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Philip S Miller ParkCastle Rock, CO, United States
The Subaru ERock Sunrise Sunset is designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to experience the thrill of competing in a challenging endurance race on a moderately technical off-road course. Ride as a solo or put together your team of cycling amigos for a memorable day of racing, cameraderie and laughs. ...
2018 RIDE CALENDAR
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All Organized Rides
All Organized Rides
Grand Fondo / Single Day Ride
High School League
Mountain Bike Rides
Saturdays in 2019 just got that much better! VIDA has returned to showcases epic Colorado towns. Visit the website for all event details. Saturday, April 27: Grand Junction Saturday, May 11: Boulder
Saturdays in 2019 just got that much better! VIDA has returned to showcases epic Colorado towns. Visit the website for all event details.
Saturday, April 27: Grand Junction
Saturday, May 11: Boulder
Saturday, June 1: Lakewood
Saturday, August 17: Snowmass
Saturday, September 7: Durango
Saturday, September 28: Golden
Saturday, October 19: Boulder
April 27 (Saturday) 8:00 am - October 19 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
Valmont Bike Park
3160 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
Brothers Tom and Jim Mayer concocted the idea behind the first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Jim worked as a brakeman on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, which had
Brothers Tom and Jim Mayer concocted the idea behind the first Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Jim worked as a brakeman on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, which had operated the steam-powered line between Durango and Silverton since the 1880s. Tom was a young bicycling enthusiast who enjoyed riding alongside the railroad tracks.
One day in 1971, Tom challenged his older brother to a race to Silverton. Steam engine versus bicycle. They wagered a candy bar on the results.
When Jim pulled into the Silverton station, there was Tom, waiting for him. He’d beaten the train, despite having a longer road and having to climb two mountain passes. He won his candy bar, alright, and he had no idea that he had just started a famous race that would draw thousands of riders to southwest Colorado.
You can read more about the story of the Iron Horse by visiting Tom Mayer’s website here: http://abundantadventures.com/IronHorse/IronHorseClassicOrigin.htm
24 (Friday) 12:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
We have shuffled the course deck and added the new Graceland trails and a new section of Skyline (both of which your entry fees helped to build), losing the Powerlines
We have shuffled the course deck and added the new Graceland trails and a new section of Skyline (both of which your entry fees helped to build), losing the Powerlines Road and the pavement of Gold Basin Road. Apologies, but this change up just added more techy singletrack! Check out the new map HERE.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORIES
New Half Growler and (Sunday’s Half Growler, too) categories for young riders based on grade in school (as of fall 2018): 8th graders and younger; high school freshman and sophomores; high school juniors and seniors. We also have Collegiate and the all new CLYDESDALE category for both the Full and Half Growler.
ORIGINAL GROWLER KIDS RACES
ORIGINAL GROWLER KID’S RACES will take place on spectator, family friendly multi-lap courses at the Hartman Rocks base area on Saturday, May 25. While this event is free, we’ll still need you to stop by and sign a waiver before participating. Please visit the “KIDS RACE PAGE” for all the juicy details!
For ten years, the Original Growler has not wavered from our guiding principal of asking you to trade your hard earned dollars for three things:
An awesome day on the bike. The Growler offers a challenging, singletrack heavy mountain biking experience on some of the finest trails on the planet.
A killer party. Food, drink and camaraderie, post race, in downtown Gunnison (for those that still have some party left in them!)
Top shelf trails, both existing and developing. Regardless of where you live, you become a stakeholder in Gunnison area trails as every penny of your entry fee goes directly to the 501c3 not for profit, Gunnison Trails, and Gunnison Trails’ mission is focused solely on improving and expanding area trails.
The Original Growler showcases most of the trails at the Hartman Rocks recreation area on BLM public lands. “Hartman’s,” as we call it, was chosen as one of the top 20 mountain biking destinations on BLM lands and offers a one-of-kind trail riding experience. If you have ridden Hartman’s, you know all about the magic of these high desert trails.
