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Monday, August 06, 2012

Tour of Utah Bike Race Begins In Northern Utah

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah bicycle race begins tomorrow (Aug 7). It is billed as the "America's Toughest State Race" and it has grown into a large event. It runs through Aug 12 and it will affect traffic in Ogden, Park City, Snowbird, Lehi, Miller Motorsports Park, and points in between.

Many people enjoy watching the racers from key spots along the route.The official tour website has detailed information about the race and route. Here are excerpts pulled from the race site:
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah has grown from a respected, amateur cycling race in to one of only four internationally-sanctioned, multi-stage, American pro cycling events in 2012. Boasting 545 miles of racing and 38,500 feet of elevation gain, the Tour showcases some of the most beautiful and challenging cycling terrain in North America.

The Tour of Utah is the world’s first major professional stage race that follows the Tour de France and the 2012 Olympic Games. Many athletes who will have competed in these two pinnacle events will travel to Utah in August for our race. The Tour of Utah is free to all spectators and easily accessible to anyone who wants to catch the spirit of professional cycling. Browse the site for more information on our history, cycling terms and basics.

The calendar of events details some great places to view the race, along with key events and special activities, including the KJZZ Team Presentation Ceremony, Lifestyle Expo presented by Geigerrig and Autograph Alley. There is also a comprehensive array of experience packages for insider access, plus a lot of opportunities for true-blue cycling fans to volunteer and actually help out with the logistics of the race.

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