The Tour of Elk Grove is an annual international bike race that takes
place the first weekend in August. There are many components to the
event including the races, block parties, a kids’ fest and more. Village
staff are therefore highly involved in planning, setup, and management
of the event.
GIS (Geographic Information System) services are utilized to
coordinate these organization efforts with multiple maps. Map images are
created to depict not only the race routes but also the layout of the
block party area, emergency support stations, restroom locations,
traffic control areas, and planning for detours, signage, and road
closures. Address lists have also been generated to notify residents of
limited vehicle access during the upcoming event. The support of GIS for
this event has facilitated coordination for all involved and the
information captured and managed through those services continues to
grow every year.