Hi MTN Gator,
I'm the creator of the Utah Bicycle Touring Society.
The UBTS did "make it" but every organization takes committed and inspired people to keep things going. When I retired and left the state of Utah, members took the path of least resistance and pulled the UBTS under the big bicycle club in Salt Lake City. Ironically, the organization that the UBTS events were brought into had "touring" in the name but they did no self-sufficient touring. The club focused mostly on short day rides.
The main events that I created for the UBTS still happen at least once a year, in the same place that they began. However, I was the sole effort behind the website and since the Society melded in with another organization, the site was no longer valid.
The UBTS inspired many people to find adventure out on the road.