BOUNTIFUL— Even if you’re not a cyclist, there will be plenty to do at the finish line of the Davis County stage of the Tour of Utah.
Local bands, artists and more are gathering to entertain crowds waiting for the cyclists to arrive at Bountiful’s Main Street Aug. 5. Activities start at 11 a.m., including concerts, a bike rodeo, a bike-themed art installation and more, and run until a little after the racers are scheduled to cross the finish line at 2:45 p.m.
“We’ll have plenty for people to do,” said Paul Summers, the chair of the tour’s ancillary events committee.
Many of the activities start right at 11 a.m., including an obstacle course for kids and adults at the Bountiful U of U soccer field at 75 E. 200 South. There will also be bounce houses and a kids’ bike rodeo in the Bountiful U of U parking lot at the same location.
“Kids will not only get the chance to ride through the courses, they’ll also learn how to take care of their bikes,” said Summers. Both events will end at 2 p.m.
Jane Joy and the Joy Foundation have also put together a large bike sculpture that will be on display in the expo area at 100 South and Main Street. Guests are welcome to take pictures with the bike, which will be on display until 3 p.m.
“People can sit there, get their pictures, and have a lot of fun with that,” said Summers.
The West Bountiful-based Flat Canyon Band will also be performing around this time in front of the Bountiful Tabernacle, which will also be open to visitors during this time. Food vendors will be available, including Texas Roadhouse, Utah Taco, Coldstone Creamery and more. Vendors from the Tour of Utah Lifestyle Expo will be on hand as well.
While all this is happening, there will also be a big-screen broadcast of the race for those who want to follow the action.
Face painting and kids activities start at 12:30 p.m., right around the time the Summerfest Street Dance will be ending. Kids will have the chance to prove their racing chops with the UUHC Sprint to the Finish race, starting at 1 p.m. and ending at the Tour of Utah finish line. The popular cover band Endless Summer, also from West Bountiful, will perform in front of the Tabernacle.
The cyclists are expected to enter the Bountiful circuit at approximately 2 p.m., and will pass the Bountiful Tabernacle for the first time at approximately 2:25 p.m.
The race is expected to finish at approximately 2:45 p.m., and the expo will be completely wrapped up by 3 p.m.
There will also be a coloring contest for kids under 12, with two kids bikes available as a prize. Entry forms can be picked up in advance at Bountiful Bicycle, the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, City Hall, and Murphy’s Guitars. Prizes will be awarded the day of the event.