I used to like registering in person on the Thursday or the Friday before the Ride. This gave me a chance to visit the School, and to look over all of the Silent Auction goodies. This year I notice that some changes are planned. Why the new approach?
Put simply, we thought your visit to the School should be more fun. Wouldn't it be better if there was food and music to go along with walk-in registration? We thought so. So we're making it a celebration. We have contacted some fine restaurants and we have conscripted some excellent musicians and we're laying out the welcome mat right now. We're making the Silent Auction more fun and exciting, too. No more waiting until Saturday afternoon to see if you've won. Instead, we're accepting bids throughout the evening Thursday, then we'll close the bidding, and we'll distribute the goodies right there.
This will be a Thursday evening event only. Unlike years past, the School will not be open Friday for registration. This will give the staff some rest the evening before the Ride.
We hope you like our new approach. And we hope you'll come and bring your friends.