50 Miles

Durango to Silverton

Two 10,000' Passes

Coal Bank & Molas

Beat the Train!

Non Timed

5700' Elevation Gain

Minimal Oxygen!


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.


Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 8:00 a.m.


College Drive and Camino Del Rio in Durango, CO

Registration Information:

Registration fee is $104 through December 31, 2018, and increases to $114 on January 1, 2019. The field is limited to 1900 riders.

For participants who register before March 31, 2019, bib numbers will be mailed to you mid April, 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.