Pedal the Plains set for Sept. 16-18, going through Ordway, Fowler and La Junta
Gov. John Hickenlooper, The Denver Post Community Foundation and presenting sponsor Viaero Wireless recently announced the route for the 2016 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour.
Now in its fifth year, an estimated 1,000 riders will spin through southeast Colorado covering 151 miles over the course of three days. From Sept. 16-18, participants will visit the host communities of Ordway, Fowler and La Junta, while touring a number of scenic, historical and agricultural stops along the way.
“The bar is high for our fifth Pedal The Plains,” Hickenlooper said. “Every year this event gets better and we’re looking forward to celebrating our frontier heritage, exploring our Eastern Plains communities and raising funds to benefit tomorrow’s agricultural leaders.”
The ride across Colorado’s Eastern Plains is a celebration of Colorado cycling culture, combining great rides, delicious eats and close friends. Billed as “a ride for the rest of us,” Pedal The Plains is set in the heart of western agriculture, home of the frontier spirit that inspires all of us to keep pedaling.
Each year, Colorado Corn, along with many other ag organizations, takes part in the event, helping sponsor it, and also setting up an educational stop along the route, to connect with the riders, many of whom come from urban areas and are eager to learn more about corn production and ag in general.
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The Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee work on behalf of more than 4,000 corn producers through market development, communications, research and technical assistance. See more about the work of both organizations and to see the TRUTHS about Ethanol, please visit www.coloradocorn.com.