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JULESBURG HOLYOKE STERLINGSeptember 18-20, 20152015RiderAlmanac3-DAY TOUR | FAMILY FUN RIDE | CENTURY RIDE1


Table of ContentsPOLICIES & PROCEDURESWhat is PTP? ............................... 3Dates to Remember......................... 3Registration/Packet Pick-Up................. 5Cancellation/Refund Policy.................. 5Ride Safe, Ride Smart ....................... 5Riding in a Paceline......................... 6Aid Station Etiquette........................ 7Emergencies ............................... 7PREPARING FOR THE PLAINSPTP Event Timeline ......................... 8Transportation ............................. 9Lodging..................................9-11- Camping................................ 9- Sherpa Packer.......................... 10- Private Home Stay Program..............11- Hotels, Motels and B&B’s.................11- RV Rentals .............................11What to Pack/Equipment .................. 10Get your Body Ready .................... 11-13- Training ................................11- Nutrition .............................. 12- Refuel for Recovery..................... 14Get your Bike Ready .....................15-16- Boxing your Bike ....................... 15- Shipping & Receiving ................... 16- Bike Shop Coupon ..................... 16ON THE ROUTE3-Day Full Tour Map ....................... 17- Day 1 Map............................... 18- Day 2 Map............................... 19- Day 3 Map...............................20Century Ride Map.......................... 21Family Fun Ride Map ....................... 22Education On-Route Learning .............. 23Support Services........................... 24- SAG Vehicles........................... 24- Aid Stations ........................... 24- Bike Technicians ....................... 24- Medical................................ 24Weather/Climate........................... 25Private Support Vehicles ................... 25IN THE TOWNSHost Communities ......................26-28HQ, Entertainment & Parking Details .....29-33Information Tent...........................34Support Services........................34-35- Baggage ..............................34- Bicycle Corral .......................... 35- Sports Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Beer Garden & Entertainment .............. 36Meals.................................. 37-38DPCF ..................................... 39Community Initiative Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40Photography ..............................40Tour End Celebration .......................40Tread Lightly .............................. 41Merchandise...............................42Demos ...................................42Volunteer Staff ............................422


What isPedal The Plains?Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour is an annual 3-Day rideacross Colorado’s High Plains. A celebration of Coloradocycling culture, this landmark event combines great rides,delicious eats and close friends.The Denver Post and the State of Colorado have joinedtogether to create this unique event set in Colorado’sagricultural heartland, home of the frontier spirit thatinspires all of us to keep pedaling.All event proceeds will benefit the Eastern Plains hostcommunities as well as The Denver Post CommunityFoundation in support of Future Farmers of America andColorado 4-H.DATES TO REMEMBEROnline Registration Deadline August 31Cancellation Deadline August 31Denver Post PTP Special Section September 13Registration/Packet Pick-Up3-Day Tour September 18Century Ride September 18 & 19Family Fun Ride September 18 & 19Event DatesPedal The Plains 3-Day Bicycle Tour September 18 - 20Pedal The Plains Century Ride September 19Pedal the Plains Family Fun Ride September 193


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PoliciesaPROCEDURESREGISTRATION/PACKET PICK – UPPreparingI3-DAY TOURWhen: Friday, September 18Time:10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.the plainsWhere: Sedgwick County Courthouse315 Cedar St.ourJulesburg, CO 80737CENTURY RIDEWhen: Friday, September 18(at the PTP Information Tent)Saturday, September 19Time:partnersonJ9/18 – 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.9/19 – 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.routeWhere: Holyoke High School545 E. Hale St.Holyoke, CO 80734* Century registration will take place at PTP boothin JFAMILY FUN RIDEWhen: Friday, September 18Time:towns10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Where: Sedgwick County CourthouseAND315 Cedar St.Julesburg, CO 80737When: Saturday, September 19Time:9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Where: Logan County Court House Square315 Main St.Sterling, CO 80751* Walk-On’s are welcome for all three events, just be sureto register during the times listed above.CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICYRefunds will only be accepted for the 3-Day Tour.If you wish to cancel your registration, you mustrequest a refund by emailing ptp@denverpost.com no later than August 31, at 5:00 p.m. MST. Norefunds will be issued after this date regardless ofthe circumstances. A $65 processing fee will bededucted from your refund. Refunds will not beissued for any merchandise or voluntary donationsto The Denver Post Community Foundation. Refundswill not be issued for either the Family Fun Ride orCentury Ride.RIDE SAFE – RIDE SMARTPedal The Plains is conducted on roads open tovehicles. Please ride safely, legally and defensively. Inaddition, roads include both marked and unmarkedhazards. Though we go to great lengths to make theride as safe as possible, always remember that yoursafety is in your own hands and ride by these rules:5• Wear a helmet at all times – NO EXCEPTIONS• Carry ID and relevant medical information• Rules of the road apply; same rights andduties as the driver of any other vehicle• Ride single file where necessary, maximumof two abreast when conditions allow, do notimpede traffic• Ride as far right as you deem safe• Obey all traffic lights, signs and regulations• Pass on the left only, announce “passing” or“hello” or “on your left”• Use hand signals to indicate road hazards,stopping, slowing, right and left turns• Prepare properly – nutrition, hydration,training, sun protection and sudden changesin weather conditions• Cross railroad tracks at a right angle• Beware of rumble strips


PoliciesaPROCEDURESPreparingIthe plainsourpartners• Respect others: riders, volunteers, hostonJcommunities, motorists, pedestrians, lawenforcement and the environmentroute• No headphones while riding• Accidents often occur in pacelines; if you areinexperienced with drafting, do not draft• Pedal The Plains support & safety services areprovided on the designated route ONLYin JtownsRiding safely and considerately is vital to yourenjoyment and the safety of other riders. The futureof cycling events in Colorado depends on yourcooperation with the rules above.Pedal The Plains reserves the right to terminatethe registration of any participant disobeying rules.Fees will not be refunded and those involved will beineligible for future Pedal The Plains.For additional safety tips and rules of the road visitBicycleColorado.org. Bicycle Colorado is a nonprofitorganization dedicated to encouraging and promotingbicycling, increasing safety, improving road conditionsand providing a voice for cyclists in Colorado.RIDING IN A PACELINE• Only ride in a paceline with those you arefamiliar riding with. If you are not experiencedriding in a paceline, it should be avoided.• Obey the rules of the road• Communicate– Use hand signals to indicate turns, stoppingand slowing– Use verbal warnings– Announce ALL passes of other bicyclists, “onyour left” or “group passing”– Another paceline member announcesthe NUMBER of riders passing, “four of uspassing”– ‘Car Up’ – to warn of approaching vehicles– ‘Car Back’ – to warn of passing vehicles• Be predictable & be prepared to YIELD to othertraffic for safety, legality and courtesy• Ride in a straight line• Be considerate to other cyclists and motorists• It’s NOT a race6


PoliciesaPROCEDURESAid Station EtiqueTTePreparingIthe plains1• Pull into the aid station and walkyour bicycle as far back as possible(the opposite of dropping your bikeouron the shoulder or entrance/exit ofthe area)partnerso The first aid station of the day istypically the most congested andhas resulted in problems for otherroad usersonJo Please respect the volunteersrouteand follow their instructions2• Signal and announce your turn intothe aid station or your stopping3• Never pull-out from the aid stationwithout looking for approachingin Jtraffic and yielding to traffic in thetownstravel lane of the road4• Plan the amount of time spent at anaid station to ensure you are off theroute by the designated close time5• Do NOT rely only on the aid stationsfor food and drink; carry two waterbottles and some food (bar, gel,banana, etc.) at all timesIf your family has an emergency messagefor you during Pedal The Plains, they canleave a message with the Pedal The PlainsEmergency Message Center by calling 303-954-6705. Voice messages will be checkedperiodically from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.during the Tour (September 18-20).This service is for true emergencies only. Allmessages will be screened. Violators will notbe eligible for future Pedal The Plains tours.7


