I am a huge supporter of Graffiti week and recently picked up a flyer for the events. I noticed that the Flatheads are going to charge $20 per car for the cruise. We have participated in the cruise for 15 of the last 16 years, as well as promoting it to out-of-towners. We will not be cruising Roseburg this year because of this fee.
I have heard that the fee increase is because they "don't want so many cruisers." But isn't that the point of the event? Won't this hurt businesses as well, not having as many cars? And what about the spectators? Will they be able to enjoy the same quality they have come to expect?
Everyone I have talked to has the same concerns, and I have not talked to anyone who wants to participate in the cruise this year. Most say they are going to Winston or Sutherlin, where there is no charge. I hope the Flatheads know what they are doing. I, for one, am very disappointed.