2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

The 2019 Denver Post/Viaero ‘Pedal the Plains’ event is set to be held in Lamar, Holly and Springfield for this year’s bicycle ride, scheduled for September 13-15, 2019. Lamar played host city for the 2013  event which saw close to 900 bike riders attend some or all of the event.

The 2019 route and cities selections were made official this past Friday in Denver, attended by southeast Colorado representatives, including Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, Jesse Frey from the Holly Commercial Club and Rod Swisher who temporarily substituted as Springfield’s representative.

Riders for the annual event can opt in for all three rides or select among the choices which this year will offer a 47.5 mile ride from Lamar to Holly. After on overnight stay in Holly, day two will feature the 73 mile ride to Springfield using Highway 89 south to Walsh and then Highway 160 west to Springfield.  The final day will have riders travel from Springfield to Lamar, a 47 mile ride along Highway 385/287.  A 100 mile ride has been mentioned as an option for the second day, according to the Pedal the Plains website, but details are still pending on that route.  Holly and Springfield will act as overnight host towns for the riders on the 13th and 15th of September at this point.

Cue said an announcement from the state planning committee, featuring more details on the event is expected later this week.
By Russ Baldwin


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