In mid October my dad is coming to visit me here in Denver and on his drive back to LA I plan on sending my art bike back with him. That means my friends who may be going are also under a bit of a deadline to get their bikes in order in advance of the mid October shipping date since I really don't feel like tracking down Craigslist bikes for them during my limited visits home.
Step 1 is to first confirm with my friends they know what they're signing up for, I'll be screening Beyond Black Rock (easily the best BM documentary I've seen) for a couple of them Friday.
Then to impress the vast size of the event and thus need for a bike I've prepared some graphics to illustrate the huge size of the event. When all else fails just overlay over a map of central Denver. Two of our three residences appear on this map, a third is past the edge.
That should get some asses in gear.