Hi there bike racer. I suppose you are wondering why the 2023 edition of the Myself Standish Road Race was cancelled. There were a number of factors. The biggest factor though was money. The race has become more and more costly to produce over the years.
The park fee’s, requirements by the DCR that State police are hired to man each of the nine intersection, ambulance, USAC fee’s, cost of officials, and more had pushed the event to the brink. Low early registration was putting too much pressure on the already tight budget and the possibility of a poor weather forecast hampering last minute and day-of reg, the decision to cancel this year’s race was made. As an event that is supported almost entirely by rider registration, the risk-reward ration was not able to support the race this year.