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Registration for the 2014 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic opens TOMORROW, December 3, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. The event will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2014. We have updated the website – ironhorsebicycleclassic.com – and we are excited to get things rolling for a great weekend of riding and racing in Durango. All the great events are back, (with a few changes): The Citizens Tour presented by McDonald’s, Durango to Silverton Road Race presented by Coca Cola, Quarter Horse to Purgatory, Sunday Downtown Events presented by Morehart-Murphy, East Animas Time Trial powered by BP, Cross Country Race presented by Mountain Bike Specialists, Kids Races fueled by SPRITE, and the Alpine Bank Push Bike Park. Whew, that’s a lot!!
Highlights and changes for the 2014 event. Complete information can be found at the event website – please review the below and the website.
Online registrations are provided by iamATHLETE – a great new partner for the event. A link to online registration is available through the event website.
The Citizen’s Tour presented by McDonalds will be a timed event, again in 2014. An increase in the field limit for 2014 – 2600 riders!
The original – Durango to Silverton Road Race presented by Coca Cola is limited to the first 200 racers – and ONLY two categories available – A Men and A Women
NEW – Sunday’s Downtown Events presented by Morehart-Murphy include a few new activities – a Veteran Team Relay Challenge, a cyclocross criterium and the favorites – expanded Kids Races fueled by SPRITE and competitive crits for men and women, and the popular (and fun) the Cruzer Crit.
For those climbers in the group – we have created the Mountain Horse Tour. You will start at Durango Mountain Resort @ 10:00 a.m. and finish in Silverton – this shortens the traditional ride – but is the hardest and most satisfying part!
We have greatly expanded the commemorative official event merchandise for 2014, from riding gear to casual wear for men and women, we are also offering kids T’s with a cool new train logo. Stock up, we will ship it to you well in advance of the event.
Again, registration opens tomorrow, December 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Check out the website for complete details and register early and do not miss out on the fun in Durango!
We hope to see you in 2014!
Jeffery Frost, Director
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic
This Saturday November 23rd starting at 10am the Durango Performance Center 4 Corners Cyclocross Series will make it’s 3rd stop at Ray Denison Memorial Field at Fort Lewis College. Cyclocross racers from all over the region will be battling against the course and the elements to prove themselves against racers from the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team and all will earn points in the Series culminating on January 4th, 2014. The FLC student-athletes and many of the community members are honing their skills and ramping up their fitness in preparation for the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Boulder, CO on January 9-14, 2014.
The Series has already completed stops in Dolores and Cortez and this weekend brings three races in a row to Fort Lewis College. The race will be held on a mile long enclosed course with many twists and turns, obstacles forcing riders to dismount to run with their bikes and long sections of pedaling. The course will utilize a lot of the terrain in the Stadium, practice fields and the area around Whalen Gymnasium and will be run rain, snow or shine. Cyclocross is considered to be the most fan-friendly of the cycling disciplines where much of the action can be seen from one vantage point and fans can get up close to the action in the technical sections. While many competitors use Cyclocross bikes the races are open to mountain bikes also.
Cyclocross brings out many of the cycling luminaries in Durango with the likes of Todd Wells, Ned Overend, Troy Wells, Travis Brown and Carmen Small doing battle with former and current FLC racers Matt Shriver, Mike Wilk, Ben Sonntag, Rotem Ishay, Sarah Sturm, Brittany Clawson, Sofia Gomez Villafane, Kolben Preble and Payson McElveen.
The racing action starts at 10am with the Cat. 3/4 Men, Open Women and Men 50+ racing for 40 minutes. At 11am the Cat. 1/2/3 Men and Men 35+ race for 50 minutes. This weekends race is USA Cycling sanctioned meaning that all Cat. 1/2/3 racers will need to have an annual USA Cycling license – all other racers can purchase a one-day license for $10. Registration is on site only and opens at 8:30am at the stadium press box – cost is $25.
The remaining Series races are:
Dec. 7 at FLC
Dec. 14 at FLC
Dec. 21 at Aztec
Jan. 4 at FLC
Come cheer on the FLC team and community members and bring your mountain bike up if you want to give Cyclocross racing a try.
More info can be found at: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/4ccx/ or you contact Dave Hagen at email@example.com with any questions.Read More
This weekend is the event that kicks off the ski season in style for our fellow winter sports programs (Nordic, Freestyle, Alpine and Snowboard teams). Dig through your closet for the that black tie and high heels!!
Go to http://www.purgatoryskiteam.org/ and click on ‘buy tickets’Read More
For ages: 7th-12th grade Coach Garrett will be teaching skills and how to maneuver on a cross bike and course. 3 optional team races Nov 23rd, Dec 7th, Dec 14th at FLC fields. We HIGHLY recommend cross bikes due to wear and tear on mtn bikes!
Due to weather, we will have our Halloween ride tomorrow but shorten it a bit so everyone get get to their Halloween parties, trick or treating, etc:
Meet Thursday Oct 31st at 4 pm at Buckley in costume for a parade down main to bike path and candy/story at Rotary Park.
Back at Buckley by 5 pm!!!
Durango’s cycling community has some new World Champions, National Champions, and State Champions. I hope you can join us to celebrate their successes. Several individuals as well as the FLC College team, the Sweet Elite team and the High School Teams have successes worthy of a party. MBS, Steamworks, Bread and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory invite you recognize your friends on October 30th at MBS from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m.Read More