The Buffalo Bicycle Classic dates back to 2003, having raised over 3.3 million dollars in support of student scholarships at CU Boulder. The students served by the BBC are some of Colorado’s brightest; each entering CU with over a 4.0 high school GPA. Our student scholars also demonstrate strong financial need, which makes this scholarship particularly important. Our $12,000 scholarship to these promising students makes higher education attainable. Through the generous support of our sponsors
and riders, we are able to make a difference in the lives of over 400 students in the last seventeen years.
The success of the BBC is in part due to lessons learned from the Bolder Bike Classic, a ride of the late 1990’s developed by Cliff Bosley under the Bolder Boulder umbrella of events. The event has grown over the years, not only in the dollars raised, or scholarships awarded, but also in the course itself. The BBC now offers a gravel ride (the Dirty Buff), 7 cycling courses, varying in difficulty. No matter your age, experience, or physical ability, we have a route for you! Enjoy the beautiful vistas Boulder has to offer, stop by one of our delicious aid stations, or climb Boulder Canyon in confidence thanks to the westbound lane closure. Whatever way you look at it, the Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a great event for a great cause.
"The BBC has enabled me to serve the community beyond the CU campus. With the unconditional support from the scholarship, I was able to perform academically well without the burden of finances while also focusing on my passions and future aspirations. I spent a lot of my time engaging with underserved communities to assist in volunteering, mentoring, and tutoring services. I also engaged in health-related opportunities that aligned with my future desires working in healthcare. I am a first-generation student, so college was a challenge to navigate. I consistently worked hard to fulfill the expectations of the university with the ambition to graduate within four years. As I reflect on my time at CU, I am proud to graduate this upcoming spring because of the support from the BBC. I cannot express my gratitude enough for the sponsors that create this opportunity for the most deserving students. This scholarship cares about the success of the students and prepares us to prosper in the future. Thank you! Again, I am so appreciative for the great impact and experiences the BBC has given me throughout college."
BBC scholarship recipient, 2019