By Dave Iltis
Salt Lake Marathon and Bike Tour Under New Ownership – Event to Be Held April 21, 2012
The Salt Lake City Marathon and Bike Tour has been purchased recently by US Road Sports & Entertainment Group (Dallas, Texas) from BDO Management of Chicago.
The event is in its ninth year, while the bike tour has been part of the Marathon for eight. The Marathon Bike Tour runs on the same course as the running event and typically fields 1000-1500 participants.
Riders are drawn to the event for the opportunity to ride 25 miles through the streets of Salt Lake City and County without the need to stop for lights and without traffic. As of press time, the new owners have filed permits with Salt Lake City for the 2012 event. Barring any unforeseen difficulties, the event will take place on April 21, 2012.
Previous owners BDO Management have paid many of their previous debts as a condition of the sale, but it is unclear as of press time whether all debts will be paid by BDO. US Road Sports did not assume any of BDO’s previous debts.
US Road Sports owns and operates many large, high quality marathons and half marathons including the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon, the Chicago Half Marathon, and the Allstate® Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon Series™.
More information on the Marathon Bike Tour can be found here: saltlakecitymarathon.com. More information on US Road Sports can be found here: usroadsports.com.