Pedal the Plains…

Rural Southeast Colorado

Rural Southeast Colorado

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.

Jason in Pedal the Plains

Jason in Pedal the Plains

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.

Yellow Butterflies

Yellow Butterflies on the side of the road

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!

Jason on Horse

Jason on a horse at one of the aid stations

Merindy was also hard at work for Pedal the Plains. She set up a booth for our medical mission work in Bangladesh at the Kailakuri Health Care Project.

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!

Handmade scarves by Merindy

Handmade scarves by Merindy: only $15 each. Money goes toward our mission work at Kailakuri Health Care Project! =-)

Merindy also took blood pressure readings for free for anyone who wanted their blood pressure checked.

Merindy checking blood pressure

Merindy doing free blood pressure checks at Pedal the Plains

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! =-)

 

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