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Let the party begin

Iron Horse kicks off with good feelings about personal fitness, economy
Mechanics have been working overtime to get bikes ready for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic riders, Charlie Domas, a mechanic at Mountain Bike Specialists, said Friday.
Visitors from the region and even from other countries are filling Durango’s roads and motel rooms this weekend. From left, Gary Christensen of Phoenix, Thom Stein of Albuquerque and Colin Carnahan of Boulder wait to pick up their race packets for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Friday afternoon at Buckley Park.
Cody Wilkins, a mechanic at Mountain Bike Specialists, cleans a vintage bicycle for Sunday’s vintage mountain bike race. This Specialized StumpJumper belongs to Ed Zink, founder and board member of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Zink was given the bike, which has serial No. 0001, by Specialized for putting on the 1990 World Championships in Durango.
Watch live

The Durango Herald is taking its online coverage of the annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic to a new level this year. The race from Durango to Silverton will be streamed live from start to finish – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today – on the Herald website. Iron Horse events also will be streamed live from 7:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday. To watch the action, visit www.durangoherald.com courtesy of a feed sponsored by Mercy Regional Medical Center/Centura Health.

Let the party begin

Mechanics have been working overtime to get bikes ready for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic riders, Charlie Domas, a mechanic at Mountain Bike Specialists, said Friday.
Visitors from the region and even from other countries are filling Durango’s roads and motel rooms this weekend. From left, Gary Christensen of Phoenix, Thom Stein of Albuquerque and Colin Carnahan of Boulder wait to pick up their race packets for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Friday afternoon at Buckley Park.
Cody Wilkins, a mechanic at Mountain Bike Specialists, cleans a vintage bicycle for Sunday’s vintage mountain bike race. This Specialized StumpJumper belongs to Ed Zink, founder and board member of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Zink was given the bike, which has serial No. 0001, by Specialized for putting on the 1990 World Championships in Durango.
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