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Date and Start Time
May 28, 2023 at 08:00
Location
Durango, Colorado
Event Description

The backbone of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is the Durango-Silverton route, where riders “race

the train” over two mountain passes for a total of 50 miles and 5,700’ of elevation gain. The

tradition began in 1971 when Tom Mayer, a cyclist, challenged his brother Jim, a railroad worker

on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, to see who could get to Silverton faster. Tom

was able to pedal the distance faster than the steam engine, and the legend of the Iron Horse was

born.

Added by Matt Miller on Dec 16, 2022. Last updated Apr 10, 2023. → add an update
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www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com
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