What is Pedal The Plains?
Pedal The Plains (PTP), a signature event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of Colorado. This annual cycling event began in 2012 and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of the Eastern Plains of Colorado. The ride creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching, while experiencing the culture, history and landscape of Colorado’s high plains. The Tour incorporates interactive on-route experiences by staging rest stops on farms, posting educational points of interest and serving community meals composed of locally sourced food. In addition to farm fresh meals, entertainment will also include a beer garden and local flair from country bands to existing harvest festivals and county fairs. Host communities benefit economically through associated fundraising initiatives and the influx of riders and their families. Vehicles for economic gain include, but are not limited to, food and beverage sales, lodging, retail and entertainment.
PTP is a 3 day tour (Friday through Sunday) that averages 50 to 70 miles per day. The event includes a family fun ride for novice cyclists and a century option for seasoned riders. The route is unique every year, highlighting different communities, based on requests for proposal and an internal selection process. Scheduled for September 15 – 17, 2017, this event is the end of the cycling season bash and garners the attention of many.
Proceeds from Pedal The Plains benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of Future Farmers of America and Colorado 4-H.
Registration opens end of April and remains open until the end of August. Please visit www.pedaltheplains.com for more details!