All Along the Bike Tour

Pedal the Plains riders experience local art while traveling from Wiggins to Fort Morgan. Not all corn stalks visible from Morgan County roads were naturally grown. At least that was the case Sept. 19 through Sept. 21 when more than 1,000 riders pedaled through Morgan County in the Pedal the

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By chandler

Managing My Post Pedaling Depression

I suppose that many of us who rode this year have experienced some sort of decompression these past couple of weeks as we have returned to work, school, or whatever we do to occupy our lives throughout the year. This year, I’ve been surprised by an unexpected visit from what

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By Larry

Plain News Volume #4

Greetings! Congratulations on completing the 2014 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour presented by Viaero Wireless! We hope you had a terrific experience and plan to join us again in 2015. Save the date for September 18th – 20th! All Things Social Missing PTP already? You can relive the whole

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By chandler

PTP from the Sideline; a Volunteer’s Perspective

By Marilynn Court I sat on my camp chair in the weeds and goatheads by the side of the road and listened to the corn rustling in the wind behind me. The sun beat down quite fiercely for a mid-September afternoon and its heat brought out a natural grassy fragrance

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By chandler

Couple rides together in Pedal of the Plains

For Gary and Judy Harty, cycling has been a big part of their lives. Last weekend was also a return through an area they visited back in 1977 on a cross-country trip to Boston. “We came through Fort Morgan on our honeymoon. This is the first time in 37 years

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By chandler

Pedal the Plains Offers Bicyclists Flat Out Fun

Corn, sugar beets, goats, cows, archery demonstrations, fresh eggs-on-a-stick (who knew that would be tasty?), and raptors. Riders learned about these things and more on Pedal the Plains last weekend during a three-day 176-mile (or 200 for those that did the Saturday century) bicycle tour that took them from Wiggins

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By chandler

Good bye peddlers

Several Pedal the Plains riders returned to Wiggins Sunday afternoon after traveling more than 170 miles to experience northeastern Colorado. They returned to open arms. Several speakers approached the microphone set up at home plate at the baseball diamond in Wiggins, thanking sponsors and organizers, but all also thanked the

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By chandler

Educational stops provide passion for Pedal the Plains participants

As the over 1,000 Pedal the Plains participants who signed up for the extravagant three-day event made their way through the waves of grain that grace Morgan County, they were greeted by a few educational stops along the route that were set up by local businesses, organizations and volunteers to

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By chandler

Pedal the Plains rolls into Sterling

At 11:44 a.m. on Saturday, Denver native Glenn Gravlee quietly rode past Sterling Middle School, took a left on Walsh Parkway, and rolled into the parking lot at Sterling High School. It took nearly four hours since he departed his motel room in Brush, but Gravlee was the first of

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By chandler

Post Pedaling

My colleagues and students did not fail to mention my Oakley tan on Monday morning: “Wow, you got a lot of sun this weekend.” Fortunately, they didn’t notice the fingerless glove tan as well. A lot of sun and barbecue and grilled corn, more animal crackers than I ever consumed

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By Meagan