Buena Vista Bike Fest (BVBF)Aaron Rosenthal
The masses who attended the post ride party following a successful ride thoroughly enjoyed the food, beer, music, and gifts. For the first time we had two beer sponsors, Bristol Brewing and the Eddyline Brewery. This wonderful collaborative effort gave riders more drink options than BVBF has ever had, and proved a big hit among all who chose to sample the brews that were available. We also had a total of 6 golden raffle prizes that made up our grand prizes. This included gift certificates from Carmichael Training Systems, Pikes Peak Attractions, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, and two cruiser bikes from Ted's Bicycles. Our band this year, Tribe, kept the music going and the feedback from listeners was nothing but positive.
We won't know the financial benefits until later this summer, but suffice to say that proceeds from this year's event will keep the Colorado Springs Cycling Club financially strong while also allowing CSCC and the BVBF committee to make significant contributions to nonprofit organizations in El Paso, Chaffee, and Lake Counties.
As always, BVBF is a success because of all the incredible volunteer efforts from so many of our members. Thanks to all of you who commit to supporting BVBF in so many different ways. We always hear great stories from the riders about how wonderful the rest stops are, how SAG vehicles were there to help within minutes of any mechanical breakdown, and how fun the themes are at the rest stops.
Finally, a shout out to Bob Smith, who rode BVBF for the first time as a participant after 14 years of working the event.
If you volunteered or rode, please give any BVBF committee member feedback, both positive and constructive, so we can support the ongoing improvement of this event.
The BVBF Committee
Anne, Bob, Allen, Cece, Rich, Torie, Stacey, Brian, and Aaron