When the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train races the riders in the Citizens Tour this year, 80 veterans, wounded warriors, Gold Star camily membe...

This year, Memorial Day to be a bit more special

Well, the event is Memorial Day weekend, after all.

With that in mind, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and sponsors have set up something special this year to honor the holiday’s purpose: Eighty seats on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad that races Citizens Tour cyclists will be filled by wounded warriors, veterans, Gold Star family members and Adaptive Sports Association athletes.

“We feel like we kind of monopolize town that weekend, and we probably aren’t doing a good job recognizing this is a holiday weekend,” said Gaige Sippy, director of the Iron Horse. “In my...