In the News: Cyclists to again fill streets

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Jason Spaceman, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. From the article:
    Downtown merchants support race's shift to Sunday

    By Mike Belt (Contact)
    Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    A three-day national bicycle championship event, which draws thousands of
    spectators and cyclists, appears headed for a return to Lawrence in May.

    This time, steps have been taken to alleviate business owners' concerns about
    closing certain downtown streets during part of the National Collegiate Cycling
    Assn. Championships, which will run the weekend of May 12-14.

    "It appears everyone is in agreement that the downtown event should be moved to
    Sunday," City Manager Mike Wildgen said.

    Last year the downtown race was held on Friday. This time it will be on Sunday
    morning, a time when most businesses are closed. Those that are open ? a few
    restaurants and coffee shops ? are establishments that racers and fans are
    likely to patronize anyway, said Bob Sanner, director of conventions and sports
    for the Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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