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Established in 1972, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is one of the oldest races held on the Western Slope of Colorado. With 36 riders, and the inspiration of Tom Mayer, the Iron Horse Classic became a challenge of man against machine. Riding the longer route on Highway 550, riders challenge the Iron Horse (the steam powered locomotive of the Durango and Silverton) in a race from Durango up to Silverton. The Iron Horse Classic has both road and mountain bike events.
Friday, May 24, 2019: The welcome party! Packet pickup and late registration for the riders. Beer garden, food, live music, cycling vendors, e-bike demos, and kids’ activities including the Alpine Bank Push Bike Park for the littlest riders. Held in Buckley Park in downtown Durango (Main Avenue and 12th Street) from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2019: A finish line unlike any other—celebrate all the riders in the Road Race and Citizen Tour at Memorial Park in Silverton from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This awesome mountain town comes alive for the festivities. We’ll have a beer garden, live music, food, vendors, and kids’ activities including the Alpine Bank Push Bike Park. Several Silverton establishments are also participating in the Mug Club that day.
Sunday, May 26, 2019: Buckley Park in downtown Durango is your home base for spectating all the day’s many cycling events. Watch the Mountain Bike Race, the Kids Race, the La Strada La Plata Gravel Ride, BMX Straight Rhythms, and the Cruzer Crit. Plus, Buckley Park will host live music, the food & beer garden, vendors, e-bike demos, the Kids’ Village (see below), and the Alpine Bank Push Bike Park. All this, all day, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.