“The Ride for the Rest of Us” was Held Sept. 16-18
The 154 mile, three-day ride took more than 850 cyclists through the southern Colorado towns of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta for the 5th anniversary of the event. With close to 20 educational stops and signage along the route, the riders were immersed in rural highlights, trivia and fun facts to keep them pedaling down the country roads. During the safety overview came the warning to look out for snakes and tarantulas crossing the highways, two things no cyclist would want to run over! One of the many benefits of taking part in Pedal The Plains is the focus on featuring locally grown ingredients all weekend, honoring the pride and rich culture the plains have to offer.
The Denver Post Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is produced in partnership with the Governor’s Office. Governor John Hickenlooper and former Publisher and current Chairman of The Denver Post Dean Singleton dreamt up this event over a discussion on how to showcase the culture and beauty of eastern Colorado. The Governor refers to Pedal The Plains as “The Ride For The Rest of Us,” as a nod towards The Denver Post Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour through the majestic Rocky Mountains. Each year Pedal The Plains grows in numbers and each year the cyclists are treated to the charm and hospitality from some of the friendliest people in Colorado.
Proceeds benefited The Denver Post Community Foundation. For more information on The Denver Post Pedal The Plains, click here.