Cache Valley welcoming bicyclists from all over the country for LOTOJA

Three thousand bicycle riders are looking forward to an amazing experience when they participate in the 32nd annual LOTOJA bicycle road race from Logan, Utah to Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Saturday, September 6.

At 206 miles it is the longest one-day cycling race sanctioned by U.S. Cycling and the race, which began with five people in 1982, is now capped at 3,000 participants.

It starts at the Sunrise Cyclery Bike Shop where owner Jeff Keller is also a co-founder of the race. Sunrise Cyclery Manager Ian Butler says this year’s racers come from 20 states and several different countries with the age range from 14 to 75.

A total of 200 volunteers are also involved and there will be 46 support vehicles.

The best race time came in 2012 when the winner made the trip in just eight hours. The finish line is near the base of the Grand Tetons at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (at Teton Village). The awards ceremony will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Jackson Hole High School.

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