Join us for the 19th annual Elevations Credit Union Buffalo Bicycle Classic on Sunday, September 12, 2021 and support high-achieving, Colorado residents in their academic pursuits at CU Boulder. Calling all gravel lovers! Join the BBC on two gravel routes - the Dirty Buff and the Dirty Epic. Explore miles of off-the-beaten-path roads throughout Boulder County with the same great support you've come to love and expect from the BBC.

2021 Ride Information Sheet

Packet Pick-up Dates/Times/Locations:

Wheatridge Cyclery: Tuesday, September 7, 2:00-6:00pm
Full Cycle: Wednesday, September 8, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Full Cycle:Thursday,September 9, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Full Cycle: Friday, September 10, 3:00 – 7:00pm
Full Cycle: Saturday, September 11, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Benson Field: Sunday, September 12, 6:00am - 10:30am

Full Cycle
2355 30th Street
Boulder CO 80301

Wheat Ridge Cyclery
7085 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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

2021 participant parking map and information sheet

There is NO free parking on campus. There is covered garage parking at Regent Parking garage on campus.  Cost is $5 for the day. The parking attendant will be there at 5:00am – 10:30am collecting payment. Don’t enter the garage with a bike on a roof rack. You can pay the attendant $5 and they will direct you to an alternate space. The lot north of the garage is permit only and will not be available.  All visitor parking meters on campus are $1 per hour on Sundays.
  • From Denver/Westminster: Take westbound Hwy 36 until it turns into 28th Street, turn left on Colorado Ave, turn left on Regent Dr.
  • From Fort Collins/Longmont: Take Foothills Hwy 119 (south), turn right onto Colorado Ave, turn left on Regent Dr.
  • From Golden: North on Hwy 93 until it turns into Broadway, right on Regent Dr.

View location on the Campus Map

Start Times for Sunday September 12, 2021

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

Staging will be at Benson Field at 6:45am.  Rider bibs, helmet stickers and wristbands will be checked.  The peloton of riders will be escorted in two waves at 7:00am and 7:10am from Benson Field through the city to Boulder Canyon.  There will be a lead vehicle and a following vehicle for each wave to keep all riders in a peloton to be led safely through Boulder to Boulder Canyon.  Any rider that falls out of their 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 St by 7:40am. 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. 

8:00am                 Century 100, Carter Lake 70 miles, and Dirty Buff (42 miles)

Staging will begin at 7:45am at Benson Field with riders released slowly for safety starting at 8:00am.  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 and 35 Mile Mary's Loop

Staging will begin at 8:15am at Benson Field with riders released slowly for safety starting at 8:30am. 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 10:15am at Benson Field  with riders released slowly for safety starting at 10:30am. Riders will be led out by a lead bicycle and be 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. 

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.

Information coming soon.

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 and your sticker on your helmet.

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. Check out special prices on previous years merchandise.  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.