In April 2012 the former Governor, John Hickenlooper, and The Denver Post launched this 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 seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in a unique, educational and healthy recreational experience. Local communities host the riders with lodging, meals, entertainment and great hospitality. Three events are offered: a 3-day Tour, Century Ride and Family Fun Ride.