Every year Ride The Rockies selects 3 to 5 Tour participants who share our excitement for the ride to become guest bloggers a part of the Peak Pedaler Program. They will have the opportunity to tell their story through photos and blog posts as they train during the weeks leading up to the event and while they explore the state during the ride itself. Their pictures and posts will be featured on the Ride The Rockies website and shared via social media.
Who is the ideal Peak Pedaler?
The perfect Peak Pedaler is someone with an interesting perspective and a knack for storytelling. Peak Pedalers will be selected to write with a specific focus based on their walk of life and their identity. Are you “The Family Guy” or “The Athlete”? Maybe you are “The Professional” or “The Mom”? If you think your lifestyle can give a unique perspective to the Ride The Rockies experience, you may be the Peak Pedaler we are looking for. See examples here, but be creative!
Interested applicants will submit a photo, along with an explanation of why they want to be a Peak Pedaler and what unique perspective they would bring to the ride. Next, we post all submissions on the Ride The Rockies social media networks. The public (including your friends) will vote for their favorites and the winners will move on to the next round. Early entries are encouraged – the sooner you enter, the sooner you can start collecting votes!
Folks who receive the most votes on social media will advance to the 2nd round where their written entries and perspectives will be examined by event organizers. We’ll be looking for writing or photography chops, where you’re from and what angle you’ll be bringing to the blogging, as well as your ability to meet the program requirements. Winners will be contacted, announced on social media and posted on the RTR website.
All candidates must be accepted into the 2016 Tour. Winning Peak Pedalers will receive a guaranteed entry into the 2017 Tour (this allows you to bypass the lottery, but you are still responsible for the registration fee).