Congratulations on completing the 2015 Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour presented by Viaero Wireless! We hope you had a terrific experience and plan to join us again next year.
In This Newsletter:
Numerous educational signs were planted along the route throughout the ride to educate cyclists about what they were seeing, hearing and smelling as they pedaled along. In case you missed a sign or two, here they are!
All Things Social
Missing PTP already? You can relive the whole experience on social media!
And don’t forget: route announcements and other special opportunities are usually announced first on our Facebook, so make sure to connect with us there!
You probably came across a goathead or two along the route and needed a helping hand from our friendly bike techs! Year after year these hard working mechanics have swapped out your flats, oiled up your chains, fixed the squeak in your breaks and sent you on your way. We would like to give a big shout out to Wheat Ridge Cyclery, Bicycle Doctor, Campus Cycles, Treads Bicycle Outfitters. We look forward to seeing them again next year!
Have you recently caught yourself bragging to friends and family about your Pedal The Plains adventure but lack the photos to back it up? Individual photos taken throughout the Tour by Sundance Images are available on their website. Visit Sundance Images for further details on how to purchase your favorite pictures.
PTP Technical Gear
You were probably having too much fun during Pedal The Plains and did not have a chance to stop by the Merchandise Tent to scope out the Primal technical gear…but don’t fret, it’s not too late! Commemorate your 2015 experience with bibs, shorts, Gemini tanks, arm warmers and cycling caps. Visit our shop page to place your order today. All major credit cards and checks are accepted.
In an effort to enhance your experience at next year’s Pedal The Plains, an electronic survey was emailed to all participants following the ride. If you did not receive the survey, it may be accessed by clicking here. We greatly value our cyclist’s feedback. We encourage you to take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts.
Lost & Found
Not much was lost during the Tour, but there were a few pieces found! Lost and found items may be claimed by calling PTP at 303-954-6701 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a detailed description of the item(s), including size(s) and brand(s), when applicable, and we will check to see if your item found its way back to Denver.
Colorado Creative Industries; Community Canvas
Community Canvas is a special component of Pedal The Plains supported by Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) and designed to share the story of landscapes, landmarks and life as it is now and how it used to be on the Plains. Not only will this create a lasting legacy in each area, but the process will also establish a model for future public art endeavors and unite the communities in a celebration of their unique assets. Julesburg and Sterling each chose to participate in the program this year and received a sponsorship of $1,000 from
CCI to put towards a unique piece of public art, which was unveiled in each community during the ride. This is the third year that Community Canvas has been a part of Pedal The Plains and its popularity continues to grow.
Julesburg artist Randy Renquist created a sculpture to welcome Pedal The Plains guests by welding together upcycled bicycle parts. The sculpture was located on the Sedgwick County Courthouse property and was visible during the opening ceremony.
Sterling secured funding from OEDIT to match their $1,000 grant and compiled three different art projects within their community. The following art projects were on display throughout Sterling during Pedal The Plains:
- Trellis for life, created by artist Brad Rhea, is located at Pioneer Park, 17615 Hwy 14. Cyclists from the Family Fun Ride rode under the Trellis as they entered the park.
- Modern art stainless bike rack, constructed by Karen Foote is located at 315 Main St.
- Bike themed scare crows that could be seen all around town during the Tour.