The Orchard City trustees got a cycling "heads up" from the county's tourism coordinator Kelli Hepler at their March 14 meeting.
A group of representatives from around the county has been meeting with an eye towards preparing a proposal to bring a stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge here.
Helper gave her presentation to the Orchard City Town Board in hopes of creating some enthusiasm for the event and to prepare the public for what a cycle race event is like, she explained.
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge came to Colorado for the first time in 2011. Hepler said that other Western Slope cities are putting in bids to serve as "stage start" locations. Regardless if Delta is ever chosen to be a stage start, a nearby city may be, she said, and the racers could at least come through a part of Delta County. She wants local communities and residents to be prepared for the event.
There is extensive national and international media coverage of the event that promoters believe would benefit economic development efforts here.blog comments powered by Disqus