From the Reporter Herald
Larimer County considers exemption for leg of Ride the Rockies
By Pamela Dickman Reporter-Herald Staff Writer
FORT COLLINS -- The Larimer County Commissioners will consider exempting Ride the Rockies from a rule that allows only two bicycle events on any one stretch of county road within a rolling 30-day period.
The large bicycle tour moves around the state, and this June will wind through Rocky Mountain National Park and end in Fort Collins on Friday, June 15, after seven days across 445 miles.
The route that organizers prefer puts the final stretch near Horsetooth Reservoir west of Fort Collins. However, there are already two bicycle races in June that follow the same stretch of road, including the annual Lake to Lake Triathlon.
Instead of creating an alternative route, tour director Chandler Smith asked for the chance to convince the commissioners to bend the rule, adopted in recent years to balance the needs of neighbors and cyclists.