Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

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Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

After a stormy week, skies will part
Zach Malamphy, left; his dog, Merlin; and Brandon Young walk back to their truck on the north side of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday after backcountry snowboarding. Malamphy and Young said they were boarding through about 2 feet of fresh snow.
Iron Horse schedule

Saturday7:30 a.m.: Road race start, Buckley Park, 12th Street and Main Avenue.8 a.m.: Citizen Tour start, College Drive and Camino del Rio.8:15 a.m.: Quarter Horse to Purgatory start, College Drive and Camino del Rio8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: U.S. Highway 550 closed to motorized traffic from Purgatory to Silverton.

Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

Zach Malamphy, left; his dog, Merlin; and Brandon Young walk back to their truck on the north side of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday after backcountry snowboarding. Malamphy and Young said they were boarding through about 2 feet of fresh snow.

Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

A spring storm Thursday covered U.S. Highway 550 on Coal Bank Pass with snow. The skies are expected to clear for cyclists climbing the pass during Saturday’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.

Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

Snow creatures stand on top of the snow piled in the parking area at the summit of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday.
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