Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Co-ops Sponsor Pedal the Plains

The 2015 Powering the Plains bike team with their mascot, Power.

The 2015 Powering the Plains bike team with their mascot, Power.

Electric cooperatives have been among the corporate sponsors for Pedal the Plains since its inception in 2012. The annual fall bike tour of Colorado’s eastern plains was begun as a joint effort of Gov. John Hickenlooper and The Denver Post to bring attention to the importance of the eastern side of the state and it agricultural contributions.

The co-ops, along with Tri-State Generation and Transmission, CREA and Colorado Country Life, help sponsor the September event. The co-ops also sponsor a bike team that rides under the Powering the Plains banner. In 2016, the bicyclists will ride a more southern route, from Ordway to Fowler to La Junta and back to Ordway September 16-18.

The Powering the Plains bike team will ride to raise money for Energy Outreach Colorado.

More information on the co-ops’ participation is available at www.poweringtheplains.coop.