One of the things I’ve noticed around the stadiums is how MOST of the bikes locked up during the games are only using a cable lock. I even saw four bikes at the Pitt game locked as a group by using one very thin cable and a cheap combo lock.
I hate when ANY bike is stolen, but if a noob has a bike stolen they may never decide to use a bike as transportation ever again – a double loss!
How much longer until the Pirates take the next step and start hosting bike themed promotion nights?
There is some sense to this. I wonder how many people don’t go to Pirate games primarily because of traffic jams and the cost of parking. If they could instead promote the idea of parking four miles away for free, and biking down and tying up at a rack for free, without any traffic or parking holdup to speak of, then it would be money in their pocket.
Pay a little overhead for a bike valet, and suddenly their attendance goes up. The $20 they’re now spending on parking is $20 not spent on stuff inside the stadium. That $20 overhead is keeping others from even showing up. How many is that? 50 attendees? 200? Hey guys in the front office, you’re missing the boat.
Get them to buy into that idea, and it benefits everyone.
My spouse person was walking through the park today and overheard an announcement on the PA system: Both motorcycle and bike helmets are *not* permitted.
This seems to be a step backwards. I’m going to email Mr DuPra to see
A: why this conflicts with info on the website and
B: WHY?!? Seriously, WHY?
I have taken to mounting lights on the helmet that are a pain to remove and replace every game, UGH.
I’m encountering some resistance and confusion. I had 4 gate security guys conferencing around my helmet yesterday. So silly.
“Hello again Mr DaPra,
Unfortunately, the announcements seem to be confusing the gate attendants, the ‘No bike helmets’ announcements are still being broadcast as of yesterday’s afternoon game and I get resistance at gate security. Thankfully, each time there’s been at least one employee who is aware that the announcements are erroneous and is willing to correct the employees who insist that the helmets aren’t permitted.