Epic Cycling Mancation – The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

Epic Cycling Mancation – The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is an epic cycling mancation to plan your guys weekend or road trip around.  It goes down during Memorial Day weekend in Durango, Colorado. Popularity grows each year and the event sells out way in advance, often times as early as December. Even if you do not get to participate, checking out the event is all the excuse you need to get out to this unbelievable part of the country and do some riding of your own.  There really is something for everyone.

As one of the best classic bicycle events taking place in the West, The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is a celebration of what is known as the first run of the train in Spring. Every year participants come from all over America, and even some foreign countries, to join this bromentous event.

Main Event: Beat the Train to Silverton


Other challenges spectators can look forward to seeing include:

The McDonald’s Citizen Tour that involves a 50 mile ride all the way from Durango to Silverton where cyclists would cycle over two 10,000 ft mountain passes right down to the historical mining town.

The Coca-Cola Race in Durango which is a 47-mile race and features 5,700 ft of thin air, climbing, and super fast descents. Enough to get the crowds cheering aloud!

Do not forget to attend the fantastic Morehart Subaru Criterium that offers both spectators and participants the opportunity to enjoy a challenging course in Downtown Durango as cyclists get to race through streets that made history!

For the most scenic time trials, you must simply attend the Alpine Bank East Animas Time Trial which takes place over both flat and rolling terrain that ends off with a short climb

Some of the best excitement crowds can look forward to is the Durango Cyclery Cruiser Crit where you will spot some crazier than crazy bros who strut their stuff down the criterium course. It has all the bells and whistles that you’ll find with a mini Mardi Gras. The famed trophy goes to the best costume and bike combination.

The 2013 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is an event that no one should miss. We hope that you will make one of the best decisions this year and join in!!

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Feature Image:  Iron Horse Men 2 from Eleaf photostream on flickr


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