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Pedal The Plains Colorado Bike Tour

"The race for the rest of us," Colorado's Pedal The Plains is a light-hearted September road-cycling trek through the state's swaying, expansive eastern plains with plenty of fun on and off the bike for cyclists of all skill levels.
Pedal the Plains
Pedal the Plains

After the success of the first tour in 2012, Pedal The Plains makes a splash every year with a new route, educational activities and entertainment.

Pedal The Plains embraces a flatter, more leisurely pace, where stopping to sample the bounty of the area's farmers' markets, crafts fairs, historic trails and educational farming techniques, as well as concerts, beer gardens, county fairs and a family fun ride are all part of the experience. For those feeling hardier, there's even a scenic century ride. 

2018 Pedal The Plains

The 2018 event will take place Sept. 14–16, but the route has not been announced yet. Check the Pedal The Plains website for more updates. 

2017 Pedal The Plains Route

Day 1: Kersey to Keenesburg
Distance: 50 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,104 feet
Off-the-Bike Events: Eastern plains hospitality and welcome with local organizations providing food and drinks to energize riders for the trip ahead in Kersey; locally sourced dinner and dance at Keenesburg's community park

Day 2: Keenesburg to Brush, passing through Prospect Valley, Fort Morgan
Distance: 62 miles
Elevation Gain: 418 feet
Off-the-Bike Events: Pedal The Plains Party & Festival with live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, local-food-centric booths and plenty of cold Colorado beverages

Day 3: Brush to Kersey, passing through Log Lane Village, Weldona, Orchard
Distance: 65 miles
Elevation Gain: 767 feet
Off-the-Bike Events: Finish-line celebration with country cooking, beer garden, musicians and produce stands (don't miss the Kersey corn and potatoes!)

Learn more about the tour, including its Tread Lightly ethos.