Pedal the Plains, Provide Heat Help

Colorado’s electric cooperatives are again joining forces to help sponsor the annual Pedal the Plains bike tour of eastern Colorado September 13-15. Over three days, riders will bike from Lamar to Holly to Springfield and back to Lamar in Southeast Colorado Power Association’s territory. For those who want a few more miles, Saturday’s Centennial Ride will loop into a bit of Kansas before coming back to Colorado and on to Springfield.

The electric co-ops also sponsor a bike team that raises money for Energy Outreach Colorado, which helps struggling Coloradans pay their heat bills each winter. You are invited to join the team. Magazine readers, electric co-op consumer-members, co-op managers, board members, employees and friends and family of the co-op community are invited to participate.

Helping sponsor the electric co-op team this year are the Colorado Rural Electric Association, Colorado Country Life, Touchstone Energy, Gunnison County Electric in Gunnison, Highline Electric in Holyoke, Holy Cross Energy in Glenwood Springs, K.C. Electric in Hugo, Intermountain REA in Sedalia, Morgan County REA in Fort Morgan, Mountain View Electric in Limon and Falcon, Poudre Valley REA in Fort Collins, Southeast Colorado Power in La Junta, United Power in Brighton, White River Electric in Meeker and CREA’s law firm, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.

Register to ride with the team at and choose Colorado’s Electric Cooperatives from the “Join a team” drop down menu. More information is available from team captain Cassi Gloe at 720-407-0712 or