Pedal The Plains
September 15-17, 2017
Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush
3-Day Tour, Century Ride and Family Fun Ride
Saddle Up! It’s going to be a wild ride. The sixth annual Pedal The Plains is taking place September 15-17 and will be cruising through the host communities of Kersey, Keenesburg and Brush! With a 3-Day Tour, Century-plus and Family Fun Ride, Pedal The Plains has a ride option the whole family can enjoy!
There is no better way to experience the rolling hills, majestic bluffs and native grasslands of the Eastern Plains than from the seat of a bicycle. In 2017, cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to pedal on a tour through Weld and Morgan County – passing by family farms, livestock farms, reservoirs, and some of our state’s proud landmarks including The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
The majority of cyclists will participate in a 3-Day, fully-supported bicycle tour, covering anywhere from 50 to 65 miles per stage. The Century-plus option gives cyclists on the multi-day tour a chance to push their limits and go the extra, extra miles, or it may also be purchased by others as a single-day offering. The Century-plus Ride will take cyclists from Keenesburg through Fort Morgan, Stoneham and Snyder before ending in Brush, Colorado. Those who prefer a route with an emphasis on fun over fitness, may saddle-up for the Family Fun Ride. The route will begin and end at Memorial Park in Brush; touring the charming downtown of Brush, and will include a costume and best decorated bike contest as well as a number of fun games and prizes!
Each ride option of Pedal The Plains incorporates interactive learning experiences that showcase significant points of interest along the route. At each of these stops, cyclists will have a chance to dismount and learn about a particular point-of-interest by meeting an expert, viewing an exhibit or taking a short tour. Be a part of the Passport Program and challenge yourself to stop at all of the educational exhibits along the route each day. You will find your passport in the Mapbook that you’ll receive during registration. At the end of each day’s ride, check in at the Information Tent and show the PTP staff your stamps for a chance to win prizes! A Passport Program Prize Drawing will take place at the entertainment site each evening. Don’t miss out; you must be present to win!
Online registration is open now until August 27th on pedaltheplains.com. Walk ons are also welcome. Registration includes: camping space, showers, transportation of one bag during the Tour (up to 70 lbs), shuttle services, admission to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, entertainment in host towns, aid stations, bike techs, SAG vehicles, medical support, a PTP jersey and water bottle, on-route lunch, rider’s map book, and a finisher’s medal. 3-Day cyclists may also elect to ride the “Century-plus” Ride on Saturday, free of charge.
“Having ridden all of the previous Pedal the Plains bicycle tours (and 30 Ride the Rockies tours), I enthusiastically encourage anyone who loves cycling and our state to participate in Pedal the Plains in eastern Colorado in September. Our eastern plains are beautiful and rich with interesting history, the route is fun, and the hospitality of the townspeople, farmers and ranchers will delight you. I promise: PTP will fill your senses more than you can imagine. Come ride with us on Pedal the Plains!”
– Don Richards, PTP participant
“Have you ever been on a John Deere combine wearing bike shorts? How about a hayride around a cattle ranch wearing bike cleats? Have you held an owl wearing a special leather glove over your bike gloves? How about pedaling to historic monuments or a wind farm in Colorado’s eastern plains? I have. Over the period of four years, during the three-day Pedal The Plains, my two-wheel metal companion has taken me there. Not alone however. We are served with the same superb support along the route that Ride The Rockies runs. It’s not about the bike, it’s about fun in the plains! I’m looking forward to the fifth ride, and there’s every reason you should too!”
-Sue Ann Miles, PTP Enthusiast