Pedal The Plains 2012: Inaugural 3-Day Trek Concludes Sunday

Pedal The Plains, the first-ever three-day, three-city bicycle tour based in eastern Colorado's High Plains continues this weekend.

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Pedal The Plains 2012: Stage 3 Preview

The third and final day of the Pedal The Plains tour begins Sunday, with riders facing their longest riding day of the event. Riders will cover 83 miles from Burlington to Yuma, with 833 feet of elevation gain. Although not as much elevation gain as Stage Two's 1,483 feet, the added distance and fatigue from the previous two days of riding should challenge riders.

This is the first annual Pedal The Plains tour, designed as a less competitive tour that can be enjoyed by riders of all skill levels. Riders seeking a more ambitious final stage can take an alternate route which extends the stage to an even 100 miles.

The Pedal The Plains tour is designed as an educational tour highlighting Colorado's agricultural history. Each stage includes optional detours to educational sites as riders cross Colorado's eastern plains.

Complete details of the celebration of Colorado's cycling culture, including maps and profiles of the route, can be found on the official 2012 Pedal The Plains website.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of Pedal The Plains 2012. For all things cycling, check out Podium Cafe.

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Pedal The Plains: Day 2 Preview

The 2012 Pedal The Plains tour kicks off day 2 of 3 on Saturday, with riders trekking 61 miles across the plains of Colorado from Wray to Burlington. While Friday featured an almost entirely downhill route, riders will experience a variety of rolling hills Saturday as they ride through the Arikaree River Basin. Day 2 will feature an elevation gain of 1,483 ft.

This is the first year of the Pedal The Plain Tour. The tour is designed as an educational tour of Colorado's agricultural history, and is geared towards riders of all skill levels. Each stage includes optional detours to educational stops.

Day 1 of the Tour was kicked off by a sendoff from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Complete details of the celebration of Colorado's cycling culture, including maps and profiles of the route, can be found on the official 2012 Pedal The Plains website.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of Pedal The Plains 2012. For all things cycling, check out Podium Cafe.

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Pedal The Plains 2012: Stage 1 Yuma To Wray Route Mostly Downhill

Stage 1 of the inaugural Pedal The Plains event begins on Friday, running 28 miles from Yuma to Wray. The stage runs downhill as it crosses through Colorado's agricultural plains, making a course that shouldn't be a strain for the riders. It's a decline of 630 feet over the route, but never at more than a three percent slope.

The stage should make for a comfortable tune-up for the field. The following days come in at 61 and 83 miles, and they also include some climbing. None of the climbing is particularly severe, but it will present a difference from the opening day.

Complete details of the celebration of Colorado's cycling culture, including maps and profiles of the route, can be found on the official 2012 Pedal The Plains website.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of Pedal The Plains 2012. For all things cycling, check out Podium Cafe.

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Pedal The Plains 2012: Inaugural 3-Day Trek Starts Friday

Pedal The Plains, the first-ever three-day, three-city bicycle tour based in western Colorado's High Plains will get underway on Friday.

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