This page is for the 2015 event. Register here for the 2016 BVBF Ride
Last year's information:
Online registration closed at 10:00 a.m Thursday, June 4th. We will be accepting Walk-in registration at McPhelemy Park of between 3:00 and 9:00 p.m Friday and begining 6:30 a.m Saturday. You hope to see you there.
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 the 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 and post ride event are the best of any ride they have ever done. Our routes are well covered with SAG vehicles. For your safety, the Chaffee County Search & Rescue provides EMT support.
BVBF 2015 Post Ride Celebration will be highlighted with:
No Registrations Refunds will be made unless the Event is Sold Out and there is a replacement available on our waitlist.
BVBF is a Capped Event at 900 Riders
This year we are encouraging early registration by offering a tiered pricing structure for rider fees and jerseys.
BVBF 2015 Custom Jerseys by Primal Custom Wear
Riders will have an opportunity to purchase Custom BVBF apparel during the checkout process. Below is a rendering of our 17th Annual Jersey. This year we are offering Primal's Sport Cut Jersey. The Sport Cut Jersey is a more relaxed fit in both men and women sizes. Click here for fit details. This jersey is what some vendors call a Club Cut not a Race Cut. Jerseys purchased with registration or separately on or before April 6, 2015 will be available at packet pickup on June 5th and 6th. All jersey orders are final. We will attempt to arrange size swaps at the event. Jerseys purchased online after April 6, 2015 may not be available until six weeks after the event.
JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR BVBF VOLUNTEERS
Colorado Springs Cycling Club Membership Not Required
(* = Full-day volunteer position, qualifying for a volunteer gift.)
1. PLACE ROAD SIGNS/CLEANUP: FRIDAY AFTERNOON, ~3-5 PM. (Need 2-4 volunteers) Pick up the signs at the Vista Inn, then drive around the course (or ride your bike around the Mineral Belt loop) and set out signs to mark turns for the route and rest stop locations; sweep gravel and remove debris from the course; mark sections of broken pavement and paint caution signs on the road to warn riders of sharp turns, etc. You can volunteer on Friday evening even if you are registered and plan to do the ride on Saturday.
2. PACKET PICKUP: Held in the tent at McPhelemy Park in Buena Vista. When riders arrive to pick up their packet, you greet them, highlight their names on the rider list, give them their packets, wrist band and number for their bike. If someone wants to pick up a packet for someone else, just have them sign their name (legibly) next to the name of the person whose packet they picked up. There are two options to work on packet pickup:
3. SET-UP FOR POST-RIDE PARTY AT McPHELEMY PARK AT BUENA VISTA:
4. REST STOP SET-UP AND TEAR-DOWN:
5. THEME TEAM:
6. REST STOP VOLUNTEERS: There will be a rest stop chairperson who will be in charge of each rest stop. A U-Haul truck will arrive with your rest stop supplies. Before riders arrive, you and other volunteers will need to help set up canopies and tables, organize food, water, sports drink and start cutting up fruit and other food items. As riders come and go, you can greet and talk with them, but your main job is to make sure there is enough food, water and sports drink available. You can also help coordinate SAG support for riders who arrive at the rest stop unable (or unwilling) to continue riding the rest of the course, by taking them to the HAM radio operators to ask a SAG driver to come to the rest stop, or just taking them over to the SAG driver if one is there at the time.
This can be a long day depending on the hours the rest stop is open. There is an option for half day at Rest Stop #1&5 at Granite. If you volunteer to work early Saturday morning, plan to stay in Buena Vista on Friday night so you can arrive at your work location in time for the start of your shift. No experience is necessary for this position. Just have fun!
7. *LUNCH STOP MANAGERS: SATURDAY ~8 AM – 3 PM. (Need 2-4 volunteers) At Ice Palace Park in Leadville. The Colorado Springs Cycling Club has “sub-contracted” the responsibilities to provide, prepare and serve the food at the lunch stop to a local group in Leadville. Volunteering for this position means you will contact and coordinate with this group in Leadville well in advance of the event, to be sure all their plans are on track to smoothly serve lunch to our riders. A U-Haul truck will arrive with your lunch stop equipment (canopies and tables). Before riders arrive, you will need to help set up canopies and tables, organize food, water, sports drink and make sure the food items and serving crew are all there, in place, and ready to serve the riders as they start to arrive. When riders arrive, you oversee operations to make sure there is enough food, water and sports drink available. The main feature of your job will be to act as the Club’s liaison to the sub-contractor group from Leadville, to make sure things are going smoothly, and to take creative actions to straighten things out if they’re not. Bring warm clothing, a hat and gloves.
8. *MECHANICAL SUPPORT DRIVERS: SATURDAY, ~6 AM – 5 PM. (Need 8-10 volunteers) SAG drivers patrol a section of the route to help riders who have mechanical or physical problems. No experience is necessary, but some basic bike maintenance skills are a plus. You will be provided with some supplies and a first aid kit, but you will be expected to provide a floor tire pump. There will also be a professional bike mechanic at each rest stop in case of serious mechanical difficulties. You should also be prepared to take riders and their bikes to the nearest rest stop, when they are unable to make it on their own or if they have minor injuries. Plan to stay in Buena Vista on Friday night so you can arrive at your work location in time for the start of your shift. You will need to have seating for at least three other people in your car as well as a way to transport two or more bikes. You need to have a working 12 volt outlet in your vehicle to allow for a HAM radio operator to ride along with you. This is a full day commitment. There’s also an option for a couple of SAG volunteers to ride their bikes on the Mineral Belt loop, to help riders with minor mechanical problems or injuries.
9. POST RIDER PARTY AND MEAL AT McPHELEMY PARK IN BUENA VISTA: SATURDAY ~11 AM – 6 PM. (Need 8-10 volunteers at a time) Party starts at about 11 AM. You can volunteer for as much time as you’d like to spend here, but please commit to at least two hours. You might be asked to help check riders in as they arrive for the party by marking their wrist band. You’ll give them their meal and drink tickets, an empty beer glass, and collect the entry fee for any non-riders. You will also help to make sure no one leaves the enclosed area with an open beer container (as required by the liquor license). You might be asked to help pour beer. And if you’ve volunteered to be there at the end of the day, you’ll also be expected to help clean up after party, which involves taking down the perimeter fence and rolling it up, moving the traffic barriers and stacking them in a pile, taking down the tents, and helping to carry the picnic tables and trash cans back to where they belong in the park. Please indicate which shift(s) you’d like to volunteer for:
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