47 Miles

47 mile road race: A Colorado legend with a list of winners who are equally legendary. Two mountain passes, big descents and minimal oxygen!

Two 10,000' Passes

Coal Bank & Molas Passes

Be Part Of The Legend!

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47 Miles

Durango to Silverton

Two 10,000' Passes

Coal Bank & Molas

Closed Highway

With Big Descents

5700' Elevation Gain

Minimal Oxygen!


The pure essence of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – the Coca-Cola Road Race is the event that started it all. Forty-seven miles point to point. Two mountain passes higher than 10,000 feet. Monster descents. Legendary champions. And you.

The Coca-Cola Road Race begins by category. You’ll line up at a race-specific start in Durango at 6,512’ and cross a finish line like no other in Silverton at 9,318’. This race is a Colorado classic that you want to be sure to catch.

The Coca-Cola Road Race is a competitive event. Non-competitive riders can register for the McDonald’s Citizen Tour.


Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 7:30 a.m.


Buckley Park – Main Avenue and 12th Street in Durango, CO

Registration Information:

Registration fee is $100.00 through December 31, 2018, and increases to $110.00 on January 1, 2019. Each category’s prizes, field limits, and start times are listed in the table below.

For participants who register before March 31, 2019, bib numbers will be mailed to you mid April, 2019 with the exception of zip codes 81301/81302/81303/81122/81137/81326. Riders from those zip codes and riders registering after March 31, 2019 will collect bib numbers at final packet pickup on Friday, May 24, from 3-7 p.m. at Buckley Park (Main Avenue and 12th Street in Durango).

$10 of your entry fee is donated to numerous community organizations, including the Mercy Health Foundation.

Important Information:

All riders must attain Coal Bank Pass by 12:40 p.m. and Molas Pass by 1:20 p.m. Riders not past those points will be transported by bus to Silverton, and their bikes will be trucked. 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 register for the $40 event-provided return transportation that includes your bicycle.

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, there will be no reimbursement, rollover, or postponement.

Return Transportation:

Riders who need return transportation from Silverton can register for the $40 event-provided return transportation that includes your bicycle. Bicycle pickup is 3-7 p.m. at Durango High School (Main Avenue and 24th Street). Participants are not permitted to ride their bikes back from Silverton.


Categories & Start Times

Category Prize Prize Places / Field Limit Start Time
Men Pro / Open $3000 10/85 7:30 AM
Men 19-34 Cash 5/75 7:35 AM
Men 35-44 Cash 5/85 7:38 AM
Men 45-54 Cash 5/85 7:41 AM
Men 55-64/65+ Cash 3/75 7:44 AM
Jr. Men 15-18 Prizes 3/No Limit 7:46 AM
Women Pro / Open $3000 10/75 7:31 AM
Women 19-34 Cash 5/75 7:48 AM
Women 35-44 Cash 5/85 7:50 AM
Women 45-54 Cash 5/75 7:52 AM
Women 55+ Cash 3/75 7:54 AM
Jr Women 15-18 Prizes 3/No Limit 7:54 AM