Become 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 as 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. 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.
Check out the 2017 Plain Pedalers!
Wow, I can’t believe it’s over!September 19, 2017
Keenesburg to Brush!September 17, 2017
From Kersey to Keenesburg – What a wild ride it’s been!September 16, 2017
Lions and tornados and beetles, oh my!September 16, 2017
Dearfield, ColoradoSeptember 15, 2017
Michener’s ‘Centennial’ and Pedal The Plains 2017September 15, 2017
Riding bikes is one of the best ways to exploreSeptember 15, 2017
SpinningGypsySeptember 14, 2017
TheFrugalAndFreeCoupleSeptember 14, 2017
PlantsArmstrongSeptember 14, 2017
TheStoryTellerSeptember 14, 2017
All candidates must be participating in this year’s ride. Winning Plain Pedalers will receive a free entry into the 2018 Tour!
How it works:
1. Submit an entry by completing the application (coming soon!)
The first step is to submit a photo with a caption, some vital stats, an explanation of why you want to be a Plain Pedaler, and what unique perspective, or identity, you’d bring to the ride. Your personal photo should be selected for humor or to express your love of cycling – people will be voting on their favorites, so choose wisely.
Your essay entry (in 500 words or less) can be about anything involving cycling. Tell us about why you ride, how you include your family in your hobby, amazing photos of bike culture or past cycling trips, the intensity of the pain you experience while riding. We’re looking for folks who share our wild enthusiasm for the sport, but beyond that the sky’s the limit! In your entry describe why you’d be a good Plain Pedaler. Be sure to include any special skills, like photography, writing, or even a social media obsession!
You entries are due by July 4, 2018.
2. The applications will be sent to a committee of judges including the PTP Tour Director and some of the 2017 Plain Pedalers.
By July 31st the 2018 Plain Pedalers will be announced!