PEDAL THE PLAINS 2015EVENT TIMELINEFriday, September 18:JULESBURG TO HOLYOKE(Julesburg) Registration (packet pickup for FFR &3 -Day available) ............... 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.(Julesburg) Community Breakfast &Lunch ....................... 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.(Julesburg) Opening Ceremony .......... 11:00 a.m.(Julesburg) Rolling Start ................ 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.(Holyoke)(Holyoke)(Holyoke)(Holyoke)(Holyoke)(Holyoke)Hearty Snacks @ HQ Site .... 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Information Tent ............. 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Century Ride Registration(information tent) .............. 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Town & Lodging Shuttles .... 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Bike Parade ................. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Entertainment Site ........... 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.• Community Dinner ....... 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.• PTP Check Presentation• Beer Garden• FFA Demonstrations• Local Performances• Mascot Races• Ranch RodeoCourse Closes ................. 6:00 p.m.Saturday,September 19:HOLYOKE TO STERLING (3-DAY TOUR)(Holyoke) Town & Lodging(Holyoke)(Holyoke)(Sterling)(Sterling)(Sterling)(Sterling)Shuttles ................... 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Community Breakfast ........ 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Rolling Start ................. 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Information Tent ............. 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Hearty Snacks @ HQ Site .... 11:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Town & Lodging Shuttles ..... 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.Entertainment Site ........... 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.• Beer Garden .............. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.• Community Dinner• PTP Check Presentations• Party on the Plains• Vendor Expo• Performances• Sugar Beet Days FestivalCourse Closes ............... 5:00 p.m.8Saturday,September 19:CENTURY RIDE(Holyoke) Registration ................. 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.(Holyoke)(Holyoke)(SterlingCommunity Breakfast ........ 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Century Ride Rolling Start .... 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Shuttle to Holyoke ........... 4:30 p.m./ 7:30 p.m.& 8:00 a.m. (9/20)(9/20) Course Closes ............... 6:00 p.m.Saturday,September 19:FAMILY FUN RIDE(Sterling) Registration ................. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.(Sterling)(Sterling)(Sterling)Pancake Breakfast ........... 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Family Fun Ride Mass Start .. 11:00 a.m.Contest, Games &Bike Raffle @ Aid Station ..... 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Course Closes ............... 2:00 p.m.Sunday, September 20:STERLING TO JULESBURG(Sterling) Town & Lodging Shuttles ..... 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.(Sterling)(Sterling)(Sterling)Community Breakfast ........ 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Rolling Start ................ 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Shuttle to Holyoke(Century Ride Participants) ........ 8:00 a.m.(Julesburg) Entertainment ............... 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.• Community Meals• Beer Garden• Vendor Expo• Performances(Julesburg) Information Tent ............. 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Course Closes ............... 2:00 p.m.(Julesburg) Closing Ceremony ........... 2:30 p.m.* Please note that all times are subject to change


PreparingIthe plainsTRANSPORTATION3-DAY TOURParticipants of the 3-Day Tour are responsible for theirown transportation to and from Julesburg. Weekendlong parking will be available in Julesburg beginningThursday, September 17.WEEKEND LONG PARKING218 West 10th St. (corner 10th & Cedar St., West sideof lot, please access from Walnut St. as Cedar will beclosed); Julesburg CO, 80787Hours: Thursday, 9/17 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. &Friday, 9/18 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Cost: $15 for the weekend (Thursday, 9/17 – Sunday,9/20), proceeds benefit the Junior Class at JulesburgHigh SchoolCENTURY RIDEParticipants of the Century Ride are responsible toget themselves to the start line in Holyoke. To returnparticipants and their bikes from Sterling to Holyoke,shuttles will be available both Saturday afternoon,9/19 and Sunday morning, 9/20 during the times listedbelow. A link to reserve your seat on the bus will besent at the end of August.9/19 – 4:30 p.m.9/19 – 7:30 p.m.9/20 – 8:00 a.m.FAMILY FUN RIDEParticipants of the Family Fun Ride are responsiblefor their own transportation to and from Sterling onSaturday, 9/19.LOCAL SHUTTLESLocal shuttles within each host community will beprovided to transport people from the HeadquarterSite to Entertainment, ACC approved lodging withintown, points of interest, restaurants and certainbusiness throughout the community.9LODGINGourINDOOR & OUTDOOR CAMPINGIndoor and/or outdoor camping space will be providedpartnersin each host community 9/17 – 9/20.• Indoor camping space is limited and is first come,first serve. You must provide your own sleepingbag and pad.onJ• Showers and toilets will be available for thoseroutestaying at Pedal The Plains facilities• PTP will be traveling with additional shower andtoilet facilities to minimize cold showers and lines• You must provide your own tent for outdoorcampingin J• Both indoor & outdoor venues must be cleared by9:00 a.m. on day of departuretowns• NO BICYCLES ALLOWED INSIDE FACILITIES!INDOOR & OUTDOOR CAMPING LOCATIONSJULESBURG 9/17Outdoor – available after 5:00 p.m.Julesburg High School – Southeast Lawn102 W. 6th St.Julesburg, CO 80737Indoor – available after 7:00 p.m.Julesburg High School – gymnasium102 W. 6th St.Julesburg, CO 80737NOTE: NO outdoor showers will be provided inJulesburg on Thursday or Friday. Indoor showers andrestrooms will be accessible on Thursday after 7:00p.m. and must be cleared out by 7:45 a.m. on Friday.HOLYOKE 9/18OutdoorHolyoke High School – Practice Field; South of Hale St.& Reynolds St. intersection545 E. Hale St.Holyoke, CO 80734


PreparingIthe plainsIndoorHolyoke High School – new gymnasium545 E. Hale St.Holyoke, CO 80734STERLING 9/19*OutdoorSterling High School – Practice football field; west side ofschool407 BroadwaySterling, CO 80751IndoorSterling High School - Wally Post Gym- north end ofschool407 BroadwaySterling, CO 80751*Century Ride participants are encouraged and welcome to join theParty on the Plains with the Sugar Beet Days Festival and will haveaccess to camping Saturday night in Sterling.ourSHERPA PACKER; A PREMIER CAMPING SERVICESFor an additional charge, SherpaPacker will take care of all yourpartnerscamping needs during the Tour.Minimize the camping hassle andspend more time enjoying the host communities andmaking new friends along the Eastern Plains! TheonJHimalaya Tent Service for PTP includes:route• 9’ x 9’ dome tent that is set up, torn down andtransported by Sherpa• Sleeping Bag with fleece liner and air mattress• Daily clean towel and washcloth• Comfy camp chair for the weekendin J• Haul one 35 pound bagtowns• Community charging station, basic bike tools,cleaning rags and air pumpsCall 303-210-6095 for reservations or visit sherpapacker.com.WHAT TO PACK/EQUIPMENTWe suggest that you bring the following items with you in a duffelbag for the 3-Day Tour. This is not a complete list and should beused only as a guideline for packing. Remember, the baggagetruck will only carry one bag per person (70 lbs.).RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENTcycling equipment*camping equipment**clothing and shoes for eveningsrain jacketsunglassessunscreen & lip balmtoiletriesinsect repellentjerseys or shirtsswimsuit*CYCLING EQUIPMENTapproved helmetcycling shortscycling jerseyscycling glovescycling shoescold & inclement weather gear(long-sleeved jerseys or shirts, kneeand arm warmers, tights, full fingergloves, shoe covers, head band,cycling jacket)tire levers and patch kitsmall tool kitframe pump or CO2 cartridgesspare tire & tubeslock10Luggage will be unprotected once it is unloaded. We recommendusing waterproof luggage or lining your bag with plastic trashbags. We also strongly recommend a large, soft-sided duffelbag or internal frame backpack. Pedal The Plains will not beresponsible for damage to hard-sided luggage, external framebackpacks, or luggage and camping gear strapped together.**CAMPING EQUIPMENTtentsleeping bag & padtowel(s)pocket flashlight or lanternFor indoor lodging, we suggestearplugs, a sleeping blindfold andnasal strips for snorers.


