Memorial Day Weekend - May 28-30, 2016
Our Story- A Tale Of Two Brothers
The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic started as a contest between two brothers, Tom and Jim Mayer. Jim, Tom’s older brother, was a train engineer on the iron horse. Everyday when the train which Jim was conducting passed their home, Tom would jump on his 10 speed bike and pedal 50 miles over the two mountain passes in an effort to beat this brother.
Everyday when the train which Jim was conducting passed their home, Tom would jump on his 10 speed bike and pedal 50 miles over the two mountain passes in an effort to beat this brother. As the train pulled into the Silverton station one day in 1971, Jim’s young brother was waiting his arrival – sweating and smiling.
Today the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is a huge name in biking! Each year the race grows and always sells out months in advance. The race often sells out as early as December, meaning there are lots of bikers looking forward to Memorial day weekend in Durango!
If you’re not already registered we hope you can make it out to Durango to cheer on all the hard work these bikers have put into this year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. This year we’re looking for an Iron Horse participant to share their training story and race weekend experience on the Durango.com blog! If you are interested, please let us know!
The BEST Southwest Colorado Vacation Destination!
Visitors enjoy Durango, Colorado as a wonderful vacation destination. The Huffington Post wrote an article on the top 10 places around the world for the adventure and adrenaline junkie. Among these places were skydiving in New Zealand, paragliding in Turkey, and ziplining in our very own Durango, Colorado!
No matter what you choose to do while visiting Durango, you will find the atmosphere to be warm, friendly and authentic. Durango.com is your guide to the city and the adventures that await you. Today over 2000 cyclists enter this race which is one of the largest bikes races held in the United States. The 47-mile, 5,550 feet climb is scheduled each year for Memorial Day weekend. Registration for Durango IronHorse Classic
We want YOU to be a part of the Durango.com blog! If you’re training for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic here in Durango we’re looking for a guest blogger to post regularly about their training and about race weekend! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy but we would love to share an insider’s perspective on the[…]
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Whether you consider yourself an athlete in prime shape or a beginner, consider these five bicycle training tips when getting ready for this year’s road race or just getting ready to ride: 1. Have a plan. The Iron Horse track is a tough one: Riders will climb 6,700 feet as they pedal the 50 mile[…]