Everything you need to know for ride day.
Routes and MapsWe've got some exciting route changes this year!
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How about a virtual tour of the route? Open PeakGIS's Google Earth virtual tour and enjoy the easiest century ride you'll ever do.
We are also proud to feature the Carter Lake Climb 70-mile route.
Like to take it a bit easier? Try the Half Century 50-mile route.
For great fun at a manageable distance, try our Mary's Loop 35-mile route.
As always, there's the fun-heavy Little Buff 14-mile route.
Before the RideThe start-finish area is on Colorado Avenue between Benson Earth Sciences at the Mathematics Building, right across the street from the east end of Folsom Field.
Pre-ride-day packet pickup will be scheduled for a variety of locations. Riders registering by noon Aug. 28 may pick up their packets/bibs at participating shops from Saturday, Aug. 31, to Friday, Sept. 6.
Online registration will close at noon on Friday, Sept. 6. Late registration will begin at 6:30 on ride day at Start/Finish, with a $10 late fee.
Please view your registration confirmation email to view your packet pick-up location. Packets not picked up will be taken to the Start/Finish line on ride day.
On ride day, bib numbers may be picked beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Start/Finish line. A photo ID will be required. On ride day, late registration, rider check-in, bib-number pick-up, and continental breakfast start at 6:30 a.m.. While checking-in, grab some freshly brewed coffee and a healthy snack. Then it's off you go for a great day of spinning!
Start TimesRiders should be at the start and ready to ride at the following times:
|110 mile||70 mile||50 mile||35 mile||14 mile|
|7:00 am||8:00 am||8:30 am||9:00 am||10:00 am|
|Start times for Buff Epic stages|
|Stage 1 (first 300 registrants)||7 a.m.|
|Stage 2 (next 300 registrants||7:05 a.m.|
|Stage 3 (next 300 registrants||7:10 a.m.|
|Stage 4 (next 300 registrants||7:15 a.m.|
|Stage 5 (next 300 registrants||7:20 a.m.|
The main parking is on Regent Drive, just south of Colorado Avenue. Additional parking is on Folsom Street north of the football stadium. See the map below for reference.
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SupportYou'll find well-stocked and well-staffed aid stations throughout each route. Smiling faces, tasty eats, and a cowbell or two to keep your spirits up! If you need any assistance in between, flag down one of the support vehicles that are traveling the course.
EquipmentYou'll need to wear an ANSI- or SNELL-approved helmet at all times -- we can't let people ride who don't have helmets. Also bring an ID, especially if you want your free post-ride beer. And make sure you have your registration number affixed to the back, lower left area of your jersey.
Post-ride partyDon't miss the event after the event! Stop by Benson field and fill your belly with a tasty meal, drink a beer with your team, or enjoy a massage. There's free secure bike parking, so you can relax. Also at the finish line, we’ll be doing a drawing for several prizes.You'll need your bib tear-off to get into the party.
Tax-deductibilityNet 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 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.
Ready to ride? Register!
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.