If you missed the inaugural Pedal The Plains Ride, there’s plenty of ways to catch up! The event was a major success, with close to a thousand riders (including Governor Hickenlooper) tackling the rolling hills of the Eastern Plains of Colorado.
- Denver Post coverage on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.
- Reports from our Plain Pedaler correspondents.
- Pedal The Plains Facebook page and Twitter feed, featuring tons of pics, updates, and comments from participants and sponsors.
- Day 1 PTP blog:
The first day of the first ever Viaero Wireless Pedal The Plains is in the books, and what a great day it was. It dawned crisp, calm, and clear, with volunteers bustling around Old Thresher’s Village in Yuma. Riders and locals pouring into the village over the course of the. Pics from Day 1.
- Day 2 PTP blog:
Saturday brought a headwind to frustrate riders, but also rolling hills, gorgeous vistas, and educational stops including tours of the historical Beecher Island battle ground. Trivia signage dotted the roadside to keep cyclists alert and informed about the history and industry of the local countryside. Pics from Day 2 and Party on the Plains.
- Day 3 PTP blog:
A slight overcast on Sunday allowed riders to ease more smoothly into the morning, and kept temperatures seasonably cool and pleasant throughout the day. After loosening up sore muscles heading west into a stiff and chilly headwind, the course turned northward, and the wind assisted riders along. Over rolling sage-brush hills, through now-familiar corn crops, past farmsteads both active and abandoned, and alongside some unexpected spectators, cyclists pedaled the ride’s longest leg, covered over 80 miles. Pics from Day 3.
Pedal The Plains was designed to provide numerous economic benefits and opportunities for host communities’ lodging, restaurant, retail businesses, as well as entertainment, community meals, home stays and transportation.
All event proceeds will benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of Future Farmers of America, 4-H and Rural Solutions.