PreparingIthe plainsPRIVATE HOME STAY PROGRAMThe purpose of the Private Home Stay Program isto provide cyclists who prefer not to camp or stay athotels with a bed and a bathroom. It is a great wayfor cyclists to meet local residents and learn moreabout the community they’re passing through. Byreserving a room, at a very modest price, through thePrivate Home Stay Program, you will not only enjoy thecomforts of home…you will help generate revenue for adeserving group or organization in the area.To make a reservation in Holyoke or Sterling, pleaseuse the contacts provided:• Holyoke: Tom Bennett; 970-854-2227 or 970-520-4027 – $25; proceeds benefit the HolyokeYouth Soccer Program.• Sterling: Amanda Paston; 970 580-2548 oramandapaston@hotmail.com – $25; proceedsbenefit the Family Resource Center.HOTELS, MOTELS AND B&BS & PERSONALLUGGAGE SERVICE• Alpine Cycle Connection (ACC)will provide accommodationand luggage services for PedalThe Plains cyclists• You are encouraged to submitrequests for hotels, motels, fine B&B’s andluggage service as soon as possible• Requests will be handled on a first come firstserve basis• For reservations, please visit cyclewithalpine.comPlease note there are a limited number ofaccommodations in the host cities.RV RENTALSColorado’s Ride TheWest RV Rentals willprovide PTP participants with a generous discount ondaily rates. For more information on this special offeror to make a reservation, please call 303-806-0132.11ourpartnersonJroutein JGET YOUR BODY READYTRAININGtownsPedal The Plains will be here before you know it! Hereare some helpful tips to prepare for the event.Aim for moderate intensity training during theweekdays.• One to two hours at least 3 days during theweekFocus on longer duration and pace drills duringweekend rides.• Take advantage of the nice weather and go onplenty of outdoor rides• Two to four hour rides on each weekend day• You should notice an increase in your abilityto sustain higher speeds on your rides as theevent draws nearYou don’t get faster when riding, you get faster whenrecovering!• Of course the riding is important, and whenplanned properly will provide the overloadneeded to stress the system, but recovery iswhere we truly adapt and see improvement.Experienced cyclists often do well with 3weeks of increasing workload (either increasedduration or intensity) and one week of easier,shorter rides. Novice cyclists, or older riders,


PreparingIthe plainsoften require more recovery and can benefitfrom a 2-to-1 work to recovery schedule.Eat early and eat often!• Take some time during your rides to hone yournutrition on the bike, practicing what and whenyou’re eating. The guidelines for the amountof food you’ll be able to eat AND digest whileexercising is 300-350 calories an hour formales, 250-300 calories for females. But youmay find that you can eat more (or less) withoutupsetting your stomach.• There are a multitude of nutrition productson the market, finding items that are easilydigestible and give you the energy you needtakes some trial and error. Once you find whatworks, stick with it during the event!NUTRITIONNutrition Tip by Biju Thomas and Allen LimEAT REAL FOODRegardless of diet, preference, or theme whatseparates a good diet from a great diet are theingredients you start with. Begin with fresh, wholefoods that come in their own wrapper with as many oftheir parts intact as possible—foods that are minimallyprocessed, grown locally by real farmers.DON’T RIDE ON EMPTYMost athletes find that eating about three hoursbefore competition or two hours before training worksvery well. You’ll need ample time to digest your food.Sometimes athletes will have a little snack, like one ofmy portable rice cakes or an energy drink, about 30minutes before competition to keep their blood sugarnormal.One thing to realize, though, is that eating too close tobeginning a ride can lead to a pretty rough first hourbecause of how your insulin levels react to eating.ourIf you are stuck beginning a ride with an empty fueltank, consider waiting to eat until you have startedpartnersexercising. It’s not an optimal approach, but it’s betterthan nothing.When exercising, it’s recommend that athletes replaceabout half of the calories they burn per hour with solidonJfood and a sports drink, with just a hint of sweetnessrouteand plenty of sodium to replace what’s lost in sweat,like Skratch Lab’s Exercise Hydration mix.REFUEL!After riding more than four hours, it’s critical thatyou eat carbs within 30 minutes of getting off thein Jbike. After the 30-minute window, your body will betownsreluctant to refuel as quickly and completely as if youcan take in a few hundred calories right away. Don’tdally around the stage finish – get eating as soon asyou can and then have a real meal within two hours.HYDRATION: WHAT TO DRINK AND HOW MUCHA surprisingly small loss of body fluids can have aoutsized effect on performance. Just as we advocateeating real food, we think cyclists will hydrate best byavoiding artificial drinks. Yet there is no situation whenwater alone is superior to a sports drink with about a4 percent carbohydrate solution (4 grams per 100 ml)and ample sodium (600 to 1000 mg per liter).It’s difficult to find a sports drink that is not full ofartificial colors, artificial sweeteners and syntheticflavoring agents. Skratch Labs, the official energy drinkof Pedal The Plains, makes a hydration mix that is allnatural, tastes great, flavored only with real fruit andthat balances electrolytes and sugars to minimizedigestion problems.You’ll want to hydrate enough to limit your waterlosses to no more than 3 percent of your body weight.The best and easiest way to tune your hydration is topractice. In the weeks before Pedal The Plains, weighyourself before and after rides during which you’ve12


PreparingIthe plainsdrunk but not eaten. Your goal is to take in enoughfluids that you weigh about the same before and after.Get familiar with how much you sweat in differenttypes of weather and adjust your fluid intake so youstay hydrated.Also realize, that proper hydration isn’t just aboutwater balance, it’s also about sodium balance. Theproblem, however, is that the amount of sodium thatwe lose in our sweat is highly individual and variable.Some people lose a little bit of sodium (300-500 mgper liter) while others can lose a lot (1000-1500 mgper liter). While there isn’t a risk to over consumingsalt while sweating heavily, it can be risky to underconsume salt. The Exercise Hydration Mix fromSkratch Labs contains 760 mg of sodium per liter,which is adequate for most people. That said, ifyou are craving salt while exercising in the heat, it’simportant to satiate that craving. And if you sensethat you lose a lot more salt than others because ofthat craving and because of tell tale signs like whitestreaks of salt on your jersey after a long day on thebike, then try preloading with both fluid and sodiumwith the Hyper Hydration Mix from Skratch Labs,which contains 3500 mg of sodium per liter (1750 mgourper 500 ml or 16 oz. serving).MAKING WEIGHTpartnersMany recreational cyclists ride not just because theyenjoy it, but also because they want to lose weightand get in shape. If you are interested in losing weight,it’s recommended that you make it your goal to loseonJone pound per week using this simple rule of thumbrouteabout being hungry.One pound of fat is equivalent to 3,500 Calories. Formany riders, this amounts to a 500-Calorie deficiteach day, which means you will be going to bed a littlehungry.in JWhen you’re not riding much, it’s okay to be hungry.townsWhen you are training, be a little hungry.But during Pedal The Plains or during any event orrace, you want to make sure that you aren’t hungrywhile riding or before you hit the sack. You needto fuel for your ride, so eat enough that you aren’thungry before turning in for the night yet not so muchthat you reach full-blown food coma.Some Examples Dishes• Cinnamon Almond Pancakes will fuel you allmorning with a mix of carbs, proteins and fatssignature dish will rejuvenate tired legs andweary souls.that are ideal for long-distance riders.• Allen Lim’s famous Rice Cakes are the portable• Sweet Rice Porridge will top off the tank. Highglycemic white rice will push fuel into musclecells, making this dish an excellent way to startthe morning after yesterday’s long ride.snack that will agree with your belly. Over manydays of riding, eating real food is far healthierand more satisfying than cramming highlyprocessed foods again and again.• Chicken Fried Rice is the favorite post-riderecovery meal of pro cyclists at the Tour deFrance. Savory, salty and packed with the idealmix of carbs, proteins and fats, Allen Lim’s• Fig and Honey Rice Cakes are a sweet andsavory portable snack that is simply deliciousmorning or afternoon.13


