Pedal The Plains is a fully supported bike tour. Rider credentials (wristband, bike tag and luggage tag) are your pass to the services provided by Pedal The Plains. On-route benefits include:
- SAG Vehicles
- Aid Stations
- Medical Support
- Bike Techs
- Riding Medics
- Ride Officials
- Course Marshals
- Colorado State Patrol
- Route Signage
Pedal The Plains provides on-route support during posted route hours. This means that if you leave earlier or do not finish by the posted finish there will be no aid stations open or any type of official support to assist you. The key to finishing is just to monitor your time on the road, enjoy the aid/education stops but don’t spend too long!
Friday, 9/13/19 – Lamar to Holly:
- Route Opens: 10:30am – 12:00pm
- Route closes: 4:00pm
Saturday, 9/14/19 – Holly to Springfield
- Route Opens: 6:00am – 8:00am
- Route closes: 5:00pm
Sunday, 9/14/19 – Springfield to Lamar
- Route Opens: 6:00am – 8:00am
- Route closes: 2:00pm
Pedal The Plains has gone to great lengths to assure your safety on this Tour. Stadium Medical will provide two ambulances for emergency medical support on the route each day. Radio-equipped staff members will patrol the route. A volunteer staff of riding medics will also be present. In the event of an emergency, you can identify these individuals by their helmets, fanny packs and arm bands. Riding Medics are MD’s, RN’s or EMT’s and carry most medical supplies provided by St. Anthony Hospital to assist injured riders. St. Anthony Hospital will provide a medical station in each overnight town to assist with ride-related medical problems. Automatic external defibrillators for use both on the Tour route and in host communities are supplied by Zoll.
Aid station will be located on the Tour route every 10 – 15 miles. The Aid Station will have the following:
- Fruit & light snacks
- Skratch Labs hydration drink
- First Aid supplies
- Portalets & hand sanitizer
The above are provided at no charge but there may be local non-profits provided items for sale such as baked goods and homemade root beer! Please carry cash so you don’t miss out!
IMPORTANT: PLEASE ENSURE YOU FILL UP YOUR WATER BOTTLES AT EVERY AID STATION!
On-route Lunch Stops
As a part of your registration, lunch will be provide each day of the Tour at designated locations on the route. Lunches will feature Colorado products and will be prepared and served by local Colorado FFA Foundation chapters.
Wrench-hands located at aid stations will be available to assist you if you have mechanical difficulties on the route. Each rider must carry and know how to use equipment to patch and change tires.
“SAG” (Support & Gear) vehicles
If you are unable to ride, SAG vehicles will be available to transport you and your bicycle. Please do not misuse this important support service as they are there to help riders in need. If you need assistance, please pull as far off the road as possible and wait for a vehicle to pass. SAG & Tour Vehicles have decals on the side of the vehicles. Give a thumbs up if you need assistance.
If you feel that you have not seen a vehicle after waiting a period of time please call one of the numbers on your wristband:
- Route safety marshals
- Colorado State Patrol support
- Route marking and signage
FFA COOL WEATHER GEAR CHECK
Worried about starting the ride in those cooler fall temperatures, and then not knowing what to do with your gear once you warm up? Don’t worry! Colorado FFA Found has you covered and will be providing a “Cool Weather Gear Check’ on Day 2 and Day 3 of the Tour. FFA volunteers will be onsite at the first aid Station to receive your gear, and will provide you with a free draw-string bag to transport it. Guests can claim their gear at the bike corral at the HQ location.