Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

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

Who rides the Iron Horse? People with passion and purpose

For 46 years, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has drawn riders of all kinds. Flatlanders pining for mountainous climbs. Coloradans excited to go elbow-to-elbow with their neighbors. Foreigners...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christopher Blevins an all-around talent, on and off the bike

Will Christopher Blevins pick a road cycling career, or will he continue to race his mountain bike? It is one of the biggest questions in American cycling. It’s also a question the 20-year-old...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s Payson McElveen repeats as USA Cycling marathon champion

Payson McElveen knew the biggest threat to his national championship stars and stripes jersey was the same man he had to beat to claim the jersey a year ago, and it happened to be one of his best...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Howard Grotts takes second at Sea Otter Classic cross-country mountain bike race

Backing up a third-place finish in a tough short-track mountain bike race Friday night, Durango’s Howard Grotts added a second-place finish Saturday in the cross-country mountain bike race at the...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Christopher Blevins ninth at Tour of Gila, earns top-sprinter jersey

Christoper Blevins has a new jersey to add to his closet, and it isn’t the polka-dot design for climbing he is used to wearing. Blevins, a 20-year-old professional cyclist from Durango, finished...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durangoan Kuss makes cover of VeloNews

Sepp Kuss’ big year didn’t end when the clock hit midnight on New Year’s Eve. The 23-year-old professional road cyclist from Durango was featured on the cover of VeloNews for the January/February...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents can register for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Friday

Durango residents can register for the 47th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Mountain Bike Specialists, 949 Main Ave. Online registration for everyone will begin at...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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