Ride Packet Info
Updated: Jan 19, 2015
17th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest - June 6, 2015
Notice: BVBF fees will increase on May 1st for both ride registration and jersey purchases.
Jerseys purchased on or before April 6th will be available at Packet Pickup in McPhelemy Park on
June 5th and 6th.
The beautiful century route goes North to Leadville, along the scenic rolling hills of Turquoise Lake Road, around the Mineral Belt Trail passing aspen groves and conifer forests, meandering through the historic Leadville Mining District, and back to Buena Vista in the shadows of Colorado’s highest mountain peaks. Nearly all of the climbing is completed over the first 60 miles of the ride, with the last 40 miles essentially downhill to flat! Riders also have options to take shorter routes including a 35 miler, a 50 miler, and a “metric century” (62 miles) while still enjoying the Collegiate Peaks’ magnificent scenery.
BVBF is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Cycling Club and Bristol Brewing Company of Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Cycling Club prides itself in putting on one of Colorado's finest events. We have been told by our riders that our rest stops are the best of any ride they have ever done. Our routes are well covered with SAG vehicles. For your safety the Colorado State Patrol will be patrolling route and the Chaffee County Search & Rescue will be providing EMT support.
BVBF 2015 Post Ride Celebration Highlights:
- Live music in the park. Band to be announced
- Bristol Brewing Company of Colorado Springs
- Eddyline Brewery of Buena Vista
- Win one of two cruiser bikes donated by Ted's Bicycles along with other great prizes at this year's Buena Vista Bike Festival. All registered riders get a ticket for the drawing and purchases of additional tickets benefit Kids on Bikes.
BVBF Apparel Orders
17th BVBF Jerseys can only be ordered with registration at Eventbrite.
In order to provide upto the minute BVBF information you can now reach us via Facebook and Twitter. If there are any last minute changes in the event status due to unsafe weather conditions, start delays or natural disaster, you should follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
35 miles - 8:30 am (elev gain 1450')
50 miles - 8:00 am (elev gain 2550')
62 miles - 7:30 am (elev gain 2600')
97 miles - 7:00 am (elev gain 4800')
You may start your ride any time after 7:00 am. Suggested start times are listed below.
|From Noon until 6:00 p.m. relax at the BVBF Post Ride Party in McPhelemy Park, presented by Bristol Brewing Company of Colorado Springs, producers of Laughing Lab Scottish Ale and EddyLine Brewing. Join us for beverages, food and music in the park. This is a great way to unwind from the day’s cycling challenge.
Plan to spend the weekend in Buena Vista and enjoy other rides including some great mountain biking in the area. Check-in at The Trailhead for other rides and routes in the area. Springtime in Buena Vista is also an excellent opportunity for fishing, hiking, rafting and numerous other outdoor activities.