Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5955   Event: Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Application Date: 01/25/2022    Event Date: 09/11/2022
Organization: University of Colorado   Phone:
Address: UCB 275, Boulder 80309
Contact 1 Name: Jennifer Anderson
Address: 608 Gayle Street
Fort Morgan CO 80701
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Paul Beale
Address: 8947 Sage Valley Road
Longmont CO 80503
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road
Website: http://www.buffalobicycleclassic.com
This is an Out and Back bike ride. It starts on the CU Boulder Campus. It entered Larimer County via N 83rd St
Continue onto County Road 23 E for 2 miles
Continue straight onto W Co Rd 6 for 1/2 mile
Continue onto S Co Rd 23 for 1 mile
Pre Carter Aid Station. Turn left onto N Co Rd 23 1/2 mile
Turn left onto W Co Rd 8e toward Carter Lake for 3 1/2 miles
Turn right to S county Rd 31 toward top of dam 5 miles
Turn right onto W County 18E/Pole Hill Rd, Post-Carter Aid Station for 2 miles
Turn right onto S Co Rd 29 for 3 miles
Continue onto W Co Rd 12 for 2 miles
Turn right onto N Co Rd 23 for 1 mile
Continue onto W Co Rd 6 for 1/2 mile
Continue onto County Road 23 E

The 20th Anniversary of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic will be on Sunday Sept 11, 2022. The BBC is a scholarship fundraiser that supports need-based students able to attend CU Boulder. All recipients are Colorado high school seniors with a 3.5 GPA and high merit.

In the past the BBC has had a total of 1100 - 1500 riders. For the past two years, a lot of registrations happen in the last two weeks. Half of the riders will go up Boulder Canyon on the

Estimated Participants: 1500   Estimated Spectators: 300

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is NOT being Served.
 Alcohol is NOT being Served

   Sun. 09/11/2022: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 06/10/2022
I have attached the Intersection Control pdf. This lists all the posts for law enforcement and the flaggers.

I have included maps for the different routes along with a map with all the routes on one page.

Three routes (about 500 riders) will ride into Larimer County, toward Carter 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.

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.

2. Date Submitted: 06/10/2022
attached is a map that shows the turns and roads that are in Larimer County.

3. Date Submitted: 06/13/2022
I will separately email mjenkins@larimer.org the map with the turns. It is attached below
5955_LarimerCO70100Turns.pdf. This shows when we will be in Larimer County and the turns.

4. Date Submitted: 06/16/2022
Attached is the waiver all the riders initial when registering for the ride.

Also attached is the COI for Larimer County.

5. Date Submitted: 08/08/2022
We will be using Highway 7, west of Peak to Peak highway coming from Ward. The riders will head west on Highway 7 to go to Allenspark. They turn around and head back back to Peak to Peak to Ward for the Buff Epic 100 mile ride. We will have about 100-150 riders doing the Buff Epic. I have attached a map.

It is my understanding there is no construction that far west.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Berthoud Fire

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: 8/8/22 - We will have active construction on CO 7 at this time. Will this be taking place on this hwy?

8/8/22 - Update from project teams
-No cycling allowed on CO7 until after November 2022.
- Please contact James Zufall (james.zufall@state.co.us)
- There is current construction on US 36 as well that will prevent cycling activities and construction will be active on 9/11

8/15/22- CDOT ENGR and MTCE ok with event

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City of Loveland Permit Coordinator

Status: Approved

Comments: Event is not in City of Loveland jurisdiction.

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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved

Comments: No requested or approved CSP assistance.

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Status: Approved

Comments: Route maps received 06/14/2022mj

Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you for the additional information.
=Please ensure that there is hand sanitizer available at every portable restroom for quickly transitioning participants.
=The application states that no food is served, but the applicant and website indicated that food will be available at the aid stations. Please keep food and beverage service at aid stations limited to water, energy drinks, gels, packaged bars, cookies, and other prepackaged/shelf-stable food items that do not require refrigeration for food safety. Only whole, uncut fruits should be offered, and no cut melons.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Loveland Fire

Status: Approved


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Northern Water (Chimney Hollow Reservoir Project)

Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: Signed and paid fee worksheet - Jordan Williams 8/3/22

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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved


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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Comments: Thank you

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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: No Conflicts

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Status: Approved


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Thompson Valley EMS

Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


HI Jennifer and Paul,

Congratulations! Your special event permit has bee approved.

Please print the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event"

Much success with the event!