The Julesburg marching band set the stage for the opening ceremonies on Friday morning.

The fourth annual Pedal The Plains bicycle Tour launched from Julesburg, Colorado for a three-day, 155 mile journey through eastern Colorado’s high plains. From September 18th to 20th, participants rode to stops in three host communities: Julesburg, Holyoke and Sterling.

OnSight was on hand for the entire weekend, photographing and posting on six social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Vine, and Flickr) throughout, as well as managing posts from the Plain Pedaler community bloggers.

For the first time in Pedal The Plains history the route took riders over the border into Nebraska.

The ride across Colorado’s Eastern Plains is a celebration of Colorado cycling culture, combining great rides, delicious eats and close friends. Billed as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains is set in the heart of western agriculture, home of the frontier spirit that inspires all of us to keep pedaling. Almost 1,000 cyclists took part in this year’s ride.