Bicycle Barnstorming Tour to Take Place in June

(Salt Lake City) – A bike tour of Utah historic barns is scheduled for June 10 to 13, 2012 through Sevier Valley and sections of Sanpete County. The fully-supported bike tour for up to 30 cyclists will have an accompanying bus tour for people with limited cycling endurance and for non-cyclists.

The 3-day, 4-night tour will include all lodging, breaks, meals and evening events included in the registration cost. Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles will accompany the cyclists. However, cyclists should bring their own spare tubes, tires, and basic toolkits to guarantee they have the proper parts and tools for their machines. Small daypacks with extra clothing and gear will be transported in the SAG vehicles.

“During the tour, we will visit more than 2 dozen historic barns, granaries, co-ops and other important buildings where docents will provide background information and descriptions,” says Kurt Huffaker, Executive Director of the Utah Heritage Foundation, one of the sponsors of the event.

“Many of these structures are threatened by weather and vandalism, and we hope this event will draw attention to the importance of the buildings and help to save them,” he said.

There are many ways for people to participate in all or parts of the Bicycle Barnstorming Tour. Cyclists can sign up for single-day route without lodging and there are events in the evenings like a barn dance for single ticket prices.

For detailed cost and registration information, visit www.utahheritagefoundation.org.

 

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