So much BS trying to defend the outlandish fee. The apologists must assume nobody has ever done a budget nor can they look up and notice how low the overhead for such an event is. Ragbrai is not non-profit, and you can bet anything you like that if they were somehow cutting it ‘close’ they would jack up the fee.
Some of the funds go to charity, or so they claim. However, there really is nothing to substantiate this aside from their word.
Though there is a simple solution for anyone who doesn’t like it. Just don’t pay it. Easy as that. The apologists may invent any lies they like why that would somehow be ‘bad’, but it’s just an invention of their imagination, nothing substantial. I don’t roll that way, but it is a valid option.
“blow peoples’ minds” hahahahaha, what a crook.