The (Above) Average Fred’s Guide to Training For Pedal The Plains

In my intro, I called myself an average Joe. In cycling slang, that would make me a Fred. “Fred” was a term coined by very serious cyclists to describe those who weren’t as serious. A Fred, in their eyes, was a sort of cyclist wannabe. Personally, I love to ride

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By Ron

Fashionista bicyclist

If you told me two months ago I would be getting up before the sun to cycle, I’d have told you you were crazy;  I had absolutely no interest in biking. My husband took up cycling approximately four years ago and encouraged me to start riding a bike because he

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By Lena

Second time, different from the first

This will be my second year participating in what I believe to be the best last bike ride of the season, Pedal The Plains. Last year was my first year riding a bike, my first bike was a 2013 Trex Lexa SI and my first year in PTP, obviously. In

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By Adrianne

STERLING — In a little over a month Sterling will have over 1,000 visitors, as Pedal the Plains comes back to town. With planning well underway, the PTP team from the governor’s office and the Denver Post paid a visit to Sterling Wednesday for a meeting with local organizers and

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By chandler

Bike commuting across the globe

I am a lifelong resident of Denver, Colorado and I have been pedaling around the Denver area for nearly 10 years now. The obsession with the bike began in earnest as a quick and cheap way to get around in the city. I have remained very dedicated to bike commuting

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By Teresa

Not your typical cyclist

I’m not your typical cyclist, though I’ve been seen in a bib and jersey before. I’m more of an average Joe (or above average in weight: 330, and age: 52). Warning: Do NOT try to imagine the view, stuck behind a guy my size in cycling gear. You did, didn’t

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By Ron

4th annual Pedal The Plains Poster Art Challenge is on

The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is calling all artists to be a part of the 4th annual poster art challenge! We’re looking for one artistic poster to represent the 2015 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. The winning poster will be sold at the event. The poster contest

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By chandler

Plain News Volume #1

Greetings! As Pedal The Plains draws near, we want to provide you with some helpful information. In This Newsletter: Recruit Your Friends to Ride Training Tip: Remember to Recover Nutrition Tip: Stay Hydrated Volunteer Opportunities Poster Contest Has Begun! Calling All Plain Pedalers  Stay Connected – Social Media Beneficiaries Recruit

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By chandler

2 bills become law during kindergarten graduation

The kindergartners at Ayres Elementary and their families got a surprise visitor during the kindergarten graduation ceremony Tuesday morning when Gov. John Hickenlooper appeared. Hickenlooper stopped by the school to sign two pieces of legislation passed by the 2015 Colorado General Assembly. But before he broke out the ink pens,

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By chandler

2015 Pedal The Plains Route Released

Denver, Colo.— Gov. John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post are excited to announce the route of the fourth annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. From September 18th to 20th, participants will cycle through 172 miles of Colorado’s sweeping plains with stops in three host communities: Julesburg, Holyoke and Sterling. For

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By chandler