About a month ago, Jason had the opportunity to participate in a bicycling event called Pedal the Plains. It was a three day tour of southeast Colorado by bicycle. Jason participated on just one of the days, as this was his first time doing a bicycle tour. The full tour went from Eads to Lamar on Day 1, then from Lamar to La Junta and Rocky Ford on Day 2, and then from La Junta back to Eads on Day 3. Jason did the Lamar to La Junta leg of the journey, which was about 68 miles.
There were a lot of yellow butterflies out for the ride. The event coordinators did a really good job on picking a very scenic route.
Here’s a short video of the butterflies…
Besides great scenery, they also had fun stuff to do at the aid stations. Jason got his picture taken while sitting on a horse!
Around 800 riders participated in the Pedal the Plains (at least from what Jason heard). Merindy had the opportunity to tell them about what we will be doing in Bangladesh.
Merindy also had some scarves that she made for sale. Money raised from the scarves is going to our mission work with Kailakuri. People were very generous and donated money, too!
Merindy also took blood pressure readings for free for anyone who wanted their blood pressure checked.
Overall it was a good day. Jason was very tired at the end of the ride and slept for a few hours before joining Merindy and our friends at the booth downtown. Hopefully there will be another Pedal the Plains event next year! =-)