The numbers are coming in about a very busy and exciting past weekend in Carson City. The inaugural Epic Rides event filled our local hotels and motels and helped generate extra revenue for many local businesses. There are some glitches to be worked out for next year, but it appears that all in all it was a success.
Suffice to say it was a fine weekend for the mountain bikes who came here for their first of at least five June competitions on our great area trails. The downtown makeover project didn't seem to dampen spirits or get in the way of the mountain bikers, who will be back next year after the facelift on the main drag is done.
The Off-Road mountain bikers inspired me to get on my own bike and check out what was going down on Sunday.
I believe Carson City and the surrounding area is destined to become a premier outdoor recreation destination.
During the Epic Rides 3 day event, visitors and locals alike got a good look at the developments downtown.
Wider sidewalk outlines are beginning to take shape to create a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere. Plus, the McFadden Plaza is also under construction, it’s on track to be completed in late July.
But what should always be kept in mind is that financing for the downtown project includes upgrading Curry Street as well as several other important projects, among them: the long-needed animal shelter near completion; part of the financing for the already open multi-purpose athletic center known as the MAC; other commercial corridor improvements, and cultural upgrades at the Carson City Community Center.
All these amount to an investment in the Nevada capital's bright future.
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