47 mile road race. Started by Mayer brothers, the younger Tom with a bicycle challenged the older Jim who worked on the train to a race from Durango to Silverton. This event kicks off the three days of the Iron Horse, to be held May 24-26, 2014 and marks the 43rd anniversary of Colorado's largest, oldest and most renowned cycling event.
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Saturday May 24th, 2014 - 7:30 A.M.
Buckley Park, 12'th and Main Durango, CO.
Registration Fee: $90
Field limit 200 riders. Open to all riders - this is an "A" event. We are not permitted or sanctioned by USA Cycling - no racing license is required. Only the best and fastest are encouraged to register for this race - the Tour event follows the same route and is timed.
All riders must be past Coal Bank Pass Summit by 11:30 AM and Molas Pass by 12:30 PM. Riders not past those points will be transported by bus to Silverton, and their bikes will be trucked. Roads open to vehicles at 1:00pm and all riders must be off by then! There is no riding back to Durango - you must take private transportation or secure tickets on the train or event provided transportation ($40.00).
Due to the road closure no team or support vehicles are allowed on course. Riders must be self sufficient. Yellow line rule in effect, even on closed road portion.
If the event is cancelled due to weather there will be no reimbursement nor event postponement
Need a ride? The best ride around is the train ride back from Silverton. Enjoy the spectacular views while recovering from your ride to Silverton. Train tickets can be purchased at
Limited seats are available and first come first served - book today!
Riders who need return transportation from Silverton can purchase a bus or train return trip. Bikes are also transported. Charge is $40. Bike pickup is 4-7pm Durango High School. space is limited. Riders are not allowed to ride back from Silverton.
A portion of your entry fee is donated to numerous community organizations - including Mercy Health Foundation.
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