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The Colorado State Patrol won't cap the number of riders in bicycling events and races in the state at 2,500.

Patrol Chief Mark Trostel announced the decision yesterday.

The cap was proposed in November, but delayed for one year shortly thereafter because of an outcry from cycling event organizers and riders.

Trostel had said it would promote safety, but bicyclists said it would hurt tourism and larger events.

Organizers of Lance Armstrong's Livestrong ride for cancer research had threatened to move its inaugural Colorado charity ride to another state if the ban wasn't removed.

A new event management plan is being created.

CDOT is working on a guidebook with requirements and best practices used by successful cycling events.

The patrol also has changed its permitting application.