Registration for the 46th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic to be held May 27-28, 2017 is open now at ironhorsebicycleclassic.com. Events will include the classic rides to Silverton including the McDonalds Citizens Tour and Durango Coca Cola Road Race. The Quarter Horse to Purgatory, MBS King and Queen of Mountain, Sprite Kids Race, Morehart Murphy Subaru Mountain Bike Race, Durango Cyclery Cruiser Crit, and test gravel ride event make up the full weekend of cycling offerings in Durango. Additionally, the Alpine Bank push bike park and kids village. BMX demo, and downtown activities are on the menu for the weekend.
Plans are also underway to once again offer the Veterans Train to Silverton for Veterans, Gold Star Families, and Blur Star Moms. The 2016 Veterans Train hosted 100 passengers complete with a ceremony in Silverton at Memorial Park. The Veterans Train is the 8am Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train that races cyclists on the 50 mile route to Silverton embracing the tradition of bike versus train which is the foundation of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.
Durango locals will have the opportunity to register on December 2, 2017 from 11am to 8pm at Mountain Bike Specialists at 949 Main Avenue, Durango. The local registration party will once again mark the start of the 2017 event kickoff complete with food and drink.
The 2016 event played host to riders from 43 states and four countries and was featured on CNN’s FitNation. With 3600 riders for the weekend of events, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic continues to be a strong kickoff weekend for the summer season in Durango and Southwest Colorado.
A portion of the proceeds from the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic support the Mercy Health Foundation and other community entities.
For more information, visit ironhorsebicycleclassic.com