‘Have fun, don’t crash’

‘Have fun, don’t crash’

Iron Horse gives bicyclists lots of reasons to ride
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Riders in the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic ride side-by-side with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train Saturday morning through the Animas Valley.
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The first wave of riders in the Citizens Race of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic races down Camino Del Rio on Saturday morning.
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Spectators cheer on riders along U.S. Highway 550 in Hermosa, north of Durango.
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An injured rider in the Citizens Race of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic lays in the middle of U.S. Highway 550 Saturday morning assisted by a bystander as Colorado State Patorl radios for medical assistance. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Riders in the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic ride side by side the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Saturday morning through the Animas Valley. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Riders in the Citizens Tour of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race down Camino Del Rio Saturday morning as the Silverton Naroow Gauge Railroad closes in. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Riders in the Citizens tour gather along College Avenue Saturday morning as their "competition" The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad engine warms up for the race to Silverton during the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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A bike racer narrowly beats the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train as as it cuts across Highway 550 in Hermosa Saturday morning during the 42nd Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Riders in the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic ride side by side the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Saturday morning through the Animas Valley. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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Riders in the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic are cheered on by well wishers along Main Avenue Saturday morning as they head north towards Silverton. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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The morning sun casts a bike riders long shadow across U.S. Highway 550 Saturday in the Animas Valley during the running of the 42nd Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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Citizen Tour riders in the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race side by side the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Saturday morning through the Animas Valley. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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Racing up U.S. Highway 550, riders in the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic cycle alongside the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Saturday morning. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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Riders gather along College Avenue Saturday morning as seen reflected in a riders glasses prior to the start of the Citizens Race of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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Well wishers cheer on riders of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Saturday morning in Hermosa along U.S. 550. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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Riders in the 42nd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Citizen Tour ride side by side north on Camino Del Rio Saturday morning during the start of the race to Silverton. Photo by Shaun Stanley/ Durango Herald
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Watch live

The Durango Herald is taking its online coverage of the annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic to a new level this year. Events will be streamed live from 7:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. To watch the action, visit www.durangoherald.com courtesy of a feed

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