Bike race boosters' hopes dashed: USNPS will not allow stage to pass through Colorado NMon
DENVER — The National Park Service said Tuesday it won't issue a permit to have a stage of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge run through part of Colorado National Monument in western Colorado.
Race organizers haven't formally started looking at possible locations for 2013 yet, but a group of Grand Junction boosters has been trying since 2010 to bring the Colorado race and its elite competitors to town. The Park Service has rejected previous requests by the Grand Junction Local Organizing Committee for a permit for a cycling race through the monument's plateaus and canyons, prompting the committee to revise its proposals and try again.
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