(photo courtesy Stuart Miles and freedigitalphotos.net)
We are sharing this with you now and over the next several days asking everyone to have their eyes and minds open for significant bicycle traffic on area roads and in our communities with peak travel in Livingston County being Monday and Tuesday for bicyclists. The Bike Across Missouri (BAM) Event will be in north Missouri starting this weekend.
All motorists need to be very attentive over the weekend west of Livingston County between St. Joseph and in Caldwell County.
Beginning Monday, June 13 through sometime the afternoon of Tuesday, June 14 all motorists in and around Livingston County need to pay extra attention as we will potentially have hundreds of bicyclists on our roadways.
Monday the BAM participants and support vehicles are scheduled to enter Livingston County on Highway D from the south and travel north to the intersection of Highway D and DD where they will turn east. The riders will travel to Highway C and turn north to U.S. 36 at the Utica Junction and travel east to U.S. 65. Once on U.S. 65 the participants will work north to Simpson Park.
Tuesday the BAM participants and support staff will leave Simpson Park and travel to Highway V where they will work their way to Chula and then travel east to Highway BB and turn south. Once they reach Highways B and BB they will turn east into Linn County.
Most likely there will be riders strung out on the routes and touring the towns and Chillicothe for a good part of the day. Participants may get off the suggested course at any time.
AGAIN, we are sharing this with you now in asking everyone to have their eyes and minds open for significant bicycle traffic on area roads and in our communities with peak travel in Livingston County being Monday and Tuesday for bicyclists.
Sheriff Steve Cox