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

Getting There

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3-Day Tour
Participants of the 3-Day tour are responsible for getting themselves to the start line in Julesburg on 9/18. Weekend long parking will be available in Julesburg if you wish to drive your own vehicle and park it until Sunday, 9/20; hours and pricing are listed below.

We also encourage you to check our Facebook PTP Forum page if interested in coordinating rides with other participants.

Century Ride
Participants of the Century Ride are responsible for getting themselves to the start line in Holyoke on 9/19.
Shuttles will then be available, on 9/19 and 9/20 to return participants and their bikes from Sterling to Holyoke at the following times:
9/19 – 4:30 p.m.
9/19 – 7:30 p.m.
9/20 – 8:00 a.m.

A reservation email will be sent to registered participants in August.

Family Fun Ride
Participants of the Family Fun Ride are responsible for their own transportation to and from Sterling on Saturday 9/19.

Parking Information (Weekend, Private Support & 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 Long Parking
218 West 10th St., Julesburg CO, 80787 –  10th & Cedar St. –  access from Walnut St. or Pine St. as Cedar will be closed.
Thursday 9/17, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9/18, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 for the weekend (Thursday, 9/17 – Sunday, 9/20), proceeds benefit the Junior Class at Julesburg High School

Private Support Parking

Parking available on streets surrounding Courthouse. NOTE: Cedar St. will be closed as well as 3rd St.  & 4th St. between Cedar St.  and Pine St. Additional parking is available at Julesburg High School, 3 blocks from the Courthouse .

Julesburg High School – street parking on neighboring streets near the school; no parking on Cedar St as it will be closed.
102 W 6th St
Julesburg, CO 80737

RV Parking
Julesburg Depot Museum; on 1st street between Walnut & Pine

Additional RV Parking
Pony Express RV Park
20821 CR 28, Julesburg, CO
Contact: Kay Blochowitz, 970-466-1543, ponyexstop@pctelecom.coop
Cost: $25.00 w/s/e
Reservations required

Sedgwick County Fairgrounds
17000 CR 41.5, Julesburg, CO
Contact: Tracy Kizer, 970-474-3491, tk@pctelecom.coop
Cost: $25.00 w/s/e
Reservations recommended

Private Support Parking
Holyoke High School - Street Parking around the school and football field on S. Reynolds, E. Kellogg, S. Morlan and E. Gordon Street.
545 E. Hale
Holyoke, CO 80734
Overflow is the West side of grass lot located on the south side of the 1000 Block of East Gordon


Holyoke School – parking lots
326 E Kellogg St
Holyoke, CO 80734

RV Parking
South side of 1000 block of E. Gordon St. – East side of grass lot
Holyoke, CO 80734

Additional RV parking
Harvest Park
Phillips County Fairgrounds
22505 US Hwy 385 (North of Stoplight)
Holyoke, CO 80734
Contact: Dan Waln, 970-466-0482, daniel.waln@phillipscounty.co
Cost: $25.00 first night (includes water, sewer and electric)
A courtesy call is appreciated

Century Ride Parking
Dirt lot, corner of S. High School Ave & E. Gordon St.
Holyoke, CO 80734


Private Support Parking
Logan County Fairgrounds – Adjacent to High School
1120 Pawnee Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751

RV Parking
Logan County Fairgrounds – Adjacent to High School
1120 Pawnee Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751
*Hook-ups available for $15

Family Fun Ride Parking
City Parking Lot – Corner of Poplar & North Front Street
104 Poplar Street
Sterling, CO 80751

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 Julesburg. 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 and is first come, first serve. 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.

Camping on Thursday, September 17 will be available before the event starts. Arrangements have been made for people to pitch tents at Julesburg High School at 102 West Sixth Street, southeast lawn. Indoor camping is available at the High School in the gymnasium and showers will be accessible after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and must be cleared out by 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

Premier Camping Services

Let the Sherpa Packer take care of all your camping needs during the tour. Minimize the camping hassle and spend more time enjoying the host communities and making new friends along the Eastern Plains! The Himalaya Tent Service for PTP includes:

•  9’ x 9’ dome tent that is set up, torn down and transported by Sherpa
•  Sleeping Bag with fleece liner and air mattress
•  Daily clean towel and washcloth
•  Comfy camp chair for the weekend
•  Haul one 35 pound bag
•  Community charging station, basic bike tools, cleaning rags and air pumps

Call 303-210-6095 for reservations or visit sherpapacker.com.

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.

To make a reservation in Holyoke or Sterling, please use the contacts provided:
Holyoke: Tom Bennett; 970-854-2227 or 970-520-4027 – $25; proceeds benefit the Holyoke Youth Soccer Program
Sterling: Amanda Paston 970 580-2548, amandapaston@hotmail.com – $25 donation to Family Resource Center

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’s Ride The West RV Rental will provide PTP participants with a generous discount on daily rates. For more information on this special offer or to make a reservation, please call 303-806-0132.


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A designated lunch stop will be identified on the route and a catered lunch will be prepared and served by local FFA chapters and provided, at no cost, to 3-Day Tour participants and Century Ride participants. Host towns will be serving low-cost community breakfast and dinner as fundraisers for local organizations, and all restaurants will be open.

The on-route lunch and in town community meal providers are encouraged to use locally sourced products when possible. These products will be highlighted on a ‘source board’ during each meal.

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 mix at no charge. 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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