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Eventbrite - 16th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest

Updated: June 4, 2014

16th Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest - June 7, 2014

BVBF Breaking News (6/4/2014)
Online Registration Closes at 8:00PM June 4th. We will be taking Walk-In Registrations at McPhelemy Park Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
The BVBF committee has been informed by the Lake County Road and Bridge department that due to rock slides on the south side of Turquoise Lake, the road will remain closed for the forseeable future as conditions are unstable. As a result we have made changes to the Turquoise Lake part of the BVBF route. Riders will go up the Turquoise Lake road, but instead of going straight across the Dam in a clockwise direction, they will make a right on 9C, going around Turquoise Lake in a Counter Clockwise direction. Near the high point of the road there is Mosquito Overlook. This will be the turnaround point and the rest of the BVBF route will continue as normal. A course marshal will be stationed there. ALL RIDERS NEED TO BE AWARE THAT TWO-WAY BIKE AND CAR TRAFFIC WILL BE TAKING PLACE ON THIS SECTION OF THE COURSE. THE DESCENT CAN BE FAST AND HAS SEVERAL VERY SHARP CURVES. FOR EVERYONES SAFETY, PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION ON THE DESCENT AND MODERATE YOUR SPEED. We will be able to show you the changes on the map at packet pick-up/registration. The BVBF committee thanks you for your understanding. Click here for Detour Route Cue.

New Turquoise Lake Map Detail

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 2014 Post Ride Celebration Highlights:

  • Live music by Tribe
  • 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.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

You may start your ride any time after 7:00 am. Suggested start times are listed below.

  • 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')
  • The year's Buena Vista Bike Fest is dedicated to the memory of Sharon Hamilton. Sharon was a member of the Colorado Springs Cycling Club since 1991. Following her retirement from the army she worked as a nurse for the Colorado Department of Corrections and moved to Buena Vista in 1995 to work at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility. Sharon firmly believed that everyone, regardless of their situation, deserved appropriate health care with services provided in a respectful and caring manner. Sharon rode numerous BVBF's, and volunteered her time annually at registration, packet pick-up, and the post ride party. In addition, she graciously allowed the BVBF committee to utilize much of her garage space to store many items needed for BVBF rest stops.  In June 2013 Sharon died doing what she loved, bicycling in Colorado. She is greatly missed in both the Colorado Springs and the Buena Vista bicycling communities. 

    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.