Colorado’s 4-H youth, staff and friends made an admirable showing at a very hot 2018 Pedal the Plains cycling tour held September 14-16. The 200-mile route began in Kiowa, continued on to Bennett and finished in Limon. Twelve cyclists made up the 4-H team, and 4-H club members staffed rider aid stations along the route.
“Colorado 4-H volunteers were at each and every aid station cutting fruit, filling water, handing out snacks, placing signs, and so much more,” said Deirdre Moynihan, Pedal the Plains Tour Director. “We are so appreciative of their efforts in support of Pedal the Plains and honored that they are our partner.”
Colorado’s 4-H program is one of the nonprofit organizations supported by Pedal the Plains and will received a $7,000 grant. The funds will support programs, scholarships and volunteer development for 4-H programs in this year’s event host communities of Adams, Arapahoe, Elbert and Lincoln counties.
Now in its seventh year, Pedal the Plains was conceived when Colorado Governor Hickenlooper and former Denver Post publisher and longtime 4-H Supporter Dean Singleton discussed a way to highlight the communities of Colorado’s Eastern Plains. The initiative helps fund nonprofit organizations in the tour’s host communities that provide services for youth through programs related to recreation and/or youth education.