Lake Superior Tour
Registered Riders 2011
April 27, 2011 -
Bad news. The 2011 Lake Superior Circle Tour is cancelled.
It seems like the price of gas ($6/gal
in Canada right now, and $4/gal here) has killed us. We only
have 9 registrations and thatís not anywhere even close to my
break-even point so Iíve decided to cancel this year. But, I
believe some, if not most, of the other riders who were going
have decided to go anyway. I've held off for some time hoping
that something would change but I'm now resigned to the fact
that I have to cancel this year's tour.
sending out refunds in the next couple of days. I feel
absolutely terrible that I have to cancel, but there is no way I
can absorb the thousands of dollars that it takes to put this
on. In November, December and January I was getting maybe a
dozen inquiries a week, which is more than weíve ever gotten
that early in the season. Then in February, when the gas prices
started to rise, it was like someone turning off the faucet and
I only got a few a month. Since the beginning of February Iíve
only gotten three registrations.
For those of you thinking, "If only
I'd sent mine in instead of waiting till the last opportunity"
and beating yourself up for it, do know that the break-even
point is around 30 participants and we are not even close to
that. I do know that Mark Kowal's group of four people are still
making the tour and he has said that he'd love to have others to
ride with. Anyone who is interested in still going can contact
I will forward your e-mail address to Mark. John Cowan, who I
believe has gone every year, may also still go, so he may be an
excellent resource about the route for those still going.
I do have
some T-shirts left from last year (undated) and if anyone is
interested shoot me an e-mail.
Again, I am crushed and so sorry to
have to cancel the tour.
Head Rally & Lake Superior Circle Tour