How Race Venues are Lost – Racers Please Read Thursday, May 15, 2003
Riders need to remember that they are guests within the community they are racing in. The residents have agreed to let you inconvenience them by using their streets and other facilities for the day. Is this how we offer thanks? How will we ever promote our sport when we continue to be disrespectful to our neighbors. – Diane Fortini
This is a letter that was sent to the promoter of the Sterling Road Race. It would be a shame if this race was lost due to this kind of behavior. Chris Kadlick and the Minuteman Road Club did a great job putting on this race.
Dear Mr. Kadlick.
I’m sorry to have to report that after two successful years
of helping out the Road Club with its parking problem, last
Saturday was a disaster.
Throughout the day, bikers urinated in every area of the church
property. I’m sure they were all aware that this is against the law.
Considering that they were on church property with Sisters of St. Joseph
and children in the vicinity, it doesn’t say very much for your club members.
Our agreement was that racers would vacate the parking lot by
3:30pm, 4:00pm at the latest.
I came into Mass at 4:55pm and the bikers were riding through the midst
of parishioners trying to have a conversation and blocking older folks
trying to park nearer the handicap ramp.
All we asked is for your club members’ cooperation and consideration.
Our fee is due.