PreparingIthe plainsREFUELING FOR RECOVERYWhen it comes to refueling afterexercise; there are few foodsthat compare to the nutritionalpowerhouse of milk. Emerging research in adultathletes has demonstrated that one serving of cow’smilk post-exercise may help reduce muscle damageand improve muscle recovery – which in turn, mayhelp the body perform better during its next workout.So what happens to the body during exercise and whyis recovery nutrition so important?• When you exercise, you lose fluid in the form ofsweat. The harder you exercise, the more fluidis lost. In addition to fluid, electrolytes, suchas sodium and potassium, are depleted as wesweat.• During exercise, your body relies on bloodglucose and stored muscle glucose (glycogen)as fuel – or energy. This stored muscle glucoseis often depleted after exercise and needs to bereplaced, in the form of dietary carbohydrates.• Lastly, during activity, muscle is broken down.While this is a natural result of strenuousactivity, future athletic performance in practicesand games is largely impacted by how well ourmuscles rebuild and resynthesize new musclefibers after a workout. Protein aids in thisrecovery effort.Milk, both white and chocolate, provides key nutrientsneeded after exercise.• Milk is 90% water and a great tasting choiceafter practices and games. Milk’s fluids andelectrolytes, including calcium, potassium andmagnesium, rehydrate the body and replenishwhat is lost in sweat.• Carbohydrates in milk refuel muscles andreplenish glycogen (energy) stores.• High quality protein aids in muscle recoveryand repair.14• Calcium, vitamin D and phosphorus build andmaintain strong bones.• Milk provides potassium to help ward offmuscle cramping.• B vitamins in milk help convert food to energy.For the past three years, Pedal The Plains riders havebeen refueling with Colorado chocolate milk providedfor free by the dairy farm families of Western DairyAssociation. Chocolate milk provides what manyconsider the “golden ratio” of carbohydrates to protein(3 to 4 grams of carbohydrate for every 1 gram ofprotein) necessary for optimal recovery.ourpartnersonJrouteImprove your post-exercise regimen by refuelingwith milk within 30 minutes after a workout. Visitwesterndairyassociation.org to read more about milkas an exercise recovery beverage and learn how toeat for peak athletic performance.in Jtowns


PreparingIthe plainsGet your Bike ReadyBOXING YOUR BIKETo ensure the safe transportation of your bicycle onairlines, chartered transportation or via UPS, it must beboxed. To pack most bicycles you will need: 5 & 6 mmallen wrenches and a pedal wrench or 15 mm openwrench.1. If you do not own a case, get a bike box from abicycle shop. Be sure the box is large enoughto accommodate your frame size. You will alsoneed a parts box to hold the pedals, other smallparts and tools. If you are shipping a bicycle viaUPS, please note 130 dimensional inches (lengthplus girth) is maximum parcel size.2. If traveling by air, deflate your tires toapproximately half their normal pressure.3. You may need to remove or lower your seat.If so, mark your seat post so you can easilyreturn it to the correct position. Loosen theseat post binder bolt, but do not remove it fromthe frame. Remove or lower the seat post andsaddle.4. Remove the pedals and place them in the partsbox. Note: The left pedal is reverse threaded.Both pedals are removed by turning the top ofthe wrench toward the rear of the bicycle.5. Remove handlebars and “nest” them within theframe:• Aheadset stem: Remove stem faceplate.Remove the handlebars. Replace stemfaceplate.• Quill stem: Loosen the stem binder bolt, but donot remove it. If the stem and bars do not movefreely, place a piece of wood on the stem andtap it with a hammer. Remove the handlebarsand stem.6. Remove the front wheel. Remove the quickrelease skewer from the hub and place it in theparts box.our7. Place a spacer between the fork dropouts toprevent the fork from bending. (A small blockof wood or an extra front hub can be used as apartnersspacer.)8. Remove any other accessories that mayinterfere with getting the bike in the box. PlaceonJsmall accessories in the parts box. (Somebicycles will require removal of the rear wheel toroutefit in a UPS approved box.)9. Place tools in the parts box. (You’ll need them toput the bike together)10. Pad the bicycle using cardboard, foam or bubblein Jwrap, and put it in the box.11. Put the parts box and the saddle/seat post, iftownsremoved, in the box.12. Place the front wheel (and rear wheel ifremoved) in the box next to the frame.13. Secure the bicycle in the box by padding it ortying it to the box.14. Seal the box with packing tape.15. Mark both sides of the box with a name andaddress.15


PreparingIthe plainsCOUPON$10OFSHIPPING & RECEIVINGHave your bike waiting for you, instead of you waitingfor your bike!If you’re flying to Pedal The Plains or don’t want thehassle of dealing with your bike on the way to the starttown, we encourage you to ship your bike directly tothe start location in Julesburg. High Country Shipping(HCS), a registered FedEx/UPS shipper, will ship allbikes to and from the event. If you contact HCS, theywill arrange all the details, send you shipping labels inadvance, monitor your shipment and e-mail you whenit arrives.For more information visit highcountryshipping.com orcall 877-231-1363.ourpartnersonJA tune-up andcheck-up at any ofthese participatingbike shops:routeWHEAT RIDGE CYCLERY7085 W. 38th Ave.Wheat Ridge, CO 80033303-424-3221in JTHE BICYCLE DOCTOR860 BroadwayDenver, CO 80203303-831-7228townsCAMPUS CYCLES2102 S. Washington St.Denver, CO 80601303-698-2811BIKE SHOPCOUPON$10OFF7310 W. Colfax Ave.Lakewood, CO 80214303-698-2811TREADS16701 E. Iliff Ave.Aurora, CO 80013303-750-1671269 E. Bridge Ave.Brighton, CO 80601720-263-33603234 S. Wadsworth Blvd.Lakewood, CO 80227303-781-116210831 S. Crossroads Dr.Parker, CO 80134303-690-290016


