Iron Horse makes room for all

Iron Horse makes room for all

Undaunted riders adjust to shortened course

Iron Horse makes room for all

Cyclists take off from the start of the Citizens Tour of the 43rd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Even though the race was shortened to finish at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, riders still were faced with a 27-mile ride and 2,281-foot climb.
A rider races north on U.S. Highway 550. Cool, breezy, sunny conditions greeted cyclists Saturday morning, but rain and lightning were reported in Silverton in the afternoon, perhaps confirming the Friday night decision to shorten the road race.
Ken Otto from Appleton, Wisconsin, takes a selfie at the starting area before setting off on the Citizens Tour.
A pack of riders hit the road for the Citizens Tour.
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For more information, visit www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com.
Self-guided road rides, several routes are available, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Buckley Park, Main Avenue, www.boure.com/durangoroadrides.html.
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