Pedal the Plains is an initiative of the Denver Post and the State of Colorado. This annual cycling event celebrates the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of the Eastern Plains of Colorado. The ride creates an opportunity for cyclists from the Front Range and beyond to learn about farming and ranching while experiencing firsthand the culture, history, and landscape of Colorado’s high plains. The Bike Tour incorporates interactive on-route experiences by staging rest stops on farms, posting educational points of interest, and serving community meals composed of locally sourced food. In addition to farm fresh meals, entertainment will include a beer garden, country bands, harvest festivals and county fairs filled with local flair and culture. The host communities benefit economically through associated fundraising initiatives and the influx of riders and their families. This 3-day cycling event brought over 1,000 cyclists and many spectators and volunteers to the 200-mile route, which spans the towns of Lamar, Holly, and Springfield. This year’s Pedal the Plains took place in Prowers and Baca counties from September 13th-15th. The 13th annual Colorado 4-H Ford F-150 Truck Raffle Drawing was held on the second night of Pedal the Plains. The winning ticket was picked from the Raffle Drum at 7:00 p.m. on the 14th of September at the Baca County Fairgrounds
The Colorado 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce our 2019 Ford Truck Raffle Winner for the Foundation’s annual Truck Raffle Program! This year’s winner won a 2019 F-150 Super Crew truck, which was donated through the generosity of Colorado Ford Dealerships.
Colorado 4-H Foundation 2019 Raffle Ticket Winners are:
- 2019 F-150 Ford Truck winner, Ticket #4-H 38310: Julie Fall, Wetmore CO – Custer County
- $1000 winner, Ticket #4-H 66750: Daniel Bradford, Walsh CO – Baca County
- $500 winner, Ticket # 4-H 48474: Frank Young, Silver Plume CO – Clear Creek County
The Role of 4-H at Pedal the Plains
Since the inception of Pedal the Plains, the Denver Post Community Foundation (DPCF) has invited 4-H and Colorado FFA to serve at the cycling event. The DPCF recognizes our mission of youth education along with our agricultural and rural roots, and is a terrific supporter of 4-H. The DPCF annually awards a grant to the Colorado 4-H Foundation, which is distributed to the participating counties: Prowers and Baca in 2019.
Serving at Pedal the Plains gives 4-H clubs the opportunity to receive a grant from the DCPF, receive local and statewide publicity, and gives 4-H members the opportunity to serve the community. The educational and fun-packed Bike Tour is a great way to build community within 4-H and beyond.