Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

CDOT announces Highway 550 closures for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close U.S. Highway 550 between Purgatory Resort and Silverton from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday to accommodate cyclists during the Iron Horse...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sure, it’s a little snowy now, but cyclists will have better weather Saturday

After nearly a week of rain and snow in Southwest Colorado, it appears the weather gods are going to cooperate for the 48th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The last week has featured an erratic...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Closed highway made the Iron Horse bike ride what it is today

Cyclists have been drawn to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic for 48 years for the purpose of testing themselves either against other professional riders or against the mighty locomotive of the...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Face Plant Ale returns for Iron Horse in familiar form

If there’s an official beverage of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, it’s the Face Plant Ale. Brewed by both Steamworks Brewing Co. and Ska Brewing Co. , the beer celebrating this weekend’s iconic...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Call for equal women’s pay answered by Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is an iconic event that has brought men and women from around the world to Durango each May to compete against each other and the train. Until 2019, the 48th edition...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Keegan Swirlbul lands on Floyd Landis’ cycling team

ASPEN – Not long after 2015 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race champion and 2018 IHBC runner-up Keegan Swirbul wrapped up what was arguably the best performance of his professional career, taking...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

LIVINGSTON: ‘A big cycling hootenanny’ in store for Durango in October 2019

Not even a full week has passed since Durango’s successful hosting performance for the high school mountain bike state championships. The same weekend, Fort Lewis College’s mountain bike team...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Iron Horse: What you need to know

It’s here again. This year’s 47th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will take place this weekend. Thousands of riders, spectators, future cyclists and passers-by will descend on Durango to watch...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: ztest

Durango’s Ian Mcpherson runs the Iron Horse route from Durango to Silverton

Thousands of cyclists rode from Durango to Silverton during Saturday’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race and Citizen’s Tour. They all passed Ian Mcpherson. Mcpherson, a 22-year-old from Boulder...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Howard Grotts repeats as Iron Horse Bicycle Classic’s King of the Mountain

Durango’s top professional mountain bikers shine at races all across the country on a near-weekly basis during the season. It was no different Sunday in their home race that served as a final...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Freeburn rides free to Iron Horse mountain bike win

The first time Katja Freeburn rolled through Steamworks Brewing Co., she had a huge gap on the next woman through the bar. Each time she passed through, her lead only got bigger. The 19-year-old...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Steamworks mountain bike course a hit among riders and fans

It was all about bikes and beer at Steamworks Brewing Co. on Sunday for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike races. One day a year, servers and bartenders have to dodge sweaty,...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

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