Pedal the Plains

Start Date:
September 13, 2019
End Date:
September 15, 2019
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Pedal  The Plains (PTP) is a signature event of The Denver Post Community  Foundation and an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of  Colorado. This Tour strives to strengthen community ties by fostering  individual connections and fueling economic development by bringing  tourism to the eastern plains, and giving locals the opportunity to  educate others on their town and businesses. This one-of-a-kind annual  cycling event began in 2012 and celebrates the agricultural roots and  frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Described by the  Governor as “a ride for the rest of us”, Pedal The Plains seeks to  engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time  riders, in an educational and recreational experience. The 2018 Tour will highlight three unique and charming communities.
The heart and spirit of Colorado lies just as much in the eastern  plains as it does the Rocky Mountains. Pedal the Plains brings riders on  a tour that highlights these three communities that still embody that  raw pioneer spirit and a dedication to the land. The event will  incorporate interactive on-route experiences by staging rest stops on  farms, posting educational points of interest and includes locally  sourced food for a farm to table experience. Each evening in the host  towns, participants will experience the hospitality and charm of a new  community and trade in their Lycra for Levis while they enjoy local  entertainment, food, and fun in a form that highlights the uniqueness of  each town. 
PTP is a 3 day tour (Friday through Sunday) that averages 50 to 80  miles per day. The event includes two Century options for seasoned  riders. The route is unique every year, highlighting different  communities. Scheduled for September 14 – 16, 2018, this event is the  end of the cycling season bash and garners the attention of many.
Proceeds from Pedal The Plains benefit The Denver Post Community  Foundation in support of Colorado FFA Foundation and Colorado  4-H.

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