The Daily Sentinel is reporting that Grand Junction will be the host kick off city for the 2016 Pro Cycling Challenge race. Many individuals and businesses donated over $98,000 to make this happen.

People from all walks of life and local organizations have donated more than $98,000 for the city to serve as the overall host city to kick off the 2016 USA Pro Challenge race.

A majority of Grand Junction city councilors on Monday night said they would support offering up to $50,000 cash and $35,000 of in-kind donations, signaling the go-ahead to local race organizers.

Councilors said they would draft a letter in support of hosting the race and put their contribution in writing, officially approving it during their Wednesday night council meeting.

For more info on the 2016 Pro Cycling Challenge, check out the official website.