"; ?> Roger Kramer Cycling: The Blog Page
Information about the world of cycling, including bicycle touring

The Blog Page

News, commentary and humor about bicycling and other topics of the day

 


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Democrats back Tour of Missouri

If you're a fan of the Tour of Missouri bicycle race, you'll be pleased to hear seven Democratic legislators are urging Gov. Jay Nixon, also a Democrat, to back state funding for the 2010 race.

In an Associated Press story, Senate Minority Leader Victor Callahan, House Minority Leader Paul LeVota were among the lawmakers who called the state's $1.5 million investment in the race a wise one for Missouri.

Missouri's three-year agreement with Medalist Sports to run the race ended this year, but Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican, wants to continue the state's involvement with the race as organizers seek more private sponsorship of the event.

“With a complete realization of the continued recession that our state is facing, we believe that a 14-to-1 return on the state’s $1.5 million commitment to the Tour of Missouri is a wise investment, especially during these difficult economic times,” the legislators wrote. The St. Louis Business Journal says the race brought it nearly $60 million in tourism dollars in 2007 and 2008.

Labels:


StumbleUpon Toolbar
Roger 0 comments links to this post 1:58 AM

Comments: Post a Comment


Links to this post:

Create a Link




This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours? MyBikeBlog.com Get Firefox!
Listed on BlogShares Blogarama - The Blog Directory View Roger Kramer's profile on LinkedIn