Joel Thompson and Nippy Feldhake have removed the late fee. If you were charged the $10 late fee or $5 for juniors then you will be refunded the late fee when you pick up your number. We are sorry for any ill feeling the late fee has caused and we hope you will pass the word on to your teammates. It was not our intention to upset anyone. We want to put on a high quality race. Putting on a race takes a lot of time and energy and there are many hidden cost one would not know if you have not been a race director.
Nippy has put on Mt. Graham for the past 9 years and has lost $300 to $600 8 of the 9 years. It is hard to make a profit on cycling races. The lost came out of his pocket. When Nippy were going over the fee I checked what the road race was going to charge but their web page was not up and running. I when off last year expenses i. e. jerseys, official fee, permits fees, port-a-johns, USA cycling fees, trophies, etc.
We understand the comments in the AZCycling forum and have taken it to heart. We hope this change will dissipate any ill feeling for Southwest Hand Cycling Team and foster good will. Please will come out and race this year or next year.
Signed Joel and Nippy