Coloradans who have trouble paying their winter heating bills will benefit from the Colorado electric co-op bicycle team’s annual Pedal the Plains tour of eastern Colorado September 13-15. The team is raising support for Energy Outreach Colorado, a non-profit dedicated to helping struggling Coloradans with heat assistance, and you can help.
The electric co-ops’ team will join about 750 other bicyclists riding 165 miles, from Lamar to Holly to Springfield, for this 8th annual event. Designed to bring attention to the eastern half of Colorado, the ride includes well-placed stops along the route that educate urban riders about life on Colorado’s plains. There are also opportunities to enjoy the communities and lifestyle of the Centennial State’s rural areas.
Organizations supporting the team and its mission for EOC are the Colorado Rural Electric Association, Colorado Country Life, Touchstone Energy, Gunnison County Electric, Highline Electric, Holy Cross Energy, K.C. Electric, Intermountain REA, Morgan County REA, Mountain View Electric, Poudre Valley REA, Southeast Colorado Power, United Power, White River Electric and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP.
Readers are also invited to support the team by sending a check made out to CEEI to CEEI/PTP, 5400 Washington St., Denver, CO 80216. Or visit poweringtheplains.coop and donate online.