAIN!!! that was sarcasm folks! No surprise here! My BBB response from them is now pay day is nov.1 2013!!!!!!!

Be interested to see what the next pay date is......I thought stealing was illegal?

Refund checks from DCC - anyone get one yet???

from their own post on October 18:

We will begin issuing refund checks to all 2012 Deer Creek Challenge registrants immediately and we'll complete the process no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Has anyone received a refund check yet ???? or is this just another lie from Pat Downing?

Refund checks from DCC - anyone get one yet???

from their own post on October 18:

We will begin issuing refund checks to all 2012 Deer Creek Challenge registrants immediately and we'll complete the process no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Has anyone received a refund check yet ???? or is this just another lie from Pat Downing?

$$$ in the mail....

hang on everyone, I picked up my certified mail check this morning from my post office, $125.00!!! I ran to the bank to deposit it before it turned into rubber....not sure why they felt they needed to spend $4.10 to send it certified mail, but whatever,
THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GOT THE REFUND, good luck everyone!

Not so fast

I don't think P Downing ever set out to cheat anyone. I think he just found himself the victim of an ever-downward spiral of really stupid decisions and even more stupid public announcements regarding those decisions.

Makes you wonder if you just don't have to be all that smart to be an event promoter?

DCC Checks Received - An unfortunate mess

Received both of our refund checks (2 registered riders) - strangely one was sent Registered and the other not.

First - thanks to Downing for reversing the prior approach and agreeing to issue refunds. I hope that they recover from the ham-fisted handling of this mess, and that their other events don't feel too much impact.

I think Slim is probably right - a series of events that dominoed and were compounded by bad messaging. Personally, I would probably sign up for another Downing event, knowing that they (eventually) did the right thing and hopefuly learned better communication and event management.

While this is a local forum, the Facebook page comments pointed out that lots of folks from out of state were impacted even more than us locals - with several paying to travel from out of state for a big challenge. Hope those folks will come for another of our challenging rides.

Now if the Gran Fondo Vail folks could figure out how to get our Vail (not San Diego) jersies through customs some time this year......

check reimbursement

As of today (11/23) I have not received my reimbursement check from the ride. My friend did so I think mine may have been lost in the mail. Could you please respond to me and let me know if a check has been issued as soon as possible. I don't know how to reach anyone associated with the ride.

Brenda Flomenhaft
brenflo@hotmail.com

DCC Refund

As of 11/26/12 no refund received and no responses to any emails I have sent. I know snail mail is slow, but if they were issues 10/31/12....

Anyone have a clue as to next steps we need to take to get reimbursed?

No refund

This fiasco reflects negatively on all bike events but especially those in Colorado. I've received no refund or communication as of 12/1/2012. I've also tried to contact them through their former site with no reply. Resident of New Mexico.

Deer Creek Challenge

My husband and a few of his office mates signed up for this and not one of them have received their refund as of December 11th. Emails have been sent, no response. I am about to get my lawyer involved.

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