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.


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The ability of sports organisers to rape taxpayers is extraordinary.

Posted by: dearieme | Nov 30, 2016 4:21:56 PM

San Diego hosts a challenging and picturesque road bke race every year in Boulevard. Not a pro race, but pros compete on occasion.

Posted by: Greg | Nov 30, 2016 6:39:44 PM