The most head scratching sight was at the corner of Cleveland and Rye Beach Roads in Huron. Because part of the intersection is in Huron there was a Huron's finest directing something. Since the intersection is in Erie County there was also a deputy directing something else. But because it also is SR-6, the OSP was overseeing the whole operation I guess. More flashing lights than a Chinese circus.
All the area agencies provide traffic control resources cooperatively - Castalia police assisted even though no part of the course goes near Castalia.
Absolutely, I was by there around 10 AM and I thought someone had robbed the Shell station with all the police equipment and personnel. Huron police and sheriff were out and about and the OSP trooper was sitting in his cruiser. I guess he was monitoring the radio. I went on toward Norwalk and there was not an intersection that there was not an Erie County Sheriff cruiser with engine and lights running.
My comment was sure glad Cedar Point pays so much in taxes for all this is costing we taxpayers.
My wife had the best comment. She waid hmmmm with all this law enforcement presence I can't believe the US Border Patrol has missed this party. Said you see them everywhere and seemingly with little to do other than drive around and sit in the median turn around areas burning up fuel and time.
Do your researchGardenman. Cedar Point/Rev 3 paid off duty officers to work. This was a great event that brought people from all over the world to our area.
I am glad you updated me and I am sure others who did not know that. I hope you will bring it to the attention of the newspapers and other news media in 2014 that all public services directrly supporting this event are paid for in total by Cedar Point. I think its an important point to be made.
I am counting you next year doing this for Cedar Point and parent compahy Cedar Fair Corp.
I don't understand some of you people and the way you think. All officer are contracted out for all extra jobs why would you even think other wise!!!!
So when you see officer sitting at McDonalds after a home game you just think our tax pay that??? Oh my Lord people.
I have read numerous times in the SR about Perkins officers getting paid from businesses to do security for them. Its not up to the SR to keep you all informed about everything, its your job as a tax payer to look it up, make a phone call or even try to make a public meeting.
I get so tired of people bashing everything before they get the facts, this is the most negitive community ever.
Even if all those cruiser were sitting there at the gas station with lights on and there was a robbery...thank you officers for doing your job keeping us safe!!!
People figure out how to put a little happiness in your life, please!
Amen Don't worry. You have to be living under a rock somewhere not to know that all such details are billed to the event sponsors. By the way, it's Rev3, not Cedar Point, paying those bills.
I do call it the cedar point rev 3 but you are correct rev 3 pays the officers.
Great job to all who participated. I did enjoy watching these incredible athletes run and bike through our streets. They put so much hard work into training. Thank you to all volunteers, police and fire for keeping these athletes safe. Looking forward to next year.
One small negative to add. It's disappointing to stand along the bike course and see people blatantly drafting - most of them, from their bikes, appear to be first timers. With all the preparation that it takes for a race like this, another ten minutes to read the rules wouldn't be that hard.
Its really wonderful to see how many of our local fire and policeman are starting to get in shape keep up the great work first responders.
Great event for the local area, and a great way for participants to tour parts of Erie County. Hopefully it continues to grow!
A great big thank you to Cedar Point for providing such a great venue for the REV3 once again. The event went off without a hitch despite northerly winds which prohibited a lake swim. Cedar Point proved they are a world class organization. Thanks to Lee and Rob and Will and Melissa for the encouragement at the swim start!
This event has helped promote a healthy life style and life style changes for MANY people in our area. The more healthy we are, the longer we get to enjoy our family! Thanks to Rev3 & Cedar Point for an another incredible weekend. It was GREATLY enjoyed. Thanks to all the volunteers and Law Enforcement for keeping us safe on the course and smiling while you did it! We have an awesome community.
We appreciate how much care the citizens take in Erie County. This is our best race in our 9 race series because of the people of this community. Rev3 is an organization that puts these events on and Cedar Point is our host as much as Sandusky, Huron, and Erie County. Rev3 pays the police for the safety of the competitors and the residents. We go above and beyond to make this the best and safest event possible. We donate $10,000 to local non-profit groups that come out to volunteer. The economic impact of this event is over $1,000,000 benefit the community. From hotel stays, restaurants, retailers, service providers, rental companies, and many more. Unfortunately, the media coverage is really poor and it really deserves more attention for what this event brings to the community. We will be back next year and hopefully many years to come....always the weekend after Labor Day. See you next year!!! Eric, Race Director
Can you tell us how many athletes competed in the REV3 over the weekend. I was one and can say with out any reservations it was a world class event and I hope and pray you DO come back next year. I have a friend who trained all summer for the full distance only to be diagnosed Saturday morning with an upper respiratory infection that prevented him from competing!
According to race staff the day of the event, about 300 did the full and 800 did the half.
How many volunteers did you get? It would be nice to know how many of our neighbors gave their time...all contributing to a successful event. It was well run this year, good job!
Cheers to Rev3 for organizing a wonderful event and making the safety of it's participants a top priority. Cheers to local law enforcement agencies for working together to ensure the safety of those involved. JEERS to the Sandusky Register for not sending a photographer or reporter to publicize any of the triathlon. What an amazing opportunity it would have been to report the positive effects this event had on the economy and community. I am ashamed that there was nothing reported regarding the local firefighter from Perkins Township who finished up the triathlon in his turnout gear to benefit the National Firefighters Endowment. Cheers are definitely in order for him, as well!
Dougall33, did you see the front page of Monday's Sandusky Register? We had a picture of Perkins firefighter Brian Hackenburg as well as others cheering on other runners. Brian also has a blog at our firelandsintraining.com site HERE. We also had a photographer at the family rev on Saturday as well. And we are still working on a story about the economical impact the event had on our area. The numbers are still coming in and Brian is currently writing a new blog post about his experience. We'll take the jeers when we miss something, but it wasn't the case here.
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