GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Motorists heading through the downtown area this afternoon might want to keep an eye out for a mass of bicyclists and other “pedal-powered vehicles” protesting against the possible use of Four Mile Road, Grand Avenue and other local streets as haul routes for oil and gas traffic.
According to organizer Dawn Dexter, a group of cyclists of unknown size will be gathering at Two Rivers Park at approximately 3 p.m. today to don costumes portraying a “single-file convoy” of 18-wheel semi-trailer trucks.
At about 4 p.m., Dexter wrote in an email, the convoy will head across the Grand Avenue Bridge, “to raise awareness about the true impacts of the proposed haul route through Glenwood Springs” as part of an oil and gas industry proposal to drill for natural gas in the nearby Thompson Divide area.
She said the cyclists will be riding around town until about 6 p.m., covering the Friday night rush-hour, adding that they will not be blocking northbound traffic over the bridge to avoid conflicts with commuting motorists.
Questions about the planned event should be directed to Dexter at 970-279-1171, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.