So the question is would you ever consider bandit riding? A particular organized ride has made me raise this question but I'm curious what circumstances would drive a typical cyclist to bandit ride. I've recently learned that the RAIN ride (Ride Across Indiana) is going to increase their price next year by $10. This is against the objection of their club members and even the organizing board, but the ride director has decided that "it hasn't been done in a while" and no one else should have a voice in the decision. Usually, I support this ride because it supports several charitable organizations around Bloomington, Indiana. The SAG on RAIN is usually mediocer anyhow and you have to pay for transportation back across the state, so an individual cost is usually $20-$50 on top of the registration fee. I've learned though that the ride is covering it's expenses and the club is left with more than $10,000 a year it has to give away for tax reasons. My real objection is that the only person who's forcing the price increase is profiting from the ride and for no apparent reason more than greed. Isn't that a conflict of interest? I've tried to decide how to protest unreasonable ride prices and the most passive thing I can think of is to bandit ride.