The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is excited to announce that Elevations Credit Union has renewed its sponsorship for the BBC through 2026, and has increased its annual support to $50,000 per year. Elevations has been the title sponsor of the BBC since 2007. Due to the continued support and generosity of Elevations Credit Union, the BBC is pleased to announce the creation of the Elevations Credit Union Buffalo Bicycle Classic Scholarship. This full tuition scholarship will be awarded annually to a continuing BBC Scholar based on their excellent academic record at CU, and their demonstrated commitment to academic and community service.
Because of the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers, riders, and donors, the BBC has raised over $3.6M since the ride was created in 2003. BBC Scholarships support approximately fifty top Colorado high school graduates each year.
Elevations Credit Union traces its roots to 1953 when it was founded on the steps of Macky Auditorium with twelve members and less than one-hundred dollars in assets. Elevations now has over 130,000 members and thirteen branches across the Front Range, with over $2B in assets. Elevations is the first credit union in the U.S. to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
The BBC, its Scholars, and our riders, are profoundly grateful for Elevation's unwavering support.
Do deadlines make you nervous? Just register for the Pledge Package, pay a nominal registration fee, and commit to fundraising the rest. Pledgers enjoy the perks of exclusive merchandise, invitation to the kick-off party at the St. Julien, and the good karma that comes from supporting higher education!
You spoke and the BBC listened. The 2016 ride is proud to "officially" introduce the EPIC 75. Enjoy the challenge and beauty of Boulder Canyon without the Carter Lake climb! This abbreviated version of the 110 mile Buff Epic takes you up Boulder Canyon, across Peak to Peak Highway, down through Lyons to our beloved Hygiene Aid Station. From there it's an easy 15 miles back to Benson Field where a cold beer and delicious lunch awaits you.
And for our runners and walkers, the 2016 Buffalo Run will offer a 10K route in addition to its 5K campus run. Better yet, you can use your Buff Run as a qualifying time for the 2017 BolderBOULDER!
BBC Scholarship Recipient 2012-15, BBC Endowment Scholar 2015-2016
What began in 1933 as a simple home and auto insurance agency has grown to include a team of experts specializing in Commercial Insurance, Bonding, Employee Benefits, and Workers' Compensation.
Mike and Elizabeth Taggart were two of just 300 riders that rode in the first classic in 2003. Since then, Taggart Insurance has continued to be a generous sponsor of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic and its scholars. It's thanks to sponsors like Taggart Insurance that the BBC has grown to over 2,500 riders, raising over 3 million scholarship dollars since 2003!
The hardest part about the Buffalo Bicycle Classic may be overcoming the inertia of registering. The hard part need not be the ride. If you haven't spent enough time on your bike, we offer you the leisurely Little Buff route through Marshall and Cherryvale with two charming aid stations. For those who have been putting in the miles, however, we do offer the pain of a brief segment of 13-percent grade up westbound Boulder Canyon, followed by the thrilling descent down St. Vrain Canyon into Lyons. And there are another four routes for those with intermediate motivation.
Why participate? Because you will help to retain and educate some of Colorado's brightest young students. Every rider is a philanthropist, and together they have raised more than $2 million and supported more than 360 students. Be part of that effort! Meet our scholars after the ride. Be sure to consider the pledge package: Pay only $35 up front and get the great-looking jersey, socks, timing chip and a pint glass to enjoy that cool beverage after the ride.
What if you're no longer cycling or have family or friends who are walkers or runners? Sign up for the Buffalo Run 5K and enjoy the mix of runners and cyclists at the post-event party. Enjoy the same music, food, beverage and festivities for which the BBC has become known. The 5K is an excitingcourse through the beautiful Boulder campus, including through some areas you have likely never seen!
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The Buff Bike Classic isn't just for cyclists anymore. We are pleased to introduce the new BUFFALO RUN. Invite your non-cycling friends and family to enjoy the day and meet you at the after-party! This family fun 5K will stampede through CU-Boulder's beautiful campus, ending at the post ride/run party, with a delicious lunch, cold beer, prizes and live music. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday! This event is open to runners, walkers, skippers and strollers.
Your participation in the 2014 Buffalo Bicycle Classic helped make higher education more attainable for some of Colorado's brightest scholarship students. We'd like to say thank you. For a limited time-two weeks-you may use the coupon code below to get $10 off the registration fee for the 2015 ride (valid for the bike ride only).
This year, we changed the course of the Foothills Century to include a stop at our Lyons aid station before heading to Carter Lake. And the Buff Epic is back again! So chose from two centuries, the 70-mile Carter Lake climb, or the 50-, 35-, or 14-mile routes; no matter what challenge you're up for, we have a course for you!
Register now, and tell your friends and family! They can also use the coupon code this week. The price of basic registration will increase as the ride approaches, so don't wait! Be an even greater philanthropist and consider the Pledge Package, for which you pay only $35 upfront and pledge to raise $215 (or more!) by setting up your own fundraising page. With this option, you will receive a 2015 custom jersey, custom hat, socks and pint glass.
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Make sure you register early to take advantage of this year's new pricing structure. Riders have the option to choose between the basic registration (does not include jersey) beginning at $95, or partake in the pledge package, paying $35 at the time of registration and fundraising the remaining $215 before ride day. The pledge package includes the 2014 custom jersey, socks, arm warmers, with the possibility of custom shorts and other great prizes!
Don't wait to register! The cost of Basic Registration will incrementally increase as we get closer to ride day.
|The Buffalo Bicycle Classic, 35-110 miles|
|Registration Date||Basic Registration||Pledge Package*|
|January - March 31||$95||$35|
|April 1 - June 30||$110||$35|
|July 1 - Sept 5||$125||$35|
|Ride day, Sept 7||$140||Not available|
|Little Buff Registration|
|Family of 6 or fewer||$200|
Flood damage is still being repaired in South St. Vrain Canyon but we feel confident the road will be in good condition come September. As an alternative, any rider who registers for the Epic will have the option to ride the Foothill Century should the Epic route not be approved by ride day. We are proud to again feature a Carter Lake Climb 70-mile route; a Half Century 50-mile route; a 35-mile route; and a Little Buff 14-mile route.
More than 2,100 of you rode distances ranging from 14 to 110 miles. Along the way, scores of volunteers strove to keep you comfortable, on course and safe. Behind it all, our generous sponsors helped ensure that the dollars you spent on registration and raised in donations go directly to scholarships for high-performing students who qualify for financial aid.
Congratulations to the winners of our Boulder Canyon Challenge, each of whom won a polka-dotted jersey from our friends and sponsors at TIAA-CREF. The winners are:
Fastest man overall: Erik Hamilton: 52:52 (also under-30 winner)
Fastest woman overall: Nina Donohue: 1:05:30 (also 40-49 winner)
Fastest woman, 20-29: Rachel Scott: 1:06:15
Fastest man, 30-39: Matt Dawley: 56:35
Fastest woman, 30-39: Jennifer Wagner: 1:11:29
Fastest man, 40-49: Chris Burke: 56:16
Fastest man, 50-59: Ted Benning: 1:00:14
Fastest woman, 50-59: Dana Scruggs, 1:20:57
Fastest man, 60-plus: Paul Mack, 1:03:31
Fastest woman, 60-plus: Ginger Ikeda, 1:32:44
One of our scholarship recipients, Kristina Avery, photographed the event, and you check out her work here.
And we hope you will spend just a few minutes to answer a short survey about the Buffalo Bicycle Classic. Last year, your feedback helped us address, um, "areas for improvement." Please help keep improving the ride. Click here to take the survey.
Oh, and save the date for next year's ride: Sept. 7, 2014
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