SufferFest - now Caribou Classic!
2012 Caribou Classic registration is FULL ... sorry!
We are at capacity for this year's installment of this extremely popular BMA members-only ride, and cannot accommodate more riders. Thanks for your interest, please check back next year!
Links to cool stuff:
- camping info (location, directions)
- course map
- detailed info on ride logistics ... if you're riding, read this page!
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. Once again, we are invited back in the gate and are presenting an entirely new, mouth watering, course!
As the event matured to be called the Caribou Classic, it is now a fully supported ride with aid stations, sweeps, sag wagons, and plenty of festivities after the ride. We are hosting an all day event starting with the big group ride, free food and beverages, and live music till the sun sets. After all the daylight fun, we are heading across the street to a private campground only open for this one event. Come out and spend the day or weekend with us as we celebrate a great year of trail stewardship in Boulder County.
This event is only open to BMA members.
Ride well our friends!
Click here for the 2011 description (course map, camping info, packing list, etc)
Suffering through the ages...
SufferFest was born out of the desire for long full-day rides with your friends, followed by good grub and sitting around a campfire in the beautiful outdoors. BMA Board member Jason Vogel was inspired by his experiences riding the CT Jamboree near Durango and wanted to bring a simlar event to Boulder County... and SufferFest was born.
The first SufferFest took place in September 2008, with around 40 participants and some really stellar weather. The 2009 SufferFest brought some extra suffering in the form of crazy weather (hail, rain, snow, and cold all over the course of a few hours), but the 60-something riders perservered and came out of it with smiles on their faces. SufferFest 2010 brought back the sunshine and the crowds continued to grow. In 2011, we capped the registration at 125 riders. What will 2012 bring?
Event organizer Mic De Min
We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors: Oskar Blues, Caribou Ranch, Rocky Mounts, Hoog, Meriweather Maps, Kelty, and The Trek Store for their amazing support, year after year.