I would rather spend my money locally on the ride. It’s the host towns that put up with the hordes and I would like to give back by buying my food and drink from town-associated vendors. But how to know which vendors are “local”?
Don’t get me wrong – I am still going to buy burritos from Jose’s Taco truck because they are world class good, but when I roll into a meeting town it would be awesome to know that something like “green flags” means “local”. The big guys will do fine on the overnight towns..I want my money to go where it’s needed and most deserved..the local organizations that did the heavy lifting for the day. Help me ID the local groups and I promise that is where I will be spending most of my $60 every day.