NORTH LOGAN – Tour of Utah once again begins its stage race in Cache Valley. Logan hosted the start and finish line of Stage 1 in 2015 and again in 2017. This year, the start and finish lines are in North Logan. Stage 1 also stays exclusively in Cache Valley, as opposed to previous times when it was here and riders crossed over to and raced around Bear Lake.
Stage 1 begins and ends in North Logan this year with riders spending time in Newton, Trenton and the west side of Cache County. Residents should be aware of several road closures in the areas affected by the race, and where they can go to observe the racers. A closure of 2850 North from S. 100 West to the back entrance of Green Canyon High School began Monday morning at 6 a.m. The closure of 2850 North will extend to Wolf Pack Way on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 a.m.
On Tuesday, a ceremonial start will begin at 12:30 p.m. next to Meadow View Park on 2800 North in North Logan and make one counterclockwise lap through North Logan. The 3.2-mile lap will go from 2800 North to Wolfpack Way, east to 2500 North, north to 400 East and back along 2800 North to Wolfpack Way. These streets will be closed to traffic between 12:30-12:45 p.m. Stage 1 of the race will officially being once riders cross 600 West on 2500 North and will continue to head west.
A rolling road closure, led by Utah Highway Patrol, will accompany the riders as they loop through and around Newton and Trenton. To see the roads that will be affected by the race, click here.
Activities will continue in the parking lot next to the George S. Eccles Ice Center in North Logan, including a healthy living expo from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. which will provide food and beverage for purchase, a VIP Hospitality area, live race coverage on a jumbo television screen and interactive displays. The area will also be home to the rider sign-in and autograph area, the UUH Kids Sprint to the Finish at 1:30 p.m., fan parade, podium award t-shirt giveaway and fan-favorite voting.
As riders come back into North Logan they will complete five laps through the city, each 7.2 miles. The start of the first lap will be a sprint at Meadow View Park on 2800 North. It will also include a King of the Mountain on 3500 North on Mahogany Ridge. Each of the five remaining laps is expected to last 15-18 minutes. The race is estimated to finish by 3:45 p.m. at 2800 North.
Tuesday evening, the Tour of Utah heads to Box Elder County where Stage 2 will begin in Brigham City the next morning. A free barbecue, face painting, children’s activities and concert will actually take place Tuesday evening. Stage 2 will begin on Brigham City’s Main Street in front of the Box Elder County Courthouse at 12:20 p.m. Riders will make a 34-mile loop through Box Elder County before they come back through Brigham City again between 12:55-1:15 p.m. on their way to Highway 89 through Perry, Willard and South Willard. The race will continue through Weber County before heading up to the Ogden Valley and finishing at Powder Mountain.