Pedal the Plains: Explore Colorado’s Eastern Plains

Sep 18, 2013

Credit Pedal the Plains

Celebrate the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains by participating in the second annual “Pedal the Plains.”  This year there’s a brand new route for cyclists of all ages and abilities.  Riders will have a chance to taste regional foods, learn about the area from local experts, try their hand at local crafts, enjoy lively entertainment, and experiment, hands-on, with farming techniques.

Participants will experience the hospitality and charm of host communities during the day and in the evening.  This year’s host cities are:

Pedal the Plains will roll through the little towns on the prairie for three days starting Sept. 20.  Online registration has closed, but walk-ins are welcome at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds in Eads on Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.  A map of the route can be found here

Gov. John Hickenlooper has called it, "race for the rest of us."  The towns themselves are the real stars — Eads, Lamar and La Junta — with their easygoing charm and real Old West offerings. Don't miss Picketwire Canyon and Bent's Old Fort

A website full of information is at: