Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic a kickoff for Durango’s return as cycling destination

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has served as the biggest cycling event in Durango for the better part of its 47 years of existence. This year, though, it will signal the beginning of a season-long...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BMX is back, and bigger, at this year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

BMX is back in downtown Durango for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, and after a successful campaign during its first year in 2017, organizers believe this year’s version will be bigger and better...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

At Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, cyclists to remember coach who wore tutu

A group of Iron Horse Bicycle Classic riders will don tutus Saturday in memory of Tricia Shadell, a Durango mountain bike coach who died by suicide in November. The Durango DEVO and Every Pedal...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-time champ Mindy Caruso headlines Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s road race

Mindy Caruso was a dominant force at last year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Coca-Cola Women’s Road Race, and the defending champion is back this year for the 47th installment of Durango’s treasured...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s race the ‘championship game’ for local pros

Howard Grotts was considered a strong favorite to earn his first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Coca-Cola Men’s Road Race title as little as two weeks ago. That was until 2015 winner Keegan Swirbul...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sunny, warm conditions expected through Iron Horse weekend

Participants of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic won’t have to deal with adverse weather conditions this weekend. Forecasts call for mostly dry, sunny conditions with a high of 84 degrees Saturday...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans train offers free ride to those with military ties

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic hosts a veterans celebration and a train ride to honor veterans and their families during the Memorial Day weekend. Participants will ride the Durango & Silverton...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravel cycling booms at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The popularity of the first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic gravel ride manifested into a bigger event for 2018. This year’s La Stada La Plata Gravel Ride will feature two routes with a 46-mile and...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

When it comes to race preparation, riders take individual tactics

Many of us will be sitting in shaded comfort at the Silverton finish line festival beer garden this weekend. Raising a pint takes little training. The racers, on the other hand, have spent months...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new cycling discipline emerges, but gravel grinding has always existed in Durango

Gravel grinding – riding modified road bikes on dirt roads – is the latest trend among cyclists, but the popular discipline is not new to Durango. Modern gravel riding was born in the Midwest in...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

A Grand showing for Durango’s Howard Grotts in Junction

Not far from home, Durango’s Howard Grotts felt more than comfortable on the trails and podium Sunday in Grand Junction. Grotts, 25, won for the second consecutive year at the Epic Rides series...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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