Ride the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic route to Silverton on a Pedal Assist Ebike enjoying the mountain passes, closed road and aid stations along the way. The most popular event in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, the McDonald’s Citizen Tour winds through 50 miles of Colorado’s finest scenery. Cyclists conquer two mountain passes higher than 10,000 feet on this point-to-point ride, along with more than 6,000 feet of vertical climb and two breathtaking descents.
Ride in the spirit of those first friends who challenged each other to beat the train. Line up in Durango at 6,512’, cross a finish line like no other in Silverton at 9,318’, and earn bragging rights forever—whether you aim to beat the train or just enjoy the ride.
The McDonald’s Citizen Tour is a non-timed, non-competitive event. Competitive riders can register for the Coca-Cola Road Race.
Reminder: Riders must be past Coal Bank pass by 12:40pm and Molas Pass by 1:20 pm or you will be pulled from the event. For safety reasons we cannot have riders descending into Silverton when the road reopens and hundreds of cars start returning to Durango
Saturday May 27 - 8:00 AM
33rd and 2nd Avenue, Durango
Registration fee is $145.00, field limits, and start times are listed in the table below. If you regiser on or before May 1st you will receive your bib number in the mail. If you are a local rider with merchandise (zip codes 81301, 81302, 81303, 81122), International rider, or registered after May 8th, you will pick up your bib number at Chapman Hill located at 500 Florida Rd, Durango from 1pm to 7pm on Friday May 26th.
$10 of your entry fee is donated to numerous community organizations.
Number plates MUST be attached to your seat post. Numbers must be visible on the course at all times.
All riders must attain Coal Bank Pass by 12:40 p.m. and Molas Pass by 1:20 p.m. The highway will open to vehicles at 1:30 p.m. and all riders must be off the road by then. Bicyclists are not permitted to ride back to Durango, so you must take private transportation or purchase a Bus return ticket at registration.
Due to the road closure, no team or support vehicles are allowed on course. Riders must be self-sufficient. There are four official support stations throughout the course. Yellow-line rule is in effect for the entire course, including the closed-road portion. Please be cautious and aware of emergency vehicles on course.All registrations are final. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, there will be no reimbursement, rollover, or postponement unless otherwise noted when completing online registration for the event.