Buena Vista Bike FestAaron Rosenthal / Dale Campbell
The beautiful century route goes north from Buena Vista 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.
As you may remember, BVBF is sponsored by the Colorado Springs Cycling Club and Bristol Brewing Company of Colorado Springs. The Club takes pride in putting on one of Colorado's finest events, as we have been doing for many years (including years of experience with the TOARV – Tour of the Arkansas River Valley two day ride). Previous BVBF riders say the BVBF rest stops are the best of any ride they have ever done. The routes are well covered with SAG vehicles. And, for the riders’ safety, the Colorado State Patrol will be patrolling route and the Chaffee County Search & Rescue will be providing EMT support.
All Club members are encouraged to support the event by either by participating (choose the ride length that suits you) or by volunteering (there are many opportunities to help). Either way, go to www.bvbf.org
to sign up!