Getting There | Parking Info | Bike Shipping | Lodging and Camping | Meals | Route Support

Getting There

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Participants of the 3-Day Tour are responsible for their own transportation to and from Eads. 

Participants of the Century Ride are responsible to get themselves to the start line in Lamar.
Shuttles will then be available, both Saturday afternoon 9/21 and Sunday morning 9/22, to return participants and their bikes from La Junta to Lamar.

Participants of the Family Fun Ride are responsible for their own transportation to and from Eads on Sunday 9/22.

Parking Information (Weekend, Spectator & RV)

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Parking will be clearly marked as you arrive at each destination.  Please note that parking is subject to change, so check for updates.


Weekend Parking, Spectator Parking and RV Parking
Kiowa County Fairgrounds
15103 Hwy 287 at County Rd S
Eads, CO 81036
*Parking is available for $10 for the weekend (Thursday, 9/19 – Sunday, 9/22)


Spectator & RV Parking
Lamar Community Building
610 S. 6th Street
Lamar, CO 81502
*Please park on the following streets: Pearl St. between 7th & 9th and Park St. between 7th & 9th

Lamar Middle School
104 W. Park Street
Lamar, CO 81502


Spectator & RV Parking
Otreo Junior College
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050

Bike Shipping

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Have your Bike Waiting for You, instead of You Waiting for your Bike!

If you’re flying to Pedal The Plains or don’t want the hassle of dealing with your bike on the way to the start town, we encourage you to ship your bike directly to the start location in Eads. High Country Shipping (HCS), a registered FedEx/UPS shipper, will ship all bikes to and from the event. If you contact HCS, they will arrange all the details, send you shipping labels in advance, monitor your shipment, and e-mail you when it arrives.

For more information visit highcountryshipping.com or call 877.231.1363.

Lodging and Camping

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Indoor & Outdoor Camping

Indoor and outdoor camping space will be provided to riders free of charge. Indoor group accommodations are traditionally school gymnasiums and space is limited. You must provide your own sleeping bag and pad. Outdoor camping will be hosted on ball fields. You must provide your own sleeping bag, pad and tent. Showers and toilets will be available for those staying at Pedal The Plain’s official headquarter sites.

Premier Camping Services

Valet services are provided by The Sherpa Packer Ltd.  They will provide you with a tent and camping gear and will transport and set-up in each town. Packages include Full Sherpa Service for one and/or two people. For pricing and reservations, please visit sherpapacker.com or call 720-331-2401.

Private Home Stay Program

The purpose of the Private Home Stay Program is to provide cyclists who prefer not to camp or stay at hotels with a bed and a bathroom.  It is a great way for cyclists to meet local residents and learn more about the community they’re passing through. By reserving a room, at a very modest price, through the Private Home Stay Program, you will not only enjoy the comforts of home…you will help generate revenue for a deserving group or organization in the area. This fall, La Junta will be participating in the program. To be assigned a host family, please contact Beverly Babb by phone 719-383-0171 or email bbabb1120@msn.com.

Hotels, Motels and B&Bs & Personal Luggage Service

Alpine Cycle Connection (ACC) will provide accommodation and luggage services for Pedal The Plains cyclists. You are encouraged to submit requests for hotels, motels, fine B&B’s and luggage service as soon as possible. Requests will be handled on a first come first serve basis. For reservations, please visit cyclewithalpine.com.

RV Rentals

Colorado RV: Ride The West will provide PTP participants with a discount on 3-day rentals. For more information on this special offer or to make a reservation, please call 303-806-0132.


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Cyclists are responsible for all their meals. Host towns will be serving low-cost community meals as fundraisers for local nonprofits, and all restaurants will be open.

Route Support

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Pedal The Plains is a fully supported event, complete with medical personnel and Colorado State Patrol motor troopers. Aid Stations will be supplied with fruit, light snacks, water and Skratch Labs mix at no charge. Food vendors will also be present at aid stations and will serve more hearty items a la carte. Bike technicians will be available to assist you in the event you have mechanical difficulties on the route – they will be located at each aid station.  Cyclists should, however, carry and know how to use equipment to patch and change tires. SAG vehicles will be available to transport you and your bicycle forward should you be unable to ride.

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