• Welcome to the 44'th IHBC!

  • Durango to Silverton
    Road Race

    Presented by Coca-Cola

    Join the tradition and enjoy 47 miles, 6,700 ft of  total climbing, thin air, and fast descents.

  • Kids Race

    Fueled By Sprite

    More smiles in four blocks than anywhere on earth. Riders from age 3 to 12 enjoy the closed streets of downtown Durango. This event is all about fun!....

2015 IHBC

Registration will open in early December 2014, stay tuned for more details. 2014 merchandise still available.


About The Iron Horse

Over 100 Years of Cycling in Durango

Over 100 Years of Cycling in DurangoThe Iron Horse Bicycle Classic was the brain child of Tom Mayer and his older brother Jim. Jim worked as a brakeman on the D & R G W railroad which had run the steam powered locomotive between Durango and Silverton since the 1880's. Tom was a young bicycle enthusiast who grew up alongside the tracks to Silverton.

Tom challenged Jim to a race to Silverton. As the train came by the house, the steam whistle screamed and Tom climbed on his trusty steel framed 10 speed and pedaled up over the rim of the old volcano and descended into the caldera to the mining town of Silverton.

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Take A Virtual Ride

Ride along with us as we take you through the entire 50 mile McDonalds Tour course from Durango to Silverton.