Saxton advises people to arrive early for Tour of Utah in Logan

Thousands of people are expected to be in Logan next Monday, July 31st when the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah starts its annual seven-day men’s professional stage race.

It will be the second time in three years the race has begun in Logan, according to Gary Saxton. Saxton is helping to coordinate planning for Stage 1 of the race, which begins at 8:45 a.m. There will be live national television broadcasts of the event.

“We’re suggesting that people arrive around 8 a.m.,” Saxton explains. “That would be the best time. If they arrive then, they will be able to get autographs from the cyclists and take photos and do those types of things prior to the race.

“Then when the race starts there will be a couple of neutral laps before the cyclists officially begin to race.”

Saxton says there will be a lot of free parking near the start site, which is 100 East and about 150 North in Historic Downtown Logan.

He says there will be plenty of giveaways and Tour of Utah t-shirts will be given to the first 250 people. A rock wall, face painters, fresh hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available for purchase.

Once the race begins, the cyclists will ride up Logan Canyon, down into Garden City, loop around Bear Lake, before coming back through the Canyon to Logan.

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