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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

May 28 - May 30

Event Description

This is the big race! Gear up or just watch as bikers race the train from Durango to Silverton all day.

Since 1972, this iconic event has tested man vs. machine, as bicyclists race the train from Durango to Silverton on the beautiful Million Dollar Highway. Can you make it in time to enjoy the beautiful ride back downhill?

2021 Event Updates:

This year, the Iron Horse will be scaled back for safety. The race from Durango to Silverton, the Citizen's Tour Ride and the Quarter Horse Ride from Durango to Purg and the La Plata Gravel Race will still take place. The downtown packet pickup party, kids race, Cruiser Criterium, finish line party, veterans train, festivals, ancillary events and more will be cancelled. This year, only cycling events will take place.

In addition, all riders will have to arrange their own transportation from Silverton. Busses and train rides will not be available to transport you back to Durango.

Registration will open on April 15, with a lottery system in place to allow riders who registered in 2020 to claim a spot in 2021 first. Capacity limits have not been determined yet. If the race fills up before all 2020 registrants are given a spot, the remaining registrants will have priority access to the 2022 event. In the event that there are spaces remaining in the 2021 race, registration will open to the public.


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

479 Main Ave
Durango, CO 81301