Tour of Utah Comes to Leeds Bicycle Solutions
Today was an exciting day for us here at Leeds Bicycle Solutions where we build the best electric bike conversion kits and ebike battery systems on earth. The whole town was abuzz with the news that the Tour of Utah bike race would be passing right by our warehouse around noon. We decided to take the whole team out to the streets and enjoy this incredibly rare and exciting opportunity to see a world renowned professional bike race up close and personal.
A little history about the tour: The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is one of only five UCI-sanctioned, multi-stage, North American pro cycling events in 2015. Showcasing some of the world’s most prestigious teams and cyclists for seven days in August, this event now attracts worldwide attention as the top international cycling event to follow the Tour de France. Nearly a decade since its opening circuit, the Tour of Utah, today, stands shoulder to shoulder with the most prestigious professional bicycle stage race events as our answer to the greatest cycling challenges the world has to offer. Go Utah!
We were all in awe at the amazing speed these athletes were able to maintain especially without using an ebikekit. Watching them round a corner without slowing down even the slightest bit will take your breath away. I can’t achieve that kind of brilliance even with an electric bike conversion kit attached to my bike, well maybe I can with a 500 Series e bike kit!
One of our electric bicycle kit mechanics has a connection with the Jamis cycling team. He was asked to find local families who would be willing to host these professional athletes in their homes for several days leading up to the tour. Some of our staff were willing to step up and help out. Seen above are the athletes who stayed at the home of our ebikekit customer service rep, Amberlee. If you have called in for sales support, you have likely been assisted by Amberlee. What a fun opportunity to get to spend some time with these amazing riders. If you have the chance to witness a pro cycling event in your town, we highly suggest you take the time to go do it. It was an experience to be remembered!