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onJroutein JEDUCATION ON-ROUTE LEARNINGtownsInteractive On-Route Experience: Each ride optionof Pedal The Plains incorporates interactive learningexperiences that showcase significant points ofinterest along the route. At each of these stops,cyclists will have a chance to dismount and learnabout a particular point-of-interest by meeting anexpert, viewing an exhibit, or taking a short tour.Be a part of the Passport Program and challengeyourself to stop at all of the educational exhibits alongthe route each day. You can find your passport in yourMapbook which you’ll receive during registration. Atthe end of each days ride, check in at the informationtent and show the PTP staff your stamps for a chanceto win prizes! A Passport Program Prize Drawing willtake place at the Entertainment Site at 5:30 p.m. onFriday, 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.Don’t miss out, you must be present to win!Point of Interest Signs: Point of Interest Signs willbe planted along the road throughout the ride toinform cyclists about what they’re seeing, hearing andsmelling as they pedal along.Educational exhibits, demonstrations and interactivedisplays will be set up in each host community forthose who wish to further explore the themes andsubjects encountered along the route.23


onJrouteSUPPORT SERVICES ON THE ROUTEin JtownsPEDAL THE PLAINS SUPPORT SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE ROUTE FOR THE THREERIDE OFFERINGS DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES:3-Day Tour Century Ride Family Fun RideSept 18; 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. N/A N/ASept 19; 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Sept 20; 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. N/A N/ARider credentials, wristband/rider bib, bike tag andluggage tag (if applicable) are your pass to the servicesprovided by Pedal The Plains. On-route benefitsinclude:SAG VEHICLESIf you are unable to ride, sag vehicles will be availableto transport you and your bicycle. Please do notmisuse this important support service as they arethere to help riders in need. For the 3-Day Tour SAGvehicles will make their final sweep at the followingtimes:- Friday – 6:00 p.m.- Saturday – 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. for theCentury Ride)- Sunday – 2:00 p.m.AID STATIONRest stops will be located on the Tour routeapproximately every 15 to 18 miles. Fruit, water, SkratchLabs Endurance drink, light snacks, first aid supplies,toilets and hand sanitizers are provided at aid stationsat no charge. Route vendors and local nonprofits willprovide more hearty snacks/meals of substance at acharge. Please carry cash.While riding, always carry a water bottle and drink plentyof water. To avoid dehydration and “bonking”, drink beforeyou’re thirsty and eat before you’re hungry.BIKE TECHNICIANSWrench-hands located at aid stations will be availableto assist you if you have mechanical difficulties onthe route. Each rider must carry and know how to useequipment to patch and change tires. Technicians willalso assist with bike assembly in Julesburg.MEDICAL SUPPORTPedal The Plains has gone to great lengths to assureyour safety on this Tour. Stadium Medical will providetwo ambulances for emergency medical support onthe route each day. Radio-equipped staff memberswill patrol the route. A volunteer staff of riding medicswill also be present. In the event of an emergency, youcan identify these individuals by their helmets, fannypacks and arm bands. Riding Medics are MD’s, RN’sor EMT’s and carry most medical supplies providedby St. Anthony Hospital to assist injured riders. St.Anthony Hospital will provide a medical station in eachovernight town to assist with ride-related medicalproblems. Automatic external defibrillators for useboth on the Tour route and in host communities aresupplied by Zoll.24


onJroutein JtownsWEATHER/CLIMATEPedal The Plains has been scheduled during a timewhen we hope weather conditions will be favorablewith average temperatures in the upper 70’s andminimal rain; however, in the event of inclementweather the Tour will continue to roll. Come preparedfor all types of weather. Carry inclement weather gear,including full-finger gloves, rain jacket and shoe covers.Cyclists camping out can expect temperatures todrop at night and should bring a tent in addition toa sleeping bag. All cyclists should wear and bringsunscreen to prevent sunburn.Colorado’s Eastern Plains are known for severeweather.If a tornado warning is issued or if threatening weatherapproaches:• Move to a pre-designated shelter, such as abasement• If an underground shelter is not available, moveto an interior room or hallway on the lowestfloor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture• Stay away from windows• Do not try to outrun a tornado in your car;instead leave it immediately• If caught outside, lie flat in a nearby ditch ordepression• RV’s and mobile homes, even if tied down, offerlittle protection from tornadoes and should beabandonedPRIVATE SUPPORT VEHICLESThe presence of private support vehicles is thegreatest detriment to safety during a bicycle tour.IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR VEHICLEBEHIND. If you absolutely must bring a vehicle, pleaseadvise family and friends to use alternate routes whenapplicable. Pedal The Plains will post alternate drivingdirections online prior to the Tour as well as hand outan alternate driving directions flyer at registration onFriday, September 18. If you choose to use privatesupport along the route, you will have access to thefollowing:• Parking areas• Outdoor camping areas (due to limited space,indoor camping is only available to payingparticipants)• Shower trucks & port-a-potties• Community meals (on your own dime)• Entertainment & beer gardens25


in JtownsHost CommunitiesJulesburg, known as the “Gateway to Colorado” is locatedin the northeast corner of the state and is the first townin the state greeting travelers heading west to theRocky Mountains. Julesburg, with a population of nearly1,225, boasts an elementary and high school, a large,commercial daycare facility, medical clinic, assisted livingand nursing home, several churches, a swimming pool,tennis court, golf course and a healthy economic climate.This town’s greatest asset is their people; friendly peoplewho get involved.Steeped in old west history, Julesburg was named forJules Beni, a French Canadian frontiersman whosetrading post was established at the Upper CaliforniaCross of the South Platte River. Beni was an unsavorycharacter who worked as a Division Agent for the PonyExpress. At that time, Julesburg was known as the“Wickedest Town of the West, and was a favorite placefor rowdy sorts, soldiers, traders, hunters and otherfrontiersmen who spent their money in riotous pleasure.The stage company sent Jack Slade, a SweetwaterDivision Agent to Julesburg to oust Beni who wassuspected in tampering with the U.S. Mail. After anenduring feud, legend has it, Jack threatened Jules hewould kill him and cut off his ears. The romanticizedtale of Slade pumping bullet after bullet into Jules, thencutting off his ears and carrying them in his pocket isexciting to say the least, but undocumented.In the highly acclaimed movie “Dances with Wolves.” Lt.John Dunbar was stationed at Ft. Sedgwick, originallyknown as Camp Rankin. When the Town of Julesburg wasraided by Indians in February, 1865, its few citizens fledto Ft. Sedgwick and watched their town burned to theground. Although no structures remain on the grounds,visitors are able to visualize the post’s environment andsize.Prior to the completion of the transcontinental telegraphline, Pony Express riders carried mail in both directionsbetween St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA. Julesburgis the only Colorado town where a “home-station” waslocated, there both horses and riders switched.Located between Interstates I-76 and I-80, transportationhas long been a historical piece of history. The UnionPacific’s “end of track” reached Julesburg in 1867. TheLincoln Highway dogleg entered Colorado at Julesburgand closely followed what is now known as Highway138. Our community offers a high quality pre-school thru12th grade school system, an abundance of shoppingopportunities, local restaurants, museums, a library, avolunteer ran theatre, along with a scenic and historicbyway for everyone to enjoy whether you are juststopping by on vacation or you are looking to relocate.Visit townofjulesburg.com for more information.26


