In April 2012, Governor Hickenlooper and The Denver Post launched a one-of-a-kind cycling event celebrating the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Described by the Governor as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains (PTP) seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in a unique, educational, and healthy recreational experience. Based on the success of the inaugural tour, PTP returns in 2013 making an even bigger splash with a brand-new route, host communities, interactive educational activities and lively entertainment.
Each cyclists will have a chance to increase their awareness of the Eastern Plains by tasting the food grown in the region, learning from local experts, exploring points of interest, meeting local farmers and educators and trying their hand at local crafts and farming techniques. Participants will experience the hospitality and charm of a new host community each day and in the evening, one will trade in their Lycra for Levis in preparation for good eats and libations, some homespun entertainment and live music.
In September, the party is on the Plains!