Cyclists Excited For ‘Pedal The Plains’

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.

pedal map Cyclists Excited For Pedal The Plains

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“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.

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