Monday, June 14, 2010

Trend or Coincidence?

This year the Washington County Bicycle Club is trying something new: the Adventure Ride Series. These five events average 60 miles, making them nearly double the length of the standard club ride and almost triple the length of a typical club ride’s short option. The two most recent adventure rides gave the club its best attendance figures so far this season, numbers bolstered by guest riders. Are people drawn to these events because the higher mileage and sometimes harder terrain makes them more interesting than the club’s other offerings? It may be too early to tell, but it bears watching. There are two more adventure rides on this year’s schedule. If they also prove successful, then it’s a good bet the series will expand for 2011. I can imagine some of these rides becoming annual favorites.

No comments:

Post a Comment