Iron Horse race has new leader

In a change several years in the making, Ed Zink, who has been at the helm of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic since its inaugural running in 1972, is stepping down as president of the board.

Also, Gaige Sippy will return as the long-running event’s director, the board announced Wednesday.

Chris Vivolo, a long-time volunteer and board member and the Iron Horse’s transportation director for nearly three decades, will take over as board president. Zink will stay on as a board member.

The changes occur after 2014’s event was chopped in half because of the threat of inclement weather preceding the...