I wrote to the organizers afterwards and did receive a response. They blamed the lack of sufficient food on the attendees. Here’s their response:
... [W]e appreciate your comments, and am very sorry you weren't able to experience the food at Tour de Peaks. Unfortunately we not only underestimated the number of participants ( last year we had 340; this year 567 ), but also the huge appetites of the people who did eat. I heard stories of riders taking huge portions and three or four trips down the line. We are trying to come up with a solution for next year.
We will also better ride support next year, and our start/finish location will be different in 2007. As soon as we have the new venue confirmed we will post it on our website and send out emails to all previous riders. Keep checking back starting the first of the year.
Thanks again for riding and for taking the time to send us your thoughts, as so many other riders wrote to say how much they enjoyed it. We do appreciate your efforts and hope you will come see what Tour de Peaks has in store for you next year!
We’re looking forward to the “Seattle Century” this year.