Pedal the Plains 2016 will hit Ordway, Fowler, La Junta

By Daniel Petty The Denver Post Pedal the Plains is returning to southeast Colorado after a three-year absence. This year’s route, announced Wednesday, will take riders over 151 miles from Sept. 16-18, starting in Ordway and journeying through Fowler and La Junta before returning to the start. The Denver Post

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By chandler

Saddle up for the 2016 Pedal The Plains

Ordway, Fowler and La Junta to Host 5th Annual Tour Denver, CO. — Gov. John Hickenlooper, The Denver Post Community Foundation and presenting sponsor Viaero Wireless are excited to announce the route for the 2016 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. Now in its fifth year, an estimated 1,000 riders will

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By chandler

A Life Changing Ride?

I wanted to write about Pedal The Plains being a life changing experience. Many of us had to come back to real life after Pedal The Plains. Job stress. Family stress. Financial stress. Losing loved ones. Bad news from doctors. Life happens, and it’s not always easy. I can’t rave

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By Ron

PTP Shines Light on Familiar Territory in a New Way

I recently completed my third Pedal The Plains (PTP) bicycle tour. It’s a three-day event with a lot of riding, festivities, celebrating communities and seeing things in a new way. This is the second year I felt like at least part of the tour was in my back yard; familiar

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By chandler

Reconnecting

This time last week, I was just waking up, huddled in my sleeping bag in my little tent covered with dew on a football field at Holyoke High School. I had biked 33 miles the previous day, and was preparing to bike 60 that morning. I did jumping jacks and

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By Teresa

Plain News #4

Greetings! Congratulations on completing the 2015 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour presented by Viaero Wireless! We hope you had a terrific experience and plan to join us again next year. In This Newsletter: Educational Signs All Things Social Bike Technicians Tour Photographs PTP Technical Gear Survey Lost &

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By chandler

Educational Signs Along The PTP Route

Numerous educational signs were planted along the route throughout the ride to educate cyclists about what they were seeing, hearing and smelling as they pedaled along. In case you missed a sign or two, here they are! The famous Pony Express mail service crossed through the NE corner of Colorado at

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By chandler

800 Cyclists Bring Variety of Experiences, Leave with New Ones

From ages 10-88, from Australia to the Front Range, from local farmers to metropolitan politicians, approximately 800 cyclists of all ages and backgrounds passed through Holyoke Friday, Sept. 18, as part of the Pedal The Plains bicycle tour. They represented two foreign countries and 20 states, not to mention a

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By chandler

Pedal The Plains: a view from the rearview mirror

Everyone who started the Pedal The Plains ride in Julesburg has a story. Everyone who stopped to view a combine, talk to a farmer, toured a business, ate a home cooked meal, slept in a tent, enjoyed the entertainment and crossed the finish line back in Julesburg, has their own

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By Lena

Community Groups Benefit from Pedal The Plains

Approximately 1,200 cyclists wheeled into Sterling Saturday as part of Pedal The Plains, and brought about a $250,000 economic impact to the community, according to Karla Maraccini, Director of Community Partnerships for Gov. John Hickenlooper. Maraccini addressed a crowd that included riders as well as local residents from the mobile

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By chandler