It's Race Day! Good Luck Today!

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.

2020 registrants will have priority registration for 2021, if additional space is available we will make those slots available April 20.

Reminder: Riders must be past Coal Bank pass by 12:40pm and Molas Pass by 1:20 pm or you will be pulled from the event and transported by vehicle. For safety reasons we cannot have riders descending into Silverton when the road reopens and hundreds of cars start returning to Durango


Saturday May 29 2021 - 8:00 AM [Wave Starts]


East 2'nd Avenue & 30'th Street

Registration Information:

Registration fee is $104.

Bib numbers will be mailed prior to event.

$10 of your entry fee is donated to numerous community organizations.

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.

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 or unforeseen circumstances, there will be no reimbursement, rollover, or postponement unless otherwise noted when completing online registration for the event.