Denver Post Community Foundation
5990 Washington St Denver CO 80216
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Pedal The Plains (PTP) is a bicycle tour of Colorado, a signature event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of
Pedal The Plains (PTP) is a bicycle tour of Colorado, a signature event of The Denver Post Community Foundation and an initiative of The Denver Post and the State of Colorado. This Tour strives to strengthen community ties by fostering individual connections and fueling economic development by bringing tourism to the eastern plains, and giving locals the opportunity to educate others on their town and businesses. This one-of-a-kind annual bike tour of Colorado began in 2012 and celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Described by the Governor as “a ride for the rest of us”, Pedal The Plains seeks to engage riders of all abilities, from seasoned cyclists to first-time riders, in an educational and recreational experience.
The heart and spirit of Colorado lies just as much in the eastern plains as it does the Rocky Mountains. Pedal the Plains brings riders on a bike tour of Colorado that highlights these three communities that still embody that raw pioneer spirit and a dedication to the land. The event will incorporate interactive on-route experiences by staging rest stops on farms, posting educational points of interest and includes locally sourced food for a farm to table experience. Each evening in the host towns, participants will experience the hospitality and charm of a new community and trade in their Lycra for Levis while they enjoy local entertainment, food, and fun in a form that highlights the uniqueness of each town.
PTP is a 3 day bicycle tour of Colorado (Friday through Sunday) that averages 50 to 80 miles per day. The event includes two Century options for seasoned riders. The route is unique every year, highlighting different communities. This event is the end of the cycling season bash and garners the attention of many.
10 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 12 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Colorado Eastern Plains
101 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202
Whether you’re a passionate leaf peeper, dedicated big mountain rider, or simply seeking a great way to spend a fall weekend in Colorado, the first annual RTR Getaway Cottonwood Classic
Whether you’re a passionate leaf peeper, dedicated big mountain rider, or simply seeking a great way to spend a fall weekend in Colorado, the first annual RTR Getaway Cottonwood Classic has something for you.
Starting and finishing in Crested Butte, this 194-mile, three-day semi-supported tour makes a clockwise loop around the heart of Colorado’s central Rockies. Along the way you’ll climb up and over some of the state’s most iconic climbs, including the newly paved Cottonwood Pass, Monarch Pass, and Ohio Pass. Total uphill pedaling for this long weekend, October 1-3, 2021, is just a shade under 13,400 feet, all of it above 7,000 feet, including the tour’s highpoint of 12,126 feet atop Cottonwood Pass.
- Thursday, September 30, 2021 – Packet Pick-up: Crested Butte
- Friday, October 1, 2021 – Salida
- Saturday, October 2, 2021 – Gunnison
- Sunday, October 3, 2021 – Crested Butte
1 (Friday) 6:00 am - 3 (Sunday) 4:00 pm