We are receiving many comments about the quality of MTB race/events organizing many which are not too complimentary - which leads us to explore what your (our riders out there) is on the topic. Currently we have an abundance of event organizers (e.g. Bout Time; Racetec; Performance Sport; Finish Time to name a few) who all have their own special events or repeat events. Strangely, comments are received covering a wide area of all these events and thus it seems as if we have room for improvement. Some of the comments are: Event costs are out of lineBenefits of the cost is not visible (e.g. limited goody bags; no medals etc)Event communication and information poorTiming poor and not liveInexperienced personnel at events (marshals etc.)Now, if everybody was perfectly happy, the above comments will never be hear and cycling will be an even happier place. However, if these comments are relevant are event organizers evaluating their own performance? And if so, how? Or is a simple question of economics and business - "get more spend less"...? So, what are the Mountain Bikers and other cyclists saying? Do we need to shape up in this area?