Park City is again lucky to be part of the Tour of Utah bike race this year. The race is held August 6th through 11th and covers 586 miles and 43,621 vertical feet of climbing. The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah started from the Southern Utah town of Brian Head on Tuesday, August 6th for its ninth run. At nearly 3,000 meters of elevation, Brian Head had the highest elevation start of any race in the US. The elevation and expected heat combined to support the race’s claim that it is America’s toughest stage race.
For the first time in the race’s history, the route began in Southern Utah and headed north toward Salt Lake City. The race will finish at Snowbird Ski Area and Summer resort. Once again, the route of the final stage climbs through the scenic Wolf Creek Ranch, crosses the Heber Valley through Heber City and Midway before winding its way to the base of Empire Pass. This climb should witness another all-out assault by the pure climbers to see who the real King of the Mountains will be in this year’s race. Following a blistering descent down the 11 percent mine road they climbed one day earlier, the race will again finish in front of massive crowds on lower Main Street in Park City.
This race draws lots of visitors to Park City. It’s a great weekend to come to town to enjoy the breezy mountain air and one of the greatest cycling events in the world.
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