Join the tradition and enjoy 47 miles, 6,700 ft of total climbing, thin air, and fast descents.
Sprite Kids Race
More smiles in four blocks than anywhere on earth. This event is all about fun!
Mountain Bike Specialists
It’s back, after a one year hiatus
the unique and legendary
Downtown MTB race is on!
Tour to Silverton
THE CLASSIC, MAN VS MACHINE!
Citizens 50 mile tour from Durango to Silverton. This one started it all!
Update: Event dates for 2016: May 28-30. Registration opens Dec 5, 2015. 8am MST
About The Iron Horse
Over 100 Years of Cycling in Durango
The 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.