History and Culture on Display as Pedal the Plains Cruises through Southeast Colorado

Hundreds of cyclists passed through southeast Colorado this past weekend for the fifth annual Pedal the Plains ride. [Here’s] Bobby’s Bird Farm. The property was full of animal enclosures for hundreds of birds as well as other animals. A Bobby’s Bird Farm employee shows off the baby wallaroo. CREDIT HOLLY

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By chandler

Pedal the Plains touts rural Colorado

The Fifth Annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour had its kickoff event in Rocky Ford, September 15, and had a large crowd on-hand who make the ride happen. The event is a celebration of friends, food and entertainment, as they gathered to celebrate the rural communities across the state. The

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By chandler

1000 Cyclists Expected in the Lower Arkansas River Valley for 5th Annual ‘Pedal the Plains’

The fifth annual Pedal the Plains bike ride is set to begin Friday in Ordway. The three-day 150-mile ride will take place in the Lower Arkansas River Valley this year, passing through Ordway, Fowler and La Junta. Tour organizer Chandler Smith says Pedal the Plains aims to inform cyclists about

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By chandler

LJ hosts Pedal The Plains Saturday and Sunday

Ordway, Fowler and La Junta are all stops on the fifth annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour, which features the open range and star-filled nights of southeast Colorado. Ordway, Fowler and La Junta are all stops on the fifth annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour, which features the open range

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By chandler

Five Things I Learned on the Bike

It’s the Tuesday following Pedal The Plains, and I have a terrible hangover. Not the kind of hangover you’re thinking, but the one where I realize it will be nearly a year before I get the chance to participate in this amazing event again. In a desperate attempt to cope

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By Elizabeth - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Redefining Success

Ever have one of those days that seem to send you crawling back under the covers or a rock? Well yesterday started that way! I  have asthma and typically don’t even need medication, but yesterday while riding I began wheezing and using my inhaler and by mile 42 decided enough

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By Tricha - Plain Pedaler 2016

Mind Over Matter

Day 2 check! To my surprise today was easier than what I had expected. The crisp morning air made the start of 59 miles an enjoyable one. Lots of laughs today with tarantulas, Lucy’s tacos, and rows of pumpkins. Lunch was delicious although  after that time the heat increased making

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By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Beauty In The Simplicity  

My heart is full. Today was a wonderful start to the 2016 Pedal The Plains. What I found  most surprising was how relaxing everything has been. The start of the ride had a down to earth homey feel.  I noticed and talked to local citizens of Ordway who were at

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By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Thoughts going in to the Ride

I’m at breakfast looking out at the beautiful sky of the plains – and I realize I really love this state. Last night at dinner we heard from several speakers and learned the history of Pedal The Plains. I was amazed and touched at the things I learned last night.

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By Tricha - Plain Pedaler 2016

It’s PTP week!

It is PTP week and I can’t even contain myself! It is one of those moments when you have so much to do that you sit there and do nothing, let’s be honest….where do you start??? This is called procrastination. So many great and wonderful things to talk about, so

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By Adrianne