LETTERS: Office window view didn’t do justice to impact of bike races

To Ozaukee Press:

“Small minority” is not a correct measurement while viewing through a window.

That’s the term Dr. Harry Schaumburg used in his letter to the editor in last week’s Ozaukee Press to suggest that few people benefitted from the Race the Harbor bicycle races in downtown Port Washington.

I read the letter with astonishment, and I for one hope there will be many future events like this that positively promote Port Washington.

Dr. Schaumburg admitted he based his judgment on a view of the races through a window of his office building.

To someone who actually watched the races and walked along the course, it was clear that local businesses fared very well as result of the event.

Whether it was popcorn, pizza, wings, beverages or other offerings, downtown businesses were busy during these exciting races.

And the racers I spoke with said they were looking forward to returning to Port Washington next year.

I commend the promoters and many volunteers who made this event possible.

I also thank the businesses that supported the event.

This was the first year the races were held downtown, and I expect next year’s event will be even better.

Maybe Dr. Schaumburg will step outside to get a better view of those races and see what this event is all about.
Grant Smith
Port Washington



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