What is a Plain Pedaler?
Every year Pedal The Plains selects 3 to 5 Tour participants who share our excitement for the ride to become guest bloggers a part of the Plain Pedaler Program. You will have the opportunity to tell your story through photos and blog posts as you train during the weeks leading up to the event and while you explore the state during the ride itself. Your pictures and posts will be featured on the Pedal The Plains website and shared via social media.
Who is the ideal Plain Pedaler?
The perfect Plain Pedaler is someone with an interesting perspective and a knack for storytelling. Plain Pedalers will be selected to write with a specific focus based on their walk of life and their identity. Are you “The Family Guy” or “The Athlete”? Maybe you are “The Professional” or “The Mom”? If you think your lifestyle can give a unique perspective to the Pedal The Plains experience, you may be the Plain Pedaler we are looking for. Interested applicants will submit a photo, along with an explanation of why they want to be a Plain Pedaler and what unique perspective they would bring to the ride. Next, we post all submissions on the Pedal The Plains social media networks. The public (including your friends) will vote for their favorites and the winners will move on to the next round. Early entries are encouraged – the sooner you enter, the sooner you can start collecting votes! Folks who receive the most votes on social media will advance to the 2nd round where their written entries and perspectives will be examined by event organizers. We’ll be looking for writing or photography chops, where you’re from and what angle you’ll be bringing to the blogging, as well as your ability to meet the program requirements. Winners will be contacted, announced on social media and posted on the PTP website.
All candidates must be participating in this year’s ride. Winning Plain Pedalers will receive a free entry into the 2017 Tour! More details will be posted in the Spring. Stay tuned!