Parkites will get a look at the Tour of Utah peloton on Saturday as the bicyclists pedal through Park City on their way to Snowbird.
Park City on Sunday, though, is expected to be jammed with crowds as the Tour of Utah bicyclists reach the finish line on Main Street.
The Tour of Utah last year drew a large crowd to Park City and City Hall anticipates another one on Sunday. Jenny Diersen, the special events coordinator for the municipal government, said upward of 15,000 spectators are expected in Park City on Sunday.
The Tour of Utah route will impact roads in the Park City area on Saturday and Sunday. Inside Park City on Saturday, the route runs along S.R. 248-Kearns Boulevard from Quinn's Junction to Bonanza Drive. It turns south on Bonanza Drive to Deer Valley Drive and then to Marsac Avenue. The bicyclists will climb Marsac Avenue to Empire Pass and then Guardsman Pass. They will finish the Saturday stage at Snowbird.
Diersen said rolling road closures are planned between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday in Park City. The closures should last between 30 and 45 minutes, she said. Diersen recommends spectators be in Park City before 1 p.m. to watch the peloton. To avoid road closures.
The Sunday stage, the Tour of Utah's finale, will start and end on Main Street. Diersen said the start is scheduled at 12:20 p.m. at the Heber Avenue intersection. The bicyclists will ride two or three laps on lower Main Street at the start.
They will then leave Main Street northbound on Deer Valley Drive to Bonanza Drive. They will turn east on S.R. 248-Kearns Boulevard to Quinn's Junction. The route on Sunday includes Peoa, Oakley, Kamas, Heber and Midway. The bicyclists will return to Park City via Guardsman Pass, taking Marsac Avenue back to Main Street.
Diersen said the bicyclists are anticipated to return to Park City for the finish as early as 3 p.m.
Road closures are expected in Park City between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. as well as between 2:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Diersen said spectators should be in position by 11 a.m. for the start and by 2:30 p.m. for the finish to avoid the road closures.
The awards ceremony is planned between 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on the deck of the Kimball Art Center.
Main Street and Swede Alley will be closed to traffic starting at 3 a.m. on Sunday. They are expected to reopen at 7 p.m. A Tour of Utah Lifestyle Expo is planned on Main Street between the Heber Avenue and 4th Street intersections from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The expo will include product displays. People will have an opportunity to draw chalk art on Main Street between Heber Avenue and 9th Street after the start of the race until approximately 3 p.m. A bicycle race for kids is planned at approximately 12:30 p.m. on lower Main Street. Sign up for the kids' bicycle race will be at the Lifestyle Expo.
City Hall suggests people park at Park City High School and take a bus to Main Street. Parking will be available at the China Bridge garage on Sunday. The cost is $10, cash only. People driving to the garage must use Marsac Avenue.
The Park Silly Sunday Market will not be held on Sunday.