Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Colorado Peak Politics | ACTUALLY, NO ONE CARED: Mountain Towns Have Better 2016 without Defunct Bike Race
We’ve always looked sideways at the absurd claims made by tourism bureaucrats that the USA Pro Cycling Challenge attracted a million spectators to Colorado each year. Even if they counted people who were tied up in traffic because of closed roads, the number wouldn’t come anywhere close.
Now a year has passed since the defunct bike race last shut down Colorado streets and we have some interesting data about the economic impact of the race and all of these spectators: none of it mattered. At all.