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Letter: Tour of Utah is clogging our roads
First Published Aug 12 2014 05:04 pm • Last Updated Aug 13 2014 11:41 am

I perused sportswriter Kurt Kragthorpe’s article about the Tour of Utah (bicycle race). He writes the "race has come a long ways." In my opinion the race should go a long ways — away from Utah’s scenic highways and byways. These riders aren’t enjoying the scenery. They are looking at the bike in front of them or the road 20 feet out. I am tired of getting caught up in and having to wait for bicycle races on Utah roads. Roads are funded by motor vehicle and fuel taxes, not bicycles. I want to travel and enjoy the scenery, not be bothered by waiting for bicyclists. If they want to race, they should fund a race track somewhere and race their hearts out, I would wish them well.

I also am very curious about who pays for all the Utah Highway Patrol officers I see closing roads and escorting these bicycles? The ambulance as well?

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Mike Eldredge


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