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21st Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest

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Mc Phelemy Park

Main St. and Highway 24

Buena Vista, CO 81211

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21st Annual Buena Vista Bike Fest, June 1, 2019

BVBF is sponsored by the Buena Vista Rotary Club, and is the Rotary's primary fundraiser for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, promoting literacy by providing free, high-quality books to children from birth to K, regardless of income.

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.

All registrants will receive a 21st annual BV Bike Fest T-shirt. The Post Ride Celebration will include music in the park, a commemorative pint class and beer from Eddyline Brewery of Buena Vista and Bristol Brewery of Colorado Springs.

BVBF Apparel Orders: 21st annual BVBF Event Jerseys can be ordered individually or with registration at Eventbrite. Jerseys are available in both men's and women's sizes.



When will registration open for BVBF?

Registration opens at 7:00 am. MST on January 10, 2019. All BVBF registrations will be online.

Can I mail in a registration?

There will be no mail in registrations. All registrations will be online at Eventbrite.com.

Can I register at the event?

Only if we are not sold out. We have sold out in the past so register early. Sold out status will be noted on our home page.

Is there a cap on rider registrations?

Yes, the ride is capped at 900 riders. SO REGISTER EARLY!

How will I know when the cap has been reached?

A message will be posted on this site's home page and the registration link will be removed from this site.

Where and when can I pick up my packet?

Packet pick up will at McPhelemy Park on Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday morning from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

How can I get a jersey?

Jerseys can be purchased with your registration or purchased separately on Eventbrite.com. The initial jersey order will be placed with Primal Custom Wear. If you purchas a jersey prior to March 22, 2019 your jersey will be available at packet pickup. If you order a jersey after March 22, 2019, it will be shipped to your billing address 7-8 weeks after the event. Please note that the jersey price increases after March 22,2019 to cover the additional cost of shipping to your home.

Can I get a refund if I am unable to ride?

There are no refunds for this event. If the event sells out and you can be replaced from our waitlist, then we will refund your registration through Eventbrite.

What happens if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event, there are no rain dates. Come prepared!

Where does the ride start?

There is an optional mass start at 7:00 am for the Century ride. You may start where and when you want, but please note rest stop opening and closing times which will be noted on the website. Parking will be at the Sangre de Cristo Electric Association and the United Congregational Church. Signs will be provided to direct you to parking.

Do I have to wear the wrist band?

Yes, your wrist band gives you access to aid stations, food, drink and SAG support. It also gives you access to the post ride party, meal and drinks after the event.

Will there be enough food at the rest stops or do I need to bring my own?

The rest stops are approximately 20 miles apart and will be fully stocked including a variety of fruit, bagels, muffins, bars, water and an energy drink. There will be a light lunch on the longer course.

What is the total elevation gain on the Century Route?

It is approximately 5780 feet recorded by a Garmin Edge 705.

What type of clothing should I bring?

Expect it to be warm and sunny in the lower elevations, but be prepared for a possible afternoon shower which could include snow or sleet so it is wise to carry a rain jacket and/or leg and arm warmers. Expect sun – so wear sunscreen! This is Colorado and we have little control over what Ma Nature feels like throwing you.

What if I have a breakdown on the road?

All rest stops will have mechanical support and there will be SAG support along the route. They will get to you as soon as possible, but come prepared to at least be able to fix a flat. Those with serious mechanical difficulties will be transported to a rest stop.

What about safety considerations while riding?

There will be a Colorado State trooper dedicated to this event for all routes as well as support from the Lake County and Chaffee County sherriff's office. Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North will provide first aid and expert first responder support, including transport to an appropriate medical facility if needed. As always, riders should ride single file and on the shoulder to minimize interactions with passing vehicles.

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Mc Phelemy Park

Main St. and Highway 24

Buena Vista, CO 81211

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