Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 6089   Event: Buffalo Bicycle Classic
Application Date: 01/27/2023    Event Date: 09/10/2023
Organization: Buffalo Bicycle Classic   Phone:
Address: 275 UCB, Boulder CO 80309
Contact 1 Name: Jennifer Anderson
Address: 608 Gayle Street
Fort Morgan CO 80701
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Paul Beale

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 Co


The 21st annual Buffalo Bicycle Classic will be on Sunday Sept 10, 2023. 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 Buff Epic ride and the other half will go north toward Carter Lake on the Foothills Routes.

Due to the construction on Highway 7, our Epic route went to Allenspark and then back to Ward and down Lefthand Canyon the last two years. This year we are going back to our 2019 route, Ward- Allenspark- Estes Park- Lyons. I included a Buff Epic map below along with the 100 Foothills - Carter Lake map.

Estimated Participants: 1500   Estimated Spectators: 100

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: CATERED
 Alcohol IS being served.

   Sun. 09/10/2023: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 03/09/2023
I wanted to add some additional information to our application. Our ride benefits scholarships to the University of Colorado Boulder. Only 300 riders will be going up to Carter Lake/Larimer County out of our 1500 riders. Our event does not go thru Longmont. Last year I sent the Mayor an email stating that. I sent Cindy Claggett an application for Carter Lake. Again, we will only have 300 riders, not 1500, going up to Carter Lake. I have attached our emergency plan. We will have 5-8 United portalets at the aid stations. We are serving alcohol only at the finish on CU campus. The BBC gets the liquor permit through the University of Colorado. I have attached our non-profit status for our application fee. The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is a fundraiser for the University of Colorado Boulder.

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

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Berthoud Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: No additional information needed, have a safe event.

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Status: Approved


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City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved

Comments: Not applicable, no portion of the ride is within City of Fort Collins limits.

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City of Loveland Permit Coordinator

Status: Approved

Comments: NA, Event is not in Loveland City limits

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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved

Comments: No CSP resources are requested.

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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: The alcohol will be served in Boulder County per Jennifer, she has applied for the permit with Boulder County. Deirdre

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Status: Approved


Email Engineering


Status: Approved

Comments: --The application states that food will be catered for the event. Food vendors shall hold a 2023 Colorado Retail Food License, Temporary Food Vendor License or must be a Larimer County nonprofit organization per food safety regulations. --Food or drinks available at the aid stations shall be limited to water, energy drinks, gels, packaged bars and other individually, prepackaged/shelf-stable food items that do not require refrigeration for food safety. If fruits are offered, only whole, uncut fruits shall be provided. --In addition to hand sanitizer at portable restrooms, it is strongly recommend that each restroom bank have at least one handwashing station with soap, water and papertowels. Hand washing stations can be provided by sanitation companies or can be set up "camping style" (a clean, sanitized container with continuous flow spigot, paper towels, soap, warm water, water catch bucket, trash can): chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://cms2.revize.com/revize/athenscch/Temporary-Hand-Washing-Station.pdf

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Loveland Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: Excellent submittal! Thank you and have a safe event.

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Lyons Fire Protection District

Status: Approved

Comments: Lyons Fire dopes not see that this will be an issue for us Thank you for the heads up though

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Northern Water (Chimney Hollow Reservoir Project)

Status: Approved

Comments: Northern Water will be hosting an event on our Chimney Hollow Reservoir Construction Site on September 10th from 9 to noon. We anticipate having ~500 people visit our construction site which is only accessible via Pole Hill Road. You should expect more traffic than usual on Pole Hill Road during this bike ride, particularly before about 1:00 in the afternoon.

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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved


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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


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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: Please contact Sheriff Admin staff at (970)498-5108, at least 1 month prior to the event to schedule law enforcement support. Thanks for the phone call and clarifying the positions needed. Hope you have a great event.

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Thompson Valley EMS

Status: Approved


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Final Disposition


Good Morning Jennifer and Paul,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved.

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

Have fun and be safe!