Off the Saddle

Off the Saddle

Pedal The Plains is more than a bicycle tour; it’s a traveling party packed with boot-stomp’n live music, beer gardens, delicious locally sourced food, interactive educational exhibits and a touch of state fair fun. Swap your Lycra for Levis and bike cleats for boots, because when the wheels stop rolling, the party gets going out on the Eastern Plains.

Each host community along the Eastern Plains route boasts unique food, entertainment and local flair. Single-day Century Riders and Family Fun Riders saddle up and join the 3-Day Tour participants for some fun on Saturday in La Junta.

September 16

Friday Morning: Eastern Plains Hospitality and Welcome – Ordway, CO
The 3-Day ride will begin in Ordway, the county seat of Crowley County, will be the first host community to greet you before you embark on your 3-day cycling journey. This little town with a big heart will serve as both the start and finish line location for the 3-Day Tour. Local organizations will provide food and drinks to energize riders for the miles of wide open road ahead.

Friday Afternoon – Evening:  Fowler, CO
Open to PTP registrants and the local communities!

Get acquainted with the Plains and have some fun in Fowler, an inviting and attractive town that boasts a mix of authentic 1800’s and early 1900’s architecture with contemporary amenities. It is a “western” town of the past, present and future with friendly businesses and residents.

Fowler’s small community life will really come alive during the Pedal the Plains with a Friday night dinner and dance at their community park. Local farms and ranches will provide a locally-grown and produced meal, while a regional band provides the background for a boot-stomping good time at the beer garden.

September 17

Saturday Afternoon – Evening: PTP Party & Festival – La Junta
It will be a fantastic day of fun and festivities in La Junta, starting with your first step off you bike all the way through the final song from the entertainment stage. Downtown La Junta will be filled with a little something for everyone at entertainment festival. The entertainment site will celebrate the local area’s agricultural history with arts and craft vendors, food booths featuring local cuisine, all-day entertainment and, of course, plenty of cold Colorado beverages! After dinner, it’s time to kick up your heels, under the star-filled southeastern sky, while enjoying some local music.

September 18

Sunday Afternoon: Finish Line Picnic and Party – Ordway, CO
After three days in the saddle, the smell of country cooking and the sight of refreshments and friendly faces cheering you on at the finish line in Ordway will be a welcomed sight for cyclists. This finish line won’t disappoint, with the high school band, food vendors, beer garden, musicians and several stands selling delicious, locally grown produce; especially the world famous Rocky Ford cantaloupes! Participants will celebrate their journey with new friends, old friends and the excellent hospitality of Ordway.

Stay tuned to Pedal The Plains’ social media feed for the latest details! 

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