Logan will once again kick-start Tour of Utah

It was an exciting time in Logan two years ago when the world-class Tour of Utah bicycle race had its overall start in Cache Valley. Logan Mayor Craig Petersen announced some time ago that Logan might be participating this year, probably with one or two events.

On Tuesday, Petersen told the Cache County Council what he had learned for sure a few days ago: Logan will once again be the start for <a href=”https://www.tourofutah.com/” target=”_blank”>Tour of Utah</a>.

He asked the county for $25,000 in unallocated RAPZ Tax money to help fund the celebration and received unanimous support.

The mayor said the start date for Tour of Utah will be Monday, July 31st. He said the <a href=”https://www.tourofutah.com/stages” target=”_blank”>starting route</a> will be the same as before.

“They’ll go up Logan Canyon, around Bear Lake and come back,” Petersen told the council. “It is a very, very strenuous route. It is one of the longest legs of the race, about 130 miles.

“What really bothered me last time when this happened was the weather, it was bad enough and cut our crowds. But the other thing was, first of all we’ll have a full hour on KJZZ featuring Logan and will go on Fox Sports worldwide, what should have happened is having helicopters up showcasing Logan and Logan Canyon. They couldn’t put the helicopters up.”

He said hopefully the weather will be better this year although thousands of people turned out in 2015, in spite of the downpour.

The second stage will begin in Brigham City on Tuesday, August 1st and go to Snowbasin Resort.

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