Iron Horse kicks into gear

Iron Horse kicks into gear

From pro cyclist to cruising kid, Durango celebrates the bicycle
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Ed Zink, owner of Mountain Bike Specialists and co-founder of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, discusses this year’s race inside his shop on Main Avenue. Zink says his shop and others in town saw plenty of action this week: “Some (riders) come for repairs and others are just nervous, wanting to make sure everything on their bike is in top shape.”
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Walt Axthelm leads a group of cyclists down East Animas Road (County Road 250). Training should pay off Saturday for the racers and participants in the casual citizens tour. Riders face a total ascent of 6,650 feet and must clear two mountain passes, 10,640-foot Coal Bank Pass and 10,910-foot Molas. The grade on Coal Bank Pass is 6.5 percent, and riders face a 4.9 percent grade on Molas.
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Races still open

Registration will be from 5:30–7:30 tonight at Buckley Park.
Coca-Cola Road Race, limited space available, Saturday: $80.
Quarter Horse, Saturday: $55.
MBS Mountain Bike Race, Sunday: $55.
Morehart-Murphy Criterium, Sunday: $40.
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