By RODNEY D. BOAM
They’re back! More than 1,000 riders are expected for the 29th annual LOTOJA (Logan-to-Jackson) bicycle classic that begins in Logan, Utah, on Saturday, Sept. 10, cuts through southeast Idaho and finishes north of Jackson, Wyo.
The course takes riders on U.S 91 to Preston and north on Idaho 36 to the junction with U.S. 89, north of Border, Wyo.
Traffic will be restricted to one lane on HWY 34/36 from State Street to the Riverdale Junction and on HWY 36 to Montpelier.
Support vehicles will change direction at Preston and proceed on to Idaho 34 to Grace and Soda Springs before heading south to Montpelier and Border, Wyo.
The race will begin with 32 start “packs” leaving Logan between 5:45 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. The fastest riders could reach Jackson, Wyo., around 3:15 p.m. while others will arrive up to five hours later. The finish line will close officially at 8:15 p.m. or dark.
Motorists who travel on highways used by cyclists are encouraged to be careful and to watch for riders as well as their support vehicles.
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