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ANOTHER GREAT TOUR OF UTAH IN BOUNTIFUL

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

For the third straight year, the Tour of Utah asked Davis County to host a stage of this race. On Friday morning the race began in Layton, Utah at 9:10 AM, with spectator activities from 8-11:30 am. The course was 115 miles with an elevation gain of 4,200 ft, finishing on Main Street in Bountiful at about 1:45 PM.

In Bountiful, festivities began with live music at 10:30, followed by a kid’s bicycle rodeo (two bicycles to the winners), as well as bicycle races for various age groups.

Many activities surrounding this event were possible through the efforts of Paul Summers and his committee. There was a second live band at noon with food vendors including Donut Kabobs, Cold Stone Ice Cream, El Taco Cart, Taste of Polynesia and Pizza Pie Café. This race, along with the many activities, booths, food, and music takes many hours of planning and preparation. Having the course ready and safe for the bikers involves Bountiful Police Department, along with many city workers, and letting the public and businesses know what to expect on the day of the race.

Over 3,000 flags lined the entire 9 mile course in Bountiful. Many thanks to the efforts of church volunteers, scout troops, the Bountiful Exchange club, as well as the efforts of neighboring cities, Woods Cross and North Salt Lake.

Travis McCabe celebrates winning Stage 5 of the Tour of Utah The Directors of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah were effusive in their praise of Bountiful and how beautiful Main Street was. They said the same about the city services, volunteers and great crowds that came to see the spectacular finish. We are so grateful for this great event. It does not happen without the support of Bountiful residents and many city workers. AND THE STORY OF THE PLATE The past two years we have given the winner of this stage an original painting depicting the Tour of Utah coming to Bountiful, highlighting a pair of local artists Garth and Ann Marie Oborn. This year we commissioned Lucinda Ericksen, a master ceramist and a resident of Bountiful, to create a first place prize depicting the cyclists on a glazed plate. When I presented this to the 2017 winner, Travis McCabe of Arizona, he looked at the plate and said, ”You have no idea how much this means to me as my mother gives me a plate every Christmas and they are treasures to me.” He repeated again, how much he appreciated this plate.

Mayor Lewis awards plate to Stage 5 Winner Travis McCabe.

Thank you Bountiful! Sincerely, Mayor Randy Lewis


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