Join us for the Elevations Credit Union Buffalo Bicycle Classic on Sunday, September 10, 2023, and support high-achieving, Colorado residents in their academic pursuits at CU Boulder.

2023 ride information coming soon.


View the 2022 ride information sheet

Packet Pick Up and Merchandise Pick Up Dates/Times/Locations:

Please note we will not have helmet stickers this year (2022). You will just have a wristband and your ride bib number on the back of your jersey.

  • Wednesday September 7th 3:00pm  - 6:00pm – Wheat Ridge Cyclery 7085 W 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge 80033
  • Thursday September 8th 3:00pm – 7:00pm – Full Cycle 2355 30th Street, Boulder 80301
  • Friday September 9th 3:00pm – 7:00pm – Full Cycle 2355 30th Street, Boulder 80301
  • Saturday September 10th 9:00am – noon – Full Cycle 2355 30th Street, Boulder 80301
  • Sunday September 11th 6:00am – 10:30am – Start line, Benson Field, 2200 Colorado Blvd Boulder 80309

If you pre-ordered merchandise please remember to pick it up at packet pick up.

There is free parking for the event on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Lot 436 (just north of the Regent parking garage). This is the only lot where there will be free parking for the event. All other visitor parking zones on campus are $1 per hour on Sundays. Directions to lot 436:

  • From Denver/Westminster: Take westbound Hwy 36 until it turns into 28th Street, turn left on Colorado Ave, turn left on Regent Drive.  Lot 436 is immediately to your left.
  • From Fort Collins/Longmont: Take Foothills Hwy 119 (south), turn right onto Colorado Ave, turn left on Regent Drive.  Lot 436 is immediately to your left.
  • From Golden: North on Hwy 93 until it turns into Broadway, right on Regent Drive. Lot 436 just past the covered parking garage on your right.

Click on the image below to view the location of parking lot 436 on campus:

parking lot 436

If lot 436 fills up, overflow parking will be available on the first floor of the Regent parking garage, just south of lot 436. If you do have to park in the overflow garage, please be sure you don't drive in with your bike on the top of your car! Parking on the first level of the Regent parking garage will also be free on Sunday, Sept. 11. You don't need to purchase hourly parking as long as you park your car in lot 436 or on the first level of the Regent parking garage. If you park in a different visitor lot on campus, hourly parking permit is required (via Park Mobile).

Please note we will not have helmet stickers this year (2022). You will just have a wristband and your ride bib number on the back of your jersey.

Start Times:

7:00am - Buff Epic (100 miles), Epic 75, Dirty Epic (55 miles)

Staging will be at Benson Field at 6:45 a.m. Rider bibs and wristbands will be checked. The peloton of riders will be escorted at 7:00 a.m. from Benson Field through the city to Boulder Canyon. There will be a lead vehicle and a following vehicle to keep all riders in a peloton to be led safely through Boulder to Boulder Canyon. Any rider that falls out of the peloton must follow rules of the road to get to the entrance to Boulder Canyon. All Epic riders must enter the closure on Canyon Blvd., west of 6th Street by 7:40 a.m. Boulder Canyon will be closed to westbound vehicle traffic but there will be eastbound traffic, so NEVER cross the yellow line. The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a ride and not a race. Except in this designated closure, you must follow the Rules of the Road by stopping at all stop signs and obeying all traffic signals and law enforcement instructions.

7:30am- Century 100 and Carter Lake 70 miles

Staging will begin at 7:15 a.m. at Benson Field with riders released slowly for safety starting at 8:00 a.m. The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a ride and not a race. You must follow Rules of the Road along the entire course by stopping at all stop signs and obeying all traffic signals and law enforcement instructions.

8:30am - 50 Mile Half Century, 35 Mile Mary's Loop and Dirty Buff

Staging will begin at 8:15 a.m. at Benson Field with riders released slowly for safety starting at 8:30 a.m. The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a ride and not a race. You must follow Rules of the Road along the entire course by stopping at all stop signs and obeying all traffic signals and law enforcement instructions.

10:30am - Little Buff Family Ride (14 miles)

Staging will begin at 10:15 a.m. at Benson Field with riders released slowly for safety starting at 10:30 a.m. Riders will be led out by a lead bicycle and followed by a sweep bicycle. The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a ride and not a race. You must follow Rules of the Road along the entire course by obeying bicycle path instructions, stopping at all stop signs and obeying all traffic signals and law enforcement instructions. 

The start-finish area is at Benson lawn which is located on the CU Boulder main campus. Benson lawn is on the south side of the Benson Earth Sciences building and the west side of the Mathematics Building. The closest cross streets are Colorado Avenue and Libby Drive, near the turnaround area and gate on the south side of Folsom Field stadium.

View location on the Campus Map

You'll find well-stocked and well-staffed aid stations throughout each route. Hydrate with Skratch and Eldorado Spring Water.  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.

You'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 Avery Brewing beer. Make sure you have your registration number affixed to the back of your jersey.

Don't miss the event after the event! Stop by Benson field and fill your belly with a catered pasta bar lunch, drink a free Avery Brewing 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 and enjoying stories about the ride. You'll need your bib tear-off to get into the party.