Let the good times roll

The less serious side of Iron Horse Weekend

If there was ever a question about Durango being a bike friendly town, one need only look around briefly. If that doesn't do it, then the annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will surely convince any skeptic. Every Memorial Day Weekend, thousands of cyclists grease up their chains to swarm area roads and trails with warm, sweaty velo love. The festivities include events for all manner of wheels: skinny, fat, big and small. In addition to Saturday's flagship race against the train to Silverton, Sunday featured mountain bike races through Steamworks, a pop-up BMX course downtown, a costumed cruiser criterium and even races for tykes on bikes. And if you're not the cycling kind, no need to worry, with all the music, beer and action, the Iron Horse also makes for a great, lycra-free spectator sport.


The kids got a chance at winning medals during the Sprite Kids Races on Sunday morning.

The Morehart Murphy Mountain Bike race gave riders a challenging climb up the back of Steamworks on Sunday afternoon.
It's not truly BMX until someone catches some sweet air.
A giant Pickle Rick (or is it Gumby?) hitches a ride during the Durango Cyclery Cruiser Crit.