Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

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

BMX proves it belongs at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

If Sunday was a trial run for BMX to have a permanent place at the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, the Adventure Pro Straight Rhythm head-to-head races passed with flying colors. Fans jammed the west...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts earns hometown King of the Mountain crown with Iron Horse mountain bike win

Howard Grotts didn’t have enough in his legs to climb with friend Sepp Kuss all the way to Silverton on Saturday. Nobody had the legs to climb with Grotts on Sunday. The 24-year-old from Durango...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bingham wins women’s mountain bike, Queen of the Mountain at Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Hannah Bingham is no stranger to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional mountain bike race, but a course change took away familiarity for all the racers Sunday. Bingham, the 2015 IHBC...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iron Horse Kids Race participation ‘sky-rocketing’

Though there were no winners and losers in the Iron Horse Classic’s “Sprite Kids Race,” the true victory for event organizers is the continued rise in participation in the next generation of...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

First gravel race a success for Iron Horse

More than 100 cyclists participated in the first La Strada La Plata Gravel Ride as part of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. The event was not treated as a race because the roads could not be shut...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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