In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

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In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Some compete, others look to overcome personal challenges
Bruce Andrea and his son, Benjamin Andrea, 9, will ride their tandem bike to Silverton on Saturday in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. “I just really want to beat the train,” Benjamin says.

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Bruce Andrea and his son, Benjamin Andrea, 9, will ride their tandem bike to Silverton on Saturday in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. “I just really want to beat the train,” Benjamin says.

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Bruce Andrea and his son, Benjamin Andrea, 9, will ride their tandem bike to Silverton on Saturday in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Timi Jo Sachs, 53, celebrates the end of a 52-day bike ride across the United States in St. Augustine, Fla. Sachs returned home and met her first grandchild, Hudson, who was born while she was on her ride.

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Timi Jo Sachs, 53, rode across the United States after losing seven friends and family members over four years. She found the ride healing.

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Despite having Parkinson’s disease, Joe Williams keeps riding in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Kay Levesque will be making her first attempt at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. She used to compete in mountain and road bike races, as well as cyclocross.

In a sea of spandex, who are these Iron Horse riders?

Durango resident Dan Bittle with his daughter, Ada, 3, who was born two months early, about the same time Bittle took up road cycling. Bittle now rides with the Durango Derailers, which is raising money to help local families access care at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
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