Upcoming races to affect city traffic

Upcoming races to affect city traffic
Posted on 08/06/2014

On August 9, two cycling events will lead to increased traffic and/or road closures on the east side of the city. Please be aware of these events as you plan your activities.

  • Ultimate Challenge. This race will take place in the morning and will not affect the flow of traffic as it is a “rules of the road” race. However, vehicle drivers should be aware of cyclists and make sure to give them adequate space. Cyclists will leave Big Cottonwood Canyon and head south on Wasatch Boulevard before turning up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
  • Tour of Utah. This premier cycling event takes place in mid-afternoon, likely between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. There will be a hard road closure along the length of the route as participants turn out of Big Cottonwood Canyon onto Wasatch Boulevard and continue up Little Cottonwood Canyon. The road closure will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour.