Is it me or has bike racing gotten really expensive?
It looks like your standard XC race is still about $25-$35, but anything longer seems to be astronomical.
I skipped doing a road race with my team because it was $80 and I didn't want to use up that much of the budget on a secondary interest.
Well it looks like if I want to do any longer format races I better get ready to sell some blood.
Hampshire 100 = $100
Pat's Peak is $80-$140 depending on how many hours you choose to race.
Darkhorse 40 is $75
and VT50 is $125
Iron Cross is a veritable bargain at only $60.
It seems the dollar goes further in PA as there are some 50 milers there for only $60 as well.
Is it just what the market will bare, or does it really cost that much more to run these longer events?
I'm off to roll pennies and collect some cans.