Three northeast Colorado towns will host the sixth annual Pedal the Plains, a three-day series of bicycle riding options in mid-September, which highlight the rural way of life.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that Kersey, Keenesburg, and Brush are the three Colorado towns being featured in this year's ride. The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg is one of several attractions along the 177-mile route.
"There's no better way to connect with our rural communities than by taking time out to ride a bike through them," said Governor Hickenlooper.
This year's Pedal the Plans offers option for every skill level of rider. There's a Century-Plus Ride for those who like to take on 114 miles in one day and a Family Fun Ride that fits all ages.
"Pedal the Plains provides a unique opportunity for riders of all ages and experience levels to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and sun-drenched terrain of Colorado's plains," said Tour Director Renee Wheelock.
Pedal the Plains celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of the Eastern Plains of Colorado. This ride is an opportunity for cyclists to learn about farming, ranching, and other local industries while experiencing the unique culture, history, and landscape of Eastern Plains communities.
Registration is now open online at www.pedaltheplains.com for the September 15-17 event.