White Heart (WH)
You: Question...when is the Ride to the Flags IX?
WH: Sunday, September 11th
You: What time does check in start?
You: I can't read military time.
WH: Dude, it's just 7:30am
You: That's earlier than last year.
WH: Because you were wicked late last year.
You: What is new this year?
WH: Top 10 fundraisers get VIP access. Which basically amounts to free beer and food. Which is worth it, amirite? We made a few smaller tweaks to the program.
You: Cool. How do I register?
WH: Go to the "Register" tab at the top of the page and click "Registration Page"
You: When I did that, it created a personal fundraising page for me. Do I have to raise funds?
WH: You don't HAVE to, but we'd sure like you to try. Even if you ask a couple family members and a co-worker, that helps our fundraising efforts tremendously.
You: Is this only a motorcycle event - my brother has a Kia Optima but wants to take part.
WH: The ride is only for motorcycles.
You: But it's a sweet Kia with an American Flag paint job.
WH: Yeah. Still no.
You: Can he come to the rally?
WH: Yes. Parking at Pepperdine University and the adjacent lot across Malibu Canyon Rd. Entry to the rally for someone not participating in the Ride to the Flags is $20.
You: Can trikes come?
You: What about scooters?
WH: I mean....ok, fine. Actually, yeah, do it. That's hilarious.
You: Can I still register at the check-in if I didn't preregister?
WH: Yes. But pre-registering makes our lives much easier. So please do that.
You: Will I still get my patch and tshirt?
WH: Maybe. We guarantee items for people who preregister. If we have any items left over after setting aside items for those that prereg - you could get one. We're printing 650 patches. Once we're out, we're out. Patches will not be for sale at the rally. We ran out of tshirts last year and a lot of people didn't get them because they didn't preregister.
You: That sucks.
WH: YOU suck for not preregistering.
You: Well, that was unnecessary.
WH: Not preregistering is unnecessary.
You: Look, is this how the rest of this conversation is going to be?
You: Can I still purchase those items?
WH: Everything but the patch, assuming we have some left over.
You: What form of payments do you take?
WH: Cash, card, check. Cash is king. Bitcoin would be cool but we have no idea how to accept that. And if you write a check we'll all laugh at you.
You: When is the rally?
WH: From noon-4pm, technically. Most bikers are gone by 230 or 3. But you can stay until we kick you out.
You: What is the cost to enter for people that don't do the ride?
WH: $20 per person.
You: What comes with that $20?
WH: A smile. It helps support the foundation and LCpl. Getscher.
You: When I think of more questions, I'll ask.
WH: Sounds good.