Participants of the 3-Day tour are responsible for getting themselves to the start line in Ordway on 9/16. Weekend long parking will be available in Ordway if you wish to drive your own vehicle and park it until Sunday, 9/18; 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.
Participants of the Century Ride are responsible for getting themselves to the start line in Fowler on 9/17.
Shuttles will then be available, on 9/17 and 9/18 to return participants and their bikes from La Junta to Fowler at the following times:
9/17 – 4:30 p.m.
9/17 – 7:30 p.m.
9/18 – 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 La Junta on Saturday 9/17.
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.
Ordway – weekend Long Parking
North of Practice Field at Crowley County High School in Ordway. Access from 9th St., ½ block west of Main St.
Thursday 9/15, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9/16, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 for the weekend (Thursday, 9/15 – Sunday, 9/18)
Private Support Parking
Parking will be identified in each host community for private support vehicles & RV’s. Specific locations and details will be outlined on the website and the Rider Almanac at a later date.
Century Ride Parking
Overnight parking for century riders will be available in Fowler on 9/17. Please check back in June for more information.
Family Fun Ride Parking
Parking for Family Fun Ride participants will be available in La Junta on 9/17.
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 Ordway. 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
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 15 will be available before the event starts. Arrangements have been made for people to camp at the Crowley County High School in the gym and on the football field and school Lawn; 602 Main Street, Ordway CO 81063.
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 Ordway, please use the contacts provided:
Orday: Peggy Davis; 719-469-1828, Pegdavis61@gmail.com
Fowler: coming soon!
La Junta: Beverly Babb; 719-383-0171, firstname.lastname@example.org – $25
Let’s say $25 a night.
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.
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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.
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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.