Interesting quotes in the more recent article on the Daily Camera and it leads the question as to if existance of USAPro Cycling Challenge stage 6 could open up doors for other events on open space. Currently Open Space does not allow competitive events on open space, only passive recreation
"If I were on City Council, I would not do that," he said. "You either change the rules, or you don't approve something. This is a slippery slope. You start down this track, and all of a sudden you have nothing to stand on."
Buzz Burrell of the Boulder Trail Runners, a group whose past requests to hold competitive events on Flagstaff were turned down, said he's a big supporter of the cycling race, but he doesn't think it's that different from other competitive event requests.
"I think we could have very well managed trail running events," he said. "We're not a museum here. As soon as we become that, we die. Open space is paid for entirely by sales tax. Without business, there is no open space."