Tour of Utah Road Closures in Ogden Valley
Ogden Valley, Utah (July 17, 2017) – Top cycling teams from all over the world will cross the second stage finish line of the 2017 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah at Snowbasin Resort on August 1. As a public service to residents in Ogden Canyon and Ogden Valley, text message updates are available for events impacting those areas. Stay on top of road closures, traffic delays, alternate routes and more by texting “OGDENEVENTS” to 25827. Message and data rates may applRacers will start Stage 2 in Downtown Brigham City at 9:45 am. The route will start with a Category 3 climb up Sardine Canyon, then circumnavigates the Wellsville Mountain, a part of the Wasatch that is said to be the steepest mountain range in North America. Races will then boomerang back to Brigham City and can catch their breath while enjoying Box Elder County’s lush farmland and scenic ride on the famous Fruit Highway (Hwy 89) before entering Weber County. Unlike the relatively gentle ride found earlier, Weber County features a 10% average gradient as racers make their way up the North Ogden Divide. The racers will have a moment of ease as the road flattens out around Pineview Reservoir, but will quickly find themselves racing up Old Snowbasin Road to complete the first mountaintop finish of this year’s Tour at Snowbasin Resort. The top finishers are expected to arrive between 1:30-1:45 p.m.
Stage 2 Road closure and rolling closure information in Weber County
Effective: August 1 from 4 a.m. until 2 p.m.
• After passing through Brigham City a second time on Main Street (Highway 13) for a Utah Sports Commission Sprint line (11:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.), the race will continue southbound on SR 30/ SR 38.
• The race will proceed for 12.5 miles to merge onto US 89 at Pleasant View, passing through this area between Noon to 12:45 p.m.
• The race will use 600 West and Weber High Drive to cross the North Ogden Divide for the second Utah Office of Tourism KOM climb. Expect delays along N. Ogden Canyon Road between Noon to 1 p.m.
• The race will use N. 5500 East and E 1900 North to pass through Eden between 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.
• The race will use 7800 East to pass on the east side of Pineview Reservoir and Huntsville between 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.
• The race will follow State Route 39 to access Old Snowbasin Road and make the final seven-mile climb to Snowbasin Resort.
• The finish line is located at 3925 Snow Basin Road. Spectator traffic should use State Route 167 to access Harmons Healthy Living Expo, VIP Hospitality and other finish line activities at Snowbasin Resort.
Special Notice for Motorists
• No passing is permitted by any motor vehicle along the road being used by the professional cyclists or authorized race caravan vehicles. Traffic is allowed to follow behind the race, but only at race speed.
• If you are traveling toward the race (in the opposite direction of the race), the Utah Highway Patrol will control all traffic at certain intersections, treating this as a rolling road closure.
For additional information specific to Stage 2 in Ogden visit www.visitogden.com/tour-of-utah.com.
For overall Tour information visit www.tourofutah.com.
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 www.tourofutah.com, 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, referred to as "America's Toughest Stage RaceTM," is a week-long, professional cycling stage race for the best men’s teams in the world. Now in its 13th year, the event was elevated in 2011 by the Union Cycliste Internationale, international governing body for the sport of cycling, to be sanctioned for its UCI America Tour. The 2017 Tour of Utah will cover 605 miles of racing and 36,525 feet of climbing. The Tour of Utah is owned by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. A total of 16 professional teams have accepted invitations to compete. Learn more at www.tourofutah.com
The greater Ogden area has been continually marked as one of Utah’s leading destinations for travel and recreation. Forbes and USA Today both declared Ogden as “one of the top ten best places to live.”
Ogden, the crossroads of the west, located in Weber County is 35 minutes north of the Salt Lake International Airport. The area inspires visitors with more than 170,000 acres of National Forest, three ski resorts, more than 210 miles of single-track trail for hiking and mountain biking and 13,000 acres of lakes connected by pristine rivers for paddle sports and fishing. For additional information visit www.visitogden.com