2014 Caribou Classic

(plus the ever popular "Sufferfest")

Mark your calendar for Saturday September 6, and prepare for 29 miles of fun!

Registration opens at 7AM and we roll out 8:30'ish


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BMA's premier riding event has been transformed in its 8th year!

Not only is the Caribou Classic the best dirt ride in Boulder County, this year we are excited to elevate it into a fundraiser to rebuild and maintian our beloved trails. Between the floods and pine beetle mitigation, there is much work to be done!  Our goal is to raise money for the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance's Trail Fund to ensure that the work can be done.

Fundraising is voluntary and you can quickly and easily set up a personal fundraising page through GetEvent.com, which will help you nudge your friends, family, and colleagues for contributions to help rebuild the trails we all love.

Our generous sponsors have donated some awesome prizes for our top fundraisers! How much will you raise?

Minimum Contribution: $35
(this covers the cost of the event)

Fundraising is completely voluntary
(Anything you do will benefit trails and the BMA's Trail Fund)

No refunds due to weather. Riding rain or shine.

Our Venue: Caribou Ranch

Caribou Ranch, site of the world-famous and historic Caribou Ranch Recording Studio, opened its gates to cyclists for the first time ever in 2011. This year the event will be hosted in the Big Meadow North of the ranch. It is 7 MILES North of Nederland.

The Route

The Caribou Classic, features an epic ride with the optional SufferFest loop; followed by cold beer, delicious food, awesome live music, and camping out under the stars - all in one place - it's not to be missed!

Caribou Classic Route: This 20 mile ride is available for those who need to reduce their ride to beer ratio.

The "Sufferfest" Loop: Ride the Caribou Classic route and then add on an additional 9 miles of the most Suffer-tastic ride you'll ever do!

This is a fully supported event with aid stations, sweeps, sag wagons, and plenty of festivities after the ride.

Volunteers: we need you!

Signup for a volunteer shift. (top right of page). Have questions? Email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Day of Festivities & Camping

After riding all day, join us for free food and beverages provided by Oskar Blues, and live music from Shaving Peggy. We'll festivate 'til the sun goes down.

After all the daylight fun, we're camping right at the stagging area on private property. This is your one chance to camp in the meadow and enjoy a homestyle breakfast on Sunday morning cooked by our indomitable Event Director, Mic.


  • Campers, come prepared for cold temps and no fire, and also the possibility of rain.
  • Dogs are not allowed, so please find a dog-sitter if you need one.


Important Info


Ride well our friends and please thank our event partners:

Contact Us

Event organizer Mic De Min

Volunteer Coordinator Dawna Graham