Apparently the Sahuarita police are upset with the shootout riders behavior through their jurisdiction. I received an email from Mary Reynolds, the Sahuarita community communications coordinator. Check it out:
I work for the Town of Sahuarita and the Police Chief told me today that his officers are getting upset with Shoot-out Cyclists “who take up the entire lane, riding 4-5 abreast.” The Police Chief and the Town of Sahuarita support cycling—just check out the newly paved bike lanes that will soon be open on Sahuarita Road. In fact, Sahaurita Mayor Lynne Skelton rode in the 79-mile El Tour de Tucson.
Sahuarita Road is narrow at the moment due to road construction; however, cyclists should ride single file or no more than two abreast. Sahuarita Police Officers have warned cyclists, but they may start issuing tickets.
Following the law is critical to maintaining safety on Sahaurita Road, especially because of faster speeds cyclists achieve coming down Helmet Peak Road.
The Chief asked me to talk to Tucson, Sahuarita, and Green Valley cyclists about this issue. So Shoot-out Cyclists, please follow the rules. Thanks!