If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself as an experienced mountain biker to test your skills and fitness on the trails at Hartman Rocks. You’ll be forced to alternate relentlessly between fast and flow in seas of sagebrush and tricky and technical through weathered and twisted juniper on islands of granite and in the many micro canyons that pock this primal landscape. While there are no big climbs and the total vertical gain isn’t remarkable, the seesaw nature of the Growler course is a supreme test of all around mountain biking. Go ahead, commit. But be prepared to challenge your mind, your body and your skills.
Saturday May 25, 2019, The Half-Growler, around 32-miles on the dirt* (limited to 350 riders)
Sunday May 26, 2019, The Full-Growler, around 64-miles on the dirt*
Sunday May 26, 2019, Sunday’s Half Growler, around 32-miles on the dirt* (Sunday starters limited to 350 riders)
25 (Saturday) 12:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
The most popular event in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, the McDonald’s Citizen Tour winds through 50 miles of Colorado’s finest scenery. Cyclists conquer two mountain passes higher than 10,000
The most popular event in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, the McDonald’s Citizen Tour winds through 50 miles of Colorado’s finest scenery. Cyclists conquer two mountain passes higher than 10,000 feet on this point-to-point ride, along with more than 6,000 feet of vertical climb and two breathtaking descents.
Ride in the spirit of those first friends who challenged each other to beat the train. Line up in Durango at 6,512’, cross a finish line like no other in Silverton at 9,318’, and earn bragging rights forever—whether you aim to beat the train or just enjoy the ride.
The McDonald’s Citizen Tour is a non-timed, non-competitive event. Competitive riders can register for the Coca-Cola Road Race.
Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 8:00 a.m.
College Drive and Camino Del Rio in Durango, CO
Registration fee is $104 through December 31, 2018, and increases to $114 on January 1, 2019. The field is limited to 1900 riders.
For participants who register before February 28, 2019, bib numbers will be mailed to you mid April, with the exception of zip codes 81301/81302/81303/81122/81137/81326. Riders from those zip codes and riders registering after February 28, 2019 will collect bib numbers at final packet pickup on Friday, May 24, from 3-7 p.m. at Buckley Park (Main Avenue and 12th Street in Durango).
$10 of your entry fee is donated to numerous community organizations, including the Mercy Health Foundation.
All riders must attain Coal Bank Pass by 12:40 p.m. and Molas Pass by 1:20 p.m. Riders not past those points will be transported by bus to Silverton, and their bikes will be trucked. The highway will open to vehicles at 1:30 p.m. and all riders must be off the road by then. Bicyclists are not permitted to ride back to Durango, so you must take private transportation or register for the $40 event-provided return transportation that includes your bicycle.
Due to the road closure, no team or support vehicles are allowed on course. Riders must be self-sufficient. There are four official support stations throughout the course. Yellow-line rule is in effect for the entire course, including the closed-road portion. Please be cautious and aware of emergency vehicles on course.
All registrations are final. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, there will be no reimbursement, rollover, or postponement.
Riders who need return transportation from Silverton can register for the $40 event-provided return transportation that includes your bicycle. Bicycle pickup is 3-7 p.m. at Durango High School (Main Avenue and 24th Street). Participants are not permitted to ride their bikes back from Silverton.
(Saturday) 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Durango Mountain Resort
Riders in the Quarter Horse to Purgatory will tour the 25 scenic miles from Durango to Purgatory Resort. After riding through the gorgeous Animas River Valley, you’ll tackle more than
Riders in the Quarter Horse to Purgatory will tour the 25 scenic miles from Durango to Purgatory Resort. After riding through the gorgeous Animas River Valley, you’ll tackle more than 2300 feet of vertical climb to finish among food, fun, and festivities in the Village Plaza.
This point-to-point tour is great for beginning riders or families who want to participate in all the exuberance of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic by completing a quarter-century at 8800’.
(Saturday) 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
College Ave & Camino Del Rio
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