Bicyclists will be traveling along shoulders of state routes 89A and 179
Verde Valley AZ (May 17, 2013) – The Arizona Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to be alert for bicyclists traveling along the shoulders of state highways throughout the Verde Valley this weekend due to a special event.
More than 1,000 bicyclists are expected to participate in the 27th annual Bike MS: Ride the Vortex bike race on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drivers can expect to see bicycle riders on State Route 89A and SR 179. Minimal delays are expected but ADOT suggests drivers be prepared for possibly slower vehicular traffic flow.
State law requires a vehicle to maintain a three-foot gap when passing a bicycle on a roadway.
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