Saddle Up or Saddle Out

We’ve only a few days left until Pedal The Plains. Jared and I took it easy this past weekend. Last Friday, I returned from Japan and after having not been on the saddle for a week, I was jonesing to hop on my bike. We ended up at the gym

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By Jessica

Get Social!

Pedal The Plains wants you to connect with us and other riders during the tour. Share your photos, stories, questions and give the fans back home a taste of the Eastern Plains! We’ll have daily photo contests and two new interactive pieces; the Passport Program and Scavenger Hunt! Connect with

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By chandler

Essentials for a Century

This past weekend I participated in an all-women’s century ride and here are some essentials for an enjoyable ride: 1. Padded shorts and chamois cream Before I became really serious about cycling, I wore regular gym clothes on my bike rides. As the miles grew longer, the chafing grew stronger.

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By Jessica

Ag to ‘Pedal’ GMO Info Along Bike Route

As cyclists ride through the cornfields, dairy farms and sugar beet processing plants of Northeastern Colorado for this year’s Pedal the Plains, they’ll be getting up close and personal with segments of the agriculture industry that have the most at stake in a GMO labeling initiative set for a statewide

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By chandler

Where Do You Train?

Sometime around the first of March each year, I start to make the transition from indoor cycling at the Downtown Y to cycling outdoors for recreation, commuting, and training.  I am particularly fortunate and grateful to live in Colorado Springs because it is pretty easy to get around on my

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By Larry

Free-Range Fort Collins

Last weekend, the weather finally decided to cooperate in time to get in one more long ride before PTP. Having learned that my cell photography skills are none too slick, I took along an actual digital camera to take some snaps on the 50-mile journey from Fort Collins, toward Wyoming,

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By Meagan

A Picture is Worth 100 Miles

My cycling buddy, Jared and I wanted to get in a long ride and an incline over Labor Day Weekend. Instead of resting our feet, we labored. Saturday, we decided to stick to our area: We went up the frontage road along C470 to Clear Creek Trail to the Platte

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By Jessica

Un-training

“Heart rate monitor: un-check; cadence sensor: un-check; power meter: un-check, intervals: un-check; training plan: un-check… ugh how the heck am I going to train for Pedal The Plains without all the data?” You see, I am what they call a Type A personality. When you do a quick search for

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By Danielle and Amanda

BikerBill and the Downtown YMCA

I’ve been climbing for about three miles, and the road has just turned pretty steep. Grinding on my small chain ring and even though I could turn a bigger gear, I drop to my lowest, a 34 tooth cog. My breathing is heavy but even, and my heart feels like

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By Larry

Governor to Participate in All America City Rally

Governor John Hickenlooper will participate in a community rally in Brush to honor the city’s recent 2014 All-America City designation. The rally will take place Friday, September 19 at 8:30 a.m. at Memorial Park during the Pedal the Plains bike tour through northeastern Colorado. City of Brush Marketing Specialist Tyler

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By chandler