Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5821   Event: Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Application Date: 02/02/2021    Event Date: 09/12/2021
Organization: University of Colorado Boulder   Phone:
Contact 1 Name: Jennifer Anderson
Address: 275 UCB
Boulder CO 80309
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Paul Beale
Address: 275 UCB
Boulder CO 80309
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: http://www.buffalobicycleclassic.com
OUT AND BACK (Mile denoted as route mile, not distance on each road):
Entering Larimer Co via N 83rd St:
continue onto County Rd 23 E 24.8 mi
Continue straight Neo W Co Rd 6 26.8 mi
Continue onto S Co Rd 23 27.3 mi
Pre-Carter Aid Station. Turn left onto N Co Rd 23 28.3 mi
Turn left onto W Co Rd 8e toward CarterLake 28.8 mi
Turn right onto S County Rd 31 toward top of dam 32.3 mi
Turn right onto W County Rd 18E/Pole Hill Rd, Post-Carter Aid Station 37.1 mi
Turn right onto S Co Rd 29 39.2 mi
Continue onto W Co Rd 12 42.5 mi
Turn right onto N Co Rd 23. Pre-Carter Aid Station again. 44.2 mi
Turn right to stay on N Co Rd 23 46.2 mi
Continue onto W Co Rd 6 47.2 mi
Continue onto County Rd 23 E 47.7 mi

The Buffalo Bicycle Classic (BBC) is a scholarship fundraiser that supports need-based students at CU Boulder. All recipients are CO residents of high merit. 2021 marks the 19th year of the BBC. This year, we have hopes to have the event on Sunday September 12, 2021.

Four routes (about 300 riders) will ride into Larimer County, either around Carter Lake or thru Allenspark to Lily Lake. We work with the State Patrol and the Larimer County Sheriffs office to make sure we have adequate law enforcement present to ensure the safety of both the motorists and the riders.

We would love to have a hybrid event - day of September 12 and a virtual ride. We will work with Larimer County and state officials on COVID requirements at the aid stations and throughout the route to ensure a safe ride.

We use TVEMS for an on-call ambulance at Carter Lake and Mountain State along HWY 7 and 36E. We host two aid stations with EMTs before and after the Carter Lake climb. Additionally, we have SAG wagons following our riders throughout the event.

The BBC 50, 70 and 100-mile routes in Larimer County. Numbers on the map indicate mile distances from the start in Boulder.

The 50,70,100 miles routes of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic enter Larimer County where N 83rd Street becomes CR23E at N. County Line Road just north of the Little Thompson River Bridge. The route proceeds north along CR23E, continuing east on W CR 6 and north on CR23 to the aid station at the intersection of N CR 23 and W CR 8. The 50 mile route turns around at the aid station. The 50 and 70 mile routes proceed around Carter Lake. Left to stay on N CR23, left onto W CR 8 E, right on S CR 31to proceed along the east and north side of Carter Lake and proceed downhill. Right onto S CR 29 which becomes W CR12, right at N CR 23 to the aid station at the intersection with W CR 8. Right to stay on N CR 23, which becomes W CR 6 and CR 23 E. The route leaves Larimer County at N County Line Road where N CR 23 becomes N 83rd Street.

Estimated Participants: 300   Estimated Spectators: 0

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: PACKAGED
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sun. 09/12/2021: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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