Quiznos race locked out of Colo. National Monument

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The National Parks Service won’t allow the Quiznos Pro Challenge bike race to proceed through Colorado National Monument this summer.

The park supervisor denied access to a leg of the bike race through the park, southwest of Grand Junction, because of concerns about wildlife and the environment.

The director of the National Park Service agreed with that decision.

The first Quiznos Pro Challenge is scheduled for Aug. 22-28 this year.

4 Responses to Quiznos race locked out of Colo. National Monument

  1. God Forbid the taxpayers would actually get to use their park! Another example of a government bureacracy who has forgotten who their customer is.

    Kevin Patterson
    March 22, 2011 at 11:00 am

  2. This sounds like a false objection – there may be some hidden agenda or someones toes were stepped on where trying to get the permit.
    This is just great thousands of dollars in tourist money will be lost to that part of the state, and would have give TV camera a chance to see how beautiful this part of the country is.

    Dan Roda
    March 22, 2011 at 11:03 am

  3. Why on earth would the taxpayers actually get to use their park!
    Another example of a government bureacracy who has forgotten who their customer is.

    Kevin Patterson
    March 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

  4. I don’t understand the Park Services reasoning because the racers would be riding on a paved road through the park that vehicles drive on every day. Vehicles not only typically move faster than a bicycle but they also spew exhaust fumes. This reasoning sounds like a very lame excuse to me. Too bad.

    Denise
    March 22, 2011 at 11:09 am