Promoters hoping to start River City Bike Week have just a few days to win over the Grand Rapids business community if there is any hope of having a rally this year.
A majority of Grand Rapids commissioners oppose the four-day event, which is projected to bring 40,000 visitors to the area. But they agreed at a meeting to give the organizers one more week. If businesses get behind the plan, the commissioners might change their minds.
“I don't think we can budge their opinions,” organizer Mark Mensch,told the Grand Rapids Press.
He needs to know by next week if they can stage the event or the promoters will seek another host venue.
Posted by Holly Wagner