Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tour of Utah Coming To Ogden This August

Ogden, Utah - The best professional cyclists will gather in Ogden for the first and third stages of the 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on August 7 and 9, 2012. Ogden City will kick-off the UCI 2.1-sanctioned stage race with a 131.6-mile Stage One course, day activities for the community at the Geigerrig Lifestyle Expo and a Worldwide on 25 Celebration.  The Tour will return to Ogden again two days later for the start of Stage Three. Rolling and hard closures will be effective during the cycling event.
For the first time, Ogden will be the Overall Start host city for “America’s Toughest Stage RaceTM”. Ogden will again host Stage One with the race beginning downtown on Historic 25th Street on August 7 at 10:15 a.m. The route encompasses Ogden Canyon en route to Morgan County’s lush ranchlands, reservoirs and canyons as well as past two massive reservoirs. The peloton will crest the infamous Trapper’s Loop to cross the North Ogden Pass from the backside and sprint through downtown Ogden to the finish. The finish is expected between 3:30 - 4 p.m. (Please see below for detailed road closure information.)
During the day on August 7 the local organizing committee will host a series of activities for all ages including a mayoral community fun ride, bike jousting, a bike rodeo, a helmet giveaway for children and the GOAL Foundation Kid’s Zone activity area. That evening, the Historic 25th Street Association will host the Worldwide on 25 Celebration. Worldwide on 25 Celebration festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. with a parade of nations. Following the parade, Ogden restaurants and international dancers will fill the streets for an interactive culinary and performing art celebration.
Two days later on August 9, the elite cyclists will return to Ogden for the Stage Three start, presented by the University of Utah Health Care. The stage will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Ogden’s Junction area (in front of the Salomon Center) concluding in Salt Lake City. The route will travel through Huntsville and Morgan. Cyclists will climb the North Ogden divide for a second time in three days, pass Snowbasin Resort and East Canyon State Park. The finish line is located at the University of Utah’s Research Park. (Please see below for the detailed road closure information.)
Ogden Stage One and Three start sponsors include the GOAL Foundation, Marriott Ogden, Ogden City, ENVE and Quality Bicycle Products.
For additional information specific to the Team Presentation, Stage One and Three starts in Ogden visit For overall Tour information visit
The Tour of Utah continues to be free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique pro sports in the world today. More information about the Tour of Utah and its partners can be found by visiting, with updates on Facebook (Tour of Utah) and Twitter (@thetourofutah). Follow the Utah Sports Commission on Twitter (@stateofsport).
About the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a six-day, professional bicycle stage race along the Rocky Mountain's Wasatch Range. Known as "America's Toughest Stage RaceTM," it covers 545 miles of racing through some of Utah's most beautiful and challenging terrain. Now in its eighth year, the Tour of Utah is scheduled to take place August 7-12 as a UCI 2.1-sanctioned stage race for the best professional cyclists in the world. The event is owned and operated by the Utah Cycling Partnership. Larry H. Miller Group of Companies continues as the title sponsor.
Stage 1 Road closure and rolling closure information
Effective: August 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Start on 25th St. and Kiesel > Left on Monroe Blvd > Right on 20th Monroe > Left on Valley > Right on Canyon Rd. (SR 39) > Right on SR 167 > Left on Old Highway Rd > Right on SR 66 > Left on SR 65> Right on Main St. > Left on East Henefer Rd. > Left 1900 North > Right West Henefer Rd > Right SR 65 > Left Morgan Valley Dr. > Right 4300 North > Left Old Highway Rd. > Right SR 167 > Right SR 39 > Left on 7800 East > Right on 5500 East > Left on 5500 East > Stay right as road bends right > Left on 4100 North > Left on1050 East > Left on 2600 North > Left on Monroe Blvd. > Right on 1100 North > Left on Monroe Blvd. > Right on 26th Street > Right on Lincoln Ave. > Right on 25th St. Finishing on Kiesel Ave.  
Stage 3 Road closure and rolling closure information
Effective: August 9 from noon until 3 p.m.
Start on 23rd and Washington Blvd. > Left on Monroe > Right on 1100 North > Left on Mountain Rd. > Left on 2600 North > Right on 2600 North > Right on 1050 East > Stay right as the road bends > Right on 1050 East > Right on 3500 East > Stay left as the road bends left > Right on 5500 East > Left on 1900 North > Stay right as road bends > Right 2295 on North > Left on SR 167 (Trappers Loop) > Left on Old Highway Rd > Right on North State St. > Right on SR 65 > Right on Emigration Canyon Rd. > Left on Emigration Canyon Rd. > Right on Arapeen Dr. finishing at University of Utah Research Park.

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