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Smoke Conditions Prompt Changes to Bike Path Dedication

September 06, 2017

Uncertainty about local air quality on Saturday, Sept. 9, has prompted changes in the University of Idaho’s event naming a portion of Paradise Path in honor of UI alumna and three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong.


The dedication event will now be part of pre-football game activities in the Fan Zone on the track west of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. The naming ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and will feature remarks from UI President Chuck Staben and Armstrong. Members of the Palouse area cycling community will sponsor a cycling information fair at the same venue, and Armstrong will be available for autographs and photographs until 3:15 p.m. A bike parade for all ages that had been part of the original schedule has been canceled due to concerns about air quality.


Armstrong is a 1995 graduate of what is now known as the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences and has had a distinguished career in sports medicine. She recently accepted a position as endurance performance director with USA Cycling. A resident of Boise, Armstrong won her first cycling time trial gold medal at the 2008 Olympics at Beijing and followed it with gold medals in 2012 in London and 2016 in Rio.


Updated information about the dedication ceremony is available at: The Vandals take on UNLV at 4 p.m. in the Kibbie Dome.

Media Contact:

Jodi Walker

Director of Communications


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