*SOME PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO VOLUNTEER HAVE NOT RECEIVED A WHEN AND WHERE FROM THE TOUR ORGANIZERS. IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING THE SIGNUP WILL BE AT 11:30 a.m. AT THE LDS CHURCH BUILDING OFF OF CANYON ROAD ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BYU FOOTBALL STADIUM IN PROVO. *
If you have been reading BikeProvo for the last month or so you will notice we have had a great many posts about the Tour of Utah. This is because the Tour of Utah is a big deal for our wonderful little city and we want to have as much support as possible for the event and these great athletes. Even if you are not a spandex fan, or a sports fan in general, it is pretty cool to see someone in person going 30+ mph up 900E. Today is the last day to sign up as a volunteer so if you are able to give a few hours to the Tour click here and sign up. We may have a follow up post sometime today with a little more information for volunteers so pop in once or twice today just in case.
We would also like to remind everyone out there that there are going to be some road closers as a result of the race. The closers will start at about 1:30pm. Here is the information straight from the Mayors blog;
The ride will pass by the Shops at Riverwoods, but end in the business park. The ride enters southeast Provo on South State Street, heads north, picks up 900 East crosses Center Street and rounds the corner just past the MTC and heads west down 2230 North. A sharp turn north on University Avenue headed to 4800 North, another sharp turn west, across the Provo River and a spring to the finish on 300 West in front of Vivint. We welcome all to watch and cheer along the parade route. We anticipate the peleton entering into Provo about 1:30, at which point the entire route will be closed down. There will be some limited east/west cross over but the route will be essentially closed to north south traffic along the route. Once the riders and support cars pass, there will be a rolling opening, very similar to a presidential motorcade.
We hope you can all make it out for this great event. Even if all you do is step outside your house and cheer the riders as they go past.