Tour of the Valley canceled for 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The Tour of the Valley, a three-day cycling event, has been canceled for 2014.

The cancellation was posted on the Tour of the Valley’s Facebook page last week. It was supposed to take place July 11 through July 13.

The annual event started in 2009 at several locations in Mahoning and Columbiana counties and had been held in conjunction with the Youngstown State University Summer Festival of the Arts and the annual Jazz Fest in downtown Youngstown.

The Facebook post cited a lack of event sponsorship, specifically a title sponsor, as the reason for the cancellation.

The Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which confirmed the cancellation, is working with the City of Youngstown to make sure they can still hold a Jazz Fest that weekend downtown to compliment the YSU arts festival.

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