Tour de Toona to open with concerts and trains

Time trials and music will be combined for the first stage of this year's Tour de Toona. Starting at...

Time trials and music will be combined for the first stage of this year's Tour de Toona. Starting at the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the downtown time trials will be complemented by two concerts at the finish. "The museum's participation will help anchor what promises to be one of the most spectator-friendly races we have ever had," said race promoter Rick Geist. "This course gives fans and spectators multiple opportunities to follow the race. From the start line, they can take the bridge over the tracks and see the riders come back up 10th Avenue, and then watch them finish at 14th Street. It's probably the easiest course on which to watch racing that I have ever seen."

The first stage of the International Tour de Toona begins on July 25 in Altoona, PA. More information from www.tourdetoona.com

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