in JtownsHost CommunitiesHolyokeHolyoke is the County Seat of Phillips County, located just ashort 13 miles west of the Nebraska state line in NortheasternColorado. Traveling to Holyoke on Highway 6 or 385 gives youthe sense of how much agriculture plays a role in the successof Holyoke and Phillips County as a whole. Wheat, corn,sugar beets, millet and other fields line the peaceful drive toHolyoke. Holyoke, the “City of Pride and Progress”, is home tonearly 2,300 residents; while the Phillips County population isclose to 4,500.Many local businesses line Main Street and offer variety tothose coming to shop or eat. Outside of day to day activityin Holyoke, annual events include the Dandelion Daze FamilyEvent and Car Show in June, Phillips County Fair in July,pheasant hunting season November through January andCountry Christmas in December. The Phillips County Racewayis all the buzz during the summer months with drivers andspectators coming from miles away for a night at the races.Other activities in town may include a visit to the museum, theLions Club Fishing Pond, or a swim in the indoor pool, just toname a few.As with many other small communities, Holyoke takes greatpride in its school district by offering a quality education andextensive extra-curricular activities to its students. DragonPride can be seen throughout the school year by the supportat both athletic and non-athletic activities alike. OverallHolyoke emulates the Phillips County slogan … ‘Come to see,Stay to live’.Visit holyokechamber.org for more information.27


in JtownsHost CommunitiesSterlingSterling is the heart of northeast Colorado and islocated just off Interstate-76 which follows the sameroute as the Overland Trail along the South PlatteRiver.As you travel through this area, you’ll see nativegrasslands, majestic bluffs and rolling hills. Enjoythe natural landscape and the boundless supply ofoutdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, birdwatching, hiking, biking, shooting sports, golfing,boating and more. You’ll find the perfect spot toshow what you can do, or to simply find peace withnature and relax. Sterling also offers local culture in aprogressive setting which includes a premier two-yearcollege and plenty of state-of-the-art industries.This City on the Plains – with 15,000 people – is twohours from any traffic jam and boasts 331 clear, sunnydays a year!Sterling has a rich past to discover at the annual SugarBeet Days festival in the historic downtown area, aswell as at the acclaimed Overland Trail Museum. Youwill be impressed with the city’s collection of LivingTrees and bronze sculptures dotting the scenery.Don’t miss these other attractions throughout theyear: North Sterling State Park, Logan County Fair &Rodeo, July Jamz Free Concert Series, Flatlanders CarShow, Indoor/Outdoor Pool & Water Park, SterlingXpress Baseball and much more!Visit ExploreSterling.com for more information28


in JtownsJULESBURG HEADQUARTERS, ENTERTAINMENT & PARKING DETAILSStart & Finish EntertainmentSeptember 18 & 20Sedgwick County Courthouse315 Cedar St.Julesburg, CO 80737BikeCorralShowers and baggagetrucks (9/20) locatedat Julesburg HighSchoolStaff,Volunteer,Vendor Parking29


in JtownsJULESBURGHeadquarter SiteSedgwick County Courthouse315 Cedar St.Julesburg, CO 80737RV ParkingJulesburg Museum Depot201 W 1st St.Julesburg, CO 80737Hours:9/18 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.9/20 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Start, Finish & EntertainmentSedgwick County Courthouse315 Cedar St.Julesburg, CO 80737Hours:9/18 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.9/20 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.PARKINGWeekend Long Parking218 W. 10th St. (10th & Walnut or 10th & Elm; cannotaccess from Cedar street, as it will be closed)Julesburg CO, 80787NOTE: NO OVERNIGHT PARKING AT THIS LOCATION!Additional and overnight RV ParkingPony Express RV Park20821 CR 28, Julesburg, CO 80737Contact: Kay Blochowitz, 970-466-1543, ponyexstop@pctelecom.coopCost: $25.00 w/s/eReservations requiredSedgwick County Fairgrounds17000 CR 41.5, Julesburg, CO 80737Contact: Tracy Kizer, 970-474-3491, tk@pctelecom.coopCost: $25.00 w/s/eReservations recommendedParking will be clearly marked as you arrive. Please note thatparking is subject to change, so check for updates.Hours:Thursday 9/17, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Friday 9/18, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Cost: $15 for the weekend (Thursday, 9/17 – Sunday,9/20)Private Support & Public ParkingSedgwick County Courthouse - Street Parking; WalnutSt. and surrounding area. No parking on Cedar St. 3rdSt. & 4th St.315 Cedar St.Julesburg, CO 8073730


in JtownsHOLYOKE HEADQUARTERS, ENTERTAINMENT & PARKING DETAILSHeadquarter SiteSeptember 18Holyoke High School545 E. HaleHolyoke, CO 80734Century RideParkingE Gordon StE Gordon StFinishCenturyRegistrationE Hale StShowerINFOStaffParkingIndoorCamping &ShowersPrivate Support& Public Parking(overflow)RV ParkingBikeCorralTechsMedicalDemosSherpaParking andload-inOutdoorcampingSherpaPrivate Support &Public Parking31


in JtownsHOLYOKEHeadquartersHolyoke High School545 E. HaleHolyoke, CO 80734Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.EntertainmentPhillips County Fairgrounds22505 US Hwy 385Holyoke, CO 80734Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.PARKINGPrivate Support & Public ParkingHolyoke High School545 E. HaleHolyoke, CO 80734Street Parking around the school and football fieldon S. Reynolds, E. Kellogg, S. Morlan and E. GordonStreets. Overflow is the West side of grass lot locatedon the south side of the 1000 Block of East GordonAdditional RV parkingPhillips County Fairgrounds22505 US Hwy 385Holyoke, CO 80734Contact: Dan Waln, 970-466-0482, daniel.waln@phillipscounty.coCost: $25.00 first night (includes water, sewer andelectric)A courtesy call is appreciatedCentury Ride ParkingDirt lot, corner of S. High School Ave. & E. Gordon St.Holyoke, CO 80734Additional Parking:Holyoke School326 E. Kellogg St.Holyoke, CO 80734RV Parking1000 block of E. Gordon St. – South sideHolyoke, CO 80734Grass Lot – East side32


in JtownsSTERLING HEADQUARTERS, ENTERTAINMENT & PARKING DETAILSHeadquarter SiteSeptember 19Sterling High School407 W BroadwaySterling, CO 80751RVParkingVendors, Techs,Demos, Medical,BaggagePrivateSupport ParkingMassageSherpaOutdoorCampingBike CorralShowersIndoorCampingINFOMealsStaff &VendorParkingPrivateSupport ParkingFinishShuttleHeadquarter SiteSterling High School401 W. BroadwaySterling, CO 80751Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.EntertainmentLogan County Court House Square315 W. Main St.Sterling, CO 80751Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.PARKINGPrivate Support & Public ParkingLogan County Fairgrounds –Adjacent to High School1120 Pawnee Ave.Sterling, CO 80751RV ParkingLogan County Fairgrounds –Adjacent to High School1120 Pawnee Ave.Sterling, CO 80751*Hook-ups available for $1533Family Fun Ride ParkingCity Parking Lot – Corner of Poplar& N. Front St.104 Poplar St.Sterling, CO 80751


in JtownsINFORMATION TENTThere is an information tent in each Pedal ThePlains host community, located in the headquarterssite. Services include registration, message board,directions to services and events in host towns andlost & found. Locations and times of the InformationTent are:FRIDAY, 9/18 – JULESBURGJulesburg High School 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.102 W. 6th St.Julesburg, CO 80737FRIDAY, 9/18 – HOLYOKEHolyoke High School 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.545 E. HaleHolyoke, CO 80734SATURDAY, 9/19 – STERLINGSterling High School 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.401 W. BroadwaySterling, CO 80751SUNDAY, 9/20 – JULESBURGSedgwick County Courthouse 10:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.315 Cedar St.Julesburg, CO 80737SUPPORT SERVICES IN THE TOWNSBAGGAGE TRUCKSFriday, September 18Early Truck: 11:30 a.m.Middle Truck: 1:30 p.m.Late Truck: 2:30 p.m.Saturday, September 19Early Truck: 8:00 a.m.Late Truck: 9:00 a.m.34Sunday, September 20Early Truck: 8:00 a.m.Late Truck: 9:00 a.m.NOTE: NO TRASH BINS. This type of luggage is hard tomaneuver and is dangerous for our baggage staff toload.


