Register for the Buff Bike Classic
After clicking on the "Register for All Rides..." button (above), you will be taken to our registration site, administered by our friends at PreRace.com. There, you can choose to register for one of the longer rides (35, 50, 70, the Buff Epic, or for the 14-mile "Little Buff."
In the registration process, you can opt to purchase this year's jersey, and you can also choose to start or join a team. After your registration is complete, you will get a confirmation email from PreRace.com; it will document the ride you signed up for and note any additional donations or merchandise you may have purchased.Online registration will close at noon on Friday, Sept. 6. Late registration will begin at 6:00 on ride day at Start/Finish, with a $10 late fee.
How do I start or join a team?
During the registration process, you will be asked if you want to join a team. If you want to join a team you know already exists, key in the name of that team. If you want to start a new team, key in the name of the team you want to start.
What does the ride cost?
That depends. We have an option that is right for you.
|The Buffalo Bicycle Classic, 35-110 miles|
|All Ages, 35-110 miles||$95|
|(New!) Pledge Package||$250|
|The "Little Buff" 14-mile ride|
|Family Pack (six or fewer people)||$195|
Please note that Pactimo jersey sizes run smaller than some other brands. See Pactimo jersey size chart here.
*Price for the the $149 jersey package does not include tax and shipping.
What's this new Pledge Package?
This year, we're introducing a new win-win pledging option. If you choose the pledge package, you commit to raising $250 in pledges. When you complete your registration, your credit card will be charged $35.
If your friends and family donate at least $215 to your scholarship fund by Sept. 8, your registration will cost only $35, plus you'll get a 2013 jersey, arm warmers and socks. In your confirmation email, you will get a link to your personal pledge page. You can send this link to friends or share it on Facebook.
If your friends and family do not pledge at least $215 by ride day (Sept. 8), your credit card will be charged for the outstanding balance.
If you raise a total of $500 or more, you'll also receive:
- Ride registration
- 2013 jersey, arm warmers, and socks
- Custom bike shorts
- Invitation to the St. Julien sponsor party in August
- Entrance into drawings to win other great items
- Satisfaction of going the extra mile to support good students who need financial support
What about tax deductibility?Net proceeds from the Buffalo Bicycle Classic fund scholarships at the University of Colorado. Your registration fee helps fund the Buffalo Bicycle Classic scholarship fund and may be tax-deductible. The fair-market value of goods and services received by each registrant (including T-shirt, water bottle, food and drink at aid stations) is $35. The fair-market value of goods and services received for a Pledge Package registrant at the $250 level (which includes the basic goods and services plus the 2013 jersey, arm warmers, and socks) is $135. The fair-market value for a Pledge Package registrant at the $500 level (which includes the basic goods and services, $250 pledge package goods, plus bike shorts and a pre-ride reception at the St. Julien Hotel) is $250.
Can I just donate now?You bet! Support student scholarships with a tax-deductible donation now. Just click here.
About The Ride
The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a cycling fundraiser. Since 2003, more than $1.8 million in scholarships have been awarded to promising students in CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences.
In recent years, the ride has attracted 2,500 participants -- CU alumni, kids in trailers, professional cyclists and everyone in between. Participants choose a course from several options and ride at their own pace. The shortest course, the "Little Buff," explores the wonderful bike path network in the City of Boulder. In 2013, we're adding ten miles to the Buff Epic up Boulder Canyon, and changing the course to include the Carter Lake climb.