Pedal The Plains
Save the dates for September 13-15, 2019 for The Denver Post Pedal The Plains!
Pedal The Plains is Colorado’s end-of-season cycling bash, capping off our world-class cycling event calendar mid-September. A true, two-wheeled celebration of Colorado’s Eastern Plains, Pedal The Plains includes barbecues and on-route tours of working farms and historic sites along with nightly live music and entertainment. Proceeds from Pedal The Plains benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation in support of Colorado FFA and Colorado 4-H.
This annual cycling event 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 80 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.
Pedal The Plains is a Signature Event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and helps support nonprofit agencies that work to improve the lives of Coloradans in the towns hosting the Tour. Pedal The Plains and The Denver Post Community Foundation Grant Program allow us to provide a $3,000 grant to a deserving organization in each host community along with a $7,000 grant to Colorado 4-H and Colorado FFA Foundation. The Grant Program funds nonprofit organizations that provide services for low-income children and youth through community programs that support recreation and/ or youth education.
Register for Pedal the Plains
Registration is open! Choose from one of the one-day rides, the full three-day tour, or the Peaks to Plains package which gives you discounted registration to both Ride The Rockies and Pedal The Plains!