Expect the Unexpected

Last week began with a flight back home to Michigan. I was headed there for a mountain bike race with my dad and some of our friends in the upper peninsula. No small amount of planning was required to put this adventure into place: for me, a borrowed mountain bike

Read →
By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Why Nutrition Is So Important – On and Off the Bike

  As a professional teaching chef focused on demystifying healthy home cooking, I talk a lot about the importance of quality food and good nutrition. I’ve long known how good food can improve our everyday lives, but as I’ve started riding more intensively I’ve definitely realized just how important good

Read →
By Elizabeth - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Introducing Plain Pedaler Tricha

Hi, I’m Tricha and I am so looking forward to sharing my journey with you as we get closer to Pedal The Plains. This will be my fourth PTP journey, and I have to say each year has been significantly different, and I’m sure this year will be no exception.

Read →
By Tricha - Plain Pedaler 2016

Introducing Plain Pedaler Adrianne

Hello everyone! It is me, Adrianne, back to redeem my absence from last year’s Pedal The Plains. While on a training ride for PTP last year, a disk in my back decided to go into 3 different directions and I was left in excruciating pain and an inability to ride.

Read →
By Adrianne

How to Clear Your Head, As Explained by a Non-Athlete

Colorado is often named as one of the healthiest states, and our residents are invariably among the fittest in the nation. Any given day here, one can find thousands of exceptionally fit people dressed head-to-toe in customized, sponsored Lycra demonstrating their athletic prowess. From running to biking to skiing to

Read →
By Elizabeth - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Introducing Plain Pedaler Mary

Greetings fellow riders! My name is Mary and I am excited to share my cycling story with you.   It all began on a long 12 hour drive home from Yellowstone National Park. My friends and I had just completed the Yellowstone Half Marathon. Running has always been a part

Read →
By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

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

Read →
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

Read →
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

Read →
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

Read →
By chandler