SALT LAKE CITY — Cyclists will be zooming through Salt Lake Friday for the fifth leg of their statewide tour.
After riding through Logan on Monday, Tremonton to Ogden Tuesday, Antelope Island State Park to Bountiful on Wednesday and Soldier Hollow in Heber Valley on Thursday, the cycling pack has made its way to what Tour of Utah called a "premiere destination city": Salt Lake.
While travel may be quick for the racers, your commute time may slow down.
We've included a list of tips using information from Tour of Utah's website so you can navigate the race and its impacts ahead of time. Also, check out the map of the bike route so you can know which areas may have delays tonight.
No parking is allowed on the roads listed below, and traffic in these areas will be limited
- 500 North, at the Utah State Capitol
- Eastbound 11th Avenue between B Street and Virginia Street
- Virginia/University Street between11th Avenue and 100 South
- 100 South between Virginia Street and 1300 East
- 1300 East between 100 South and South Temple
- South Temple between Virginia Street and State Street
- 200 West between North Temple and 600 North
- Wall Street between 600 North and Zane Avenue
- West Capitol Street between Zane Avenue and 500 North
- Pack an umbrella and rain jacket. Rain storms are expected to develop throughout the evening, according to the KSL Weather Center.
- The race is expected to start on 500 North, just above the Capitol building at 4:40 p.m. It should end at this same location between 6:45 and 7 p.m.
- The cyclists will complete seven laps of the 8-mile loop
- Athlete photos and signatures will be available at Autograph Alley, located at 50 East 500 North, from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m.
- Roads will begin to close to traffic at about 4:15 p.m.
- Those who live or work in areas near the course should reach out to police who can help them leave work or home.
- Live in one of the neighborhoods affected by the race? Don't worry — if you're willing to wait, police will escort you across the course.