DENVER (CBS4)– Cycling continues to be a big event in Colorado and now there’s another way to see the state on two wheels: Pedal The Plains.
The inaugural bike tour is Sept. 21-23. It is a 120 mile ride with host cities of Yuma, Wray and Burlington.
Gov. John Hickenlooper believes the ride is a great way to showcase the natural and historic beauty that many Coloradans don’t always get to see.
“It really is breathtaking whether you’re looking at the wonderfully preserved parts of the Santa Fe Trail in southeastern Colorado, Bent’s Fort has been restored beautifully. These are sights that a lot of people have heard about but they never get to go visit. This will be a great experience to go out and visit,” said Hickenlooper.
Organizers hope the ride will become an annual event and a big economic draw for communities across the plains.
Other bicycling events in Colorado that have become very popular include Ride The Rockies and the Pro Cycling Challenge.