BVC-CHAT rides on Saturday versus Sunday
Jean Marie Linhart
jeanmarie at brazoscyclists.org
Thu Jan 19 11:56:53 CST 2006
> Why are more cycling events not held on Saturdays rather than Sundays?
This has been an issue with certain people for a very long time in many
athletic events. Go see _Chariots of Fire_ if you need a reminder!
I can't speak for most rides, but the Hill Hopper is an MS Society official
training ride. There are a limited number of weekends (Saturday/Sunday)
available between January and April. The bigger, older rides get to pick
what day they want first. For newer and smaller rides like ours, we are
grateful to be an official training ride (to begin with) and hope to
establish a reputation of quality and consistency that will give
us bargaining power for picking our day as we get more established.
Even so -- I think a higher priority than Saturday vs. Sunday for us
would be getting a slot in mid-to-late March rather than in late Feb.
I've done both Saturday and Sunday rides, and I can't see any measurable
difference in attendance between the two days. So I'd guess as many people
have Saturday committments as Sunday.
You may note that BVC's big group ride is scheduled for Saturday rather than
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