in JtownsALL riders are responsible for loading their own baginto the baggage trucks.Please see baggage recommendations under “WhatTo Bring” on page 10.BICYCLE CORRALBicycle corrals will be provided in each communityon the arrival day through the following day duringthe times listed below. Bicycles are left at your ownrisk. We recommend carrying a lock for use at otherlocations.Julesburg (9/18)9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Holyoke (9/18)10:00 a.m. – (9/19) 9:00 a.m.Sterling (9/19)10:00 a.m. – (9/20) 9:00 a.m.SPORTS MASSAGECertified massage therapists will accompany Pedal ThePlains to provide sports massage therapy at the eventHeadquarter Site in each host community. Advancereservations are strongly recommended and will betaken on Friday, September 18 in Julesburg.Prices: $40/half hour and $80/hourJulesburg (9/20)10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.35


in JtownsBEER GARDEN & ENTERTAINMENTAfter a wonderful day in the saddlesoaking in the Eastern Plains ofColorado, kick back with a cold beerprovided by Colorado’s finest craftbrewer; Odell Brewing Company. Each host townis throwing a welcome bash for riders and locals toinclude local beers, food, live music and much more.Entertainment Sites are located in close proximityto the Headquarters and shuttles will be provided ifnecessary.Look forward to a variety of entertainment in eachtown from local bands to bigger names. It’s not justabout music though…Top Hog performances, pieeating contests, petting zoos, vendors and more will beon hand courtesy of Dana Cain Events. Below are fewentertainment highlights from each host communitybut we encourage you to continue to check back asline-ups are finalized!Julesburg 9/17 – Plan to arrive early and enjoy thesespecial PTP offerings!• Hippadrome Arts Centre - 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.o PTP Social & Potato Baro Movie showing; Breaking Away (7:00 p.m.)• Platte Valley Inno $1.50 Bud Light Drafto Broncos Game with ¼ & ½ time specials!• Melody Lanes & Loungeo Drink Specialso Broncos Gameo Bowling after 9:00 p.m.• Julesburg Taverno Drink specialso Broncos GameJulesburg 9/18 – Kick off Celebration;10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.• Singer; Floyd Christopher36• Opening Ceremony• National Anthem• Local EntertainmentHolyoke 9/19 – Rodeo Experience;2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.• Pie-Eating and Corn Shucking Contests• Top Hogs Act – performing pigs• Ranch Rodeo• VFW Post #6482 & American Legion Post #90Presentation• FFA Demonstrations• Mascot Races• Local performance by Joe Hall & Friends• And much, much more!Pedal in the bike parade with students from Holyoke,departing from the Headquarter Site at 2:30 p.m.Sterling 9/20 – Party on the Plains;9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.• Sugar Beet Day Festival• Shopping• Entertainment• Delicious Food• Handcraft artists from Colorado, Kansas,Nebraska and Wyoming• Regional Bands• Sugar Beet Demonstrations• Family Fun Ride start and finishJulesburg 9/20 – Finish Line Picnic & Party• Beer Garden• DJ Zak Kappius• Exit 125 Band• Aerialists• Games• Closing Ceremony• Bike give-a-way


in JtownsMEALSA designated lunch stop will be identified on the routeand a catered lunch will be prepared and served bylocal FFA chapters and provided, at no cost, to 3-DayTour participants and Century Ride participants. Hosttowns will be serving low-cost community breakfastand dinner as fundraisers for local organizations andall restaurants will be open. Snacks will be availablefor purchase at each of the Headquarter Sites as youfinish your days ride.The on-route lunch and in town community mealproviders are encouraged to use locally sourcedproducts when possible. These products will behighlighted on a ‘source board’ during each meal.The following meals will be served in each hostcommunity:JULESBURG 9/17 & 9/18Thursday – 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.• Hippodrome Arts Centreo Baked Potato Bar w/ toppings & PTP Social• Sedgwick County Economic Development(serving outside of the Town Hall building)o Homemade tamales, shredded beef &shredded turkey37Friday Morning6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.• Julesburg Family Marketo Breakfast burritos10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.• Julesburg Community Fellowshipo Pancakeso Sausageo Eggso Juice• The Big Springs Coffee House – 8:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.o Homemade granola bars; fruit and nut, nutonly, fruit onlyo Breakfast cookies – dried bananas, oats,dried cranberries, almonds & raisinso No flour peanut butter cookie bar• Hippodrome Arts Centreo Continental breakfast; assorted muffins,cinnamon rolls, orange juice & coffeeFriday Afternoon – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.• Julesburg Community Fellowshipo Roasted porko Baked beanso Pasta saladHOLYOKE 9/18 & 9/199/18: Snacks at HQ - 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. &Entertainment 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.• Holyoke Marketplace & Imperial Super Foodso Fresh fruit salado Assorted cold saladso Macaroon bars & triple leche brownieso Hummus & pretzel chips


in Jtownso Pancakes with either bacon or sausage,syrup, butter or breakfast protein baro Sides - fruit (oranges, apples, bananas) oryogurtSTERLING 9/19 & 9/209/19 Snacks at HQ Site – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.• Sterling High School Track Teamo Fruito Granola barso Popcorn machine9/19 Dinner at Entertainment Site –o Assorted yogurt10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.o Tortilla chips and homemade salsao Muffinso Cold sandwiches9/18: Community Dinner at Entertainment Site –4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.• Sugar Beet Days; Chip Stegero Pizzao Turkey legso Grilled corn on the cobo Gyros• Holyoke Lions Clubo Brisketo Cheesy potatoo BBQ pork/ chickeno Corn dogs9/20 Breakfast at HQ Site – 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.o Baked beanso Coleslawo Homemade cookies• Lions Clubo Pancakeso Eggs• Holyoke Volunteer Fire Departmento Vegetarian lasagnao Meat lasagnao Rocky mountain oysters (limited quantity)o Salado Garlic breado Peach cobblero Sausageo BurritosJULESBURG 9/20Community Picnic at the finish lineJulesburg Community Fellowship –10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.o Lasagna9/19: Community Breakfast at HQ -5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.o Salado Bread• FBLA & FCCLAo Desserto Breakfast burrito – includes eggs, sausage,hash browns, cheese, some with green chili,and salsa on the side• Hippodrome Arts Centreo Concessionso Popcorn38


in Jtownsand career success through agricultural education. TheColorado FFA Foundation is a nonprofit that supportsthe Colorado FFA Foundation and is proud to be acharity partner of Pedal The Plains and The DenverPost.THE DENVER POST COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONPedal The Plains is an event of The Denver PostCommunity Foundation. The Denver Post CommunityFoundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, servesto improve and enrich the lives of those in ourcommunity by raising and distributing funds to metroareaand Colorado nonprofit agencies serving theareas of arts, youth, education and human services.The Denver Post Community Foundation and PedalThe Plains grant program, supported by Wells Fargo,will award the following two nonprofits that serve theEastern Plains have been selected to each receive a$6,000 grant. They will help by providing volunteersand educational offerings throughout the event.4-H PROGRAMEmbedded in the CSU Extension Offices, 4-H is anonprofit designed for youthages 5 through 18 years of ageliving in counties across the state.4-H began over 100 years agoas an educational program forthe rural youth of America. Theirmission remains to empower young people to reachtheir full potential, working and learning in partnershipwith caring adults. Through projects in environmentalscience, rocketry, foods and nutrition, animal science,and photography, members of 4-H learn importantskills such as leadership, ethics, decision making,record keeping, responsibility and communityservice. The 4-H motto, to make the best BETTER, issomething that this nonprofit strives to accomplishas they embark on another century of service forAmerica’s youth.For more information, visit denverpostcommunity.com.COLORADO FFA FOUNDATIONIntegrated into the curriculum ofover 100 high schools in Colorado,the Colorado FFA Foundationis the premier co-curricularleadership organization forstudents ages 14 – 18. Most members of Colorado FFAdo not come from a farm or ranch, but have a desireto learn more about agriculture and the inspiring taskof providing food and fiber to a growing population.Areas of focus are premier leadership, personal growth39


in JtownsCOMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAMPedal The Plains will make a $3,000 donation to apreselected organization in each host communityas a part of our Community Initiative Program. Thisyear we look forward to contributing to the followingorganizations in each host community.JulesburgThe Julesburg Chamber willaward these funds to assist withenhancement project for thedowntown area.HolyokeThe City of Holyoke will use thesefunds along with other partner giftsto help build ADA restrooms. Theserestrooms will be available to theusers and spectators of the baseball field, softball field,skate park & bike path.SterlingThe community initiative grant willbe used in conjunction with theschools sporting budget to helpfund new helmets, jerseys, pants, pads and trainingequipment for the Sterling High School FootballProgram. The Sterling High School Football Program’smission is ‘creating successful lives and bolsteringcommunity and school unity through integrity,selflessness, faith and courage.’PHOTOGRAPHYSundance Images is happy to provide photographyservices for the 2015 Pedal The Plains Tour.Photographers will be positioned along the route,taking great shots of cyclists during the ride. As cyclistsjourney by, a large letter (alphabet A-Z) that representsthe “letter group” will be displayed. There will also be aclock present. Sundance Images will set up at the endof each day at the Headquarters or Entertainment Site.Cyclists may find their photo by the “letter group” thatwas identified on the route and/or the time displayedwhile riding by.TOUR-END CELEBRATION FOR 3-DAY TOURSunday, September 20 marks the end of the 2015Pedal The Plains Tour. Julesburg will host the tourendcelebration on the lawns of the Sedgwick CountyCourthouse from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (See mapof Julesburg on page 26.) Entertainment, food and avariety of refreshments will be available.Invite your family and friends to join the party andcelebrate your accomplishment. Parking will beavailable on neighboring streets an there will be asecure area provided for bicycles at the finish line.Other services such as, showers, baggage and AlpineCycle Connection will be staged at the Julesburg HighSchool, two blocks away.The Closing Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., don’tmiss your chance to win a brand new CannondaleBicycle – you must be present to win!40


in JtownsTREAD LIGHTLY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY ZEROHEROCelebrating the good life: Two wheels andenvironmental sustainabilityLook around you… you’re surrounded by like-minded,bike-loving folks, unbelievable scenery, good foodand great beer. Now look a little closer. The Coloradobrewedbeer in your cup is being served in a cornbasedcompostable cup destined to stay out oflandfills. Some of the tour vehicles are powered byalternative fuels.Now look down at those legs. They are propellingyou through some of Colorado’s most scenicuntouched terrain. What stands out about the ride isthe connection to promote a healthy lifestyle and ahealthy planet. An event such as Pedal The Plains is aperfect model to blend in the ethics of environmentalstewardship as we tour across the Eastern Plains.Pedal The Plains has teamed up with ZeroHero and ahost of Green sponsors to make an even bigger impactin the cycling world. With the tread lightly initiatives,Pedal The Plains has pledged to reduce waste by 75percent through compost and recycling, promotingcompostable vendor products and to offset travel withcarbon-saving programs.In addition to the environment sustainability efforts,our social commitment will foster a positive legacy inthe host communities through outreach programsand community grants to a variety of nonprofits. In2015 we are celebrating the triple bottom line: healthycommunities, healthy people and a healthy, vibrantenvironment.Teaming up with ZeroHero, cyclists may expect thefollowing:Carbon Neutral Pedal The PlainsPedal The Plains will support Colorado-based carbonoffsetting programs to balance out the carbon dioxideemissions we produce during the event. Granted, ourbikers are promoting optimal “carbon consciousness”each time they crank a pedal, but our event does kickup some dust.Waste Diversion EffortsAll Headquarter Sites, Entertainment Sites and aidstations will be zero waste, diverting 70% or more ofour waste from the landfill. ZeroHero will utilize localrecycling and composting systems to turn wasteinto future resources. All food vendors will be highlyencouraged to use recyclable and compostableproducts (mandated in 2013). Zero waste is also a stateof mind participants will have opportunities to learnand practice “Leave No Trace” ethics along the route.Legacy ProgramsIt’s why we do what we do. Communities we travelthrough will be the focus of legacy programs,donations and grants, giving special consideration tothe promotion of biking culture and healthy lifestylesto our youth. What do bikes and sustainability have incommon? They both gain momentum with a little pushand get easier the more you practice.41


in JtownsMERCHANDISECommemorate Pedal The Plains by purchasingofficial event merchandise! Pre-purchase your Primaltechnical gear today by visiting our shop page,pedaltheplains.com/shop. Compliment your Tour jerseywith bibs, shorts, arm warmers, a cycling cap anda women’s Gemini Tank. We are excited to offer anattractive line of clothing and fun gift options, whichwill be released closer to the start of the Tour. Thetechnical gear will be sold at the Primal hospitality tentand the Tour line can be found at the merchandise tentduring the Tour.DEMO PROGRAMWe are proud to be partnering with Boo Bicycles asour Official Bicycle Demo Partner for Pedal The Plainsand DT Swiss as our wheel partner. You’ll have anopportunity to test ride a new bicycle courteous of BooBicycles each day of the ride or wheels by DT Swiss.Bicycles and wheels will be allocated on a first comefirst served basis each day.Here’s how it works:• Each day of the Tour (starting on Friday, 9/18)you can visit the demo area to reserve your ride.• If it’s a Boo, they’ll select a bike that fits you,adjust the saddle height, put your pedals onthe bike and send you on your way! The nextday you’ll ride the demo bike while they transferyour bike.• If it’s DT Swiss, they’ll remove your wheels andinstall a set of demo wheels. The next day, you’llride on the new demo wheels while DT Swisstransports yours.• After enjoying a demo bike or set of wheels forthe day, you’ll return it to the demo area.Boo Bicycles and DT Swiss will require a valid driver’slicense and credit card at sign up. If you are a minoryou will have to have a legal guardian present in orderto be eligible.Stay tune for additional information on otherpartnering demo partners to come!For more information on Boo Bicycles visit boobicycles.com.com for DT Swiss visit dtswiss.com.VOLUNTEER STAFFPedal The Plains is made possible through the hardwork and dedication of our volunteers. We are mostgrateful and appreciative of their time and effort.Please remember to thank them while participating inthe Tour.42


ourpartnersPedal The Plains is proud to boast that all our partnering organizations, as well as contracted vendors, callonJColorado home! This event would not be possible without the support of these dedicated and loyal neighbors.routeSeveral companies have donated their time and services through sponsorship, in-kind products and services.Their gifts and contributions will assist in minimizing event cost, resulting in a greater percentage of proceedsgoing directly to The Denver Post Community Foundation and Eastern Plains nonprofits.in JtownsPUBLIC AFFAIRS43

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