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Racers in the Citizens Tour of the 2014 43rd annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race north on Main Avenue after the start of the abbreviated race that ended at Durango Mountain Resort. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
A rider in the 2015 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic’s Citizens Tour throws a fist in the air as he is passed by the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad along U.S. Highway 550 in the race to Silverton. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Cyclists shadows are seen along U.S. Highway 550 during 2011’s Citizens Tour of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Neck and neck heading to Silverton. A cyclist keeps pace with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train along U.S. Highway 550 during 2011’s Citizens Tour of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic race fans from left, Margaret Pulley, Sebastian Gibson, Shelby Creasha, and Heather Benton, cheer on riders in 2014 as they make their way up the hill towards the finish line at Durango Mountain Resort. JERRY McBRIDE/Durango Herald file photo
Edie Erwin, 8, cheers on her brother, Owen Erwin, 5, who raced in one of the 2015 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Sprite Kids Races in downtown Durango. With Edie are Aaron Blue, left, and Catherine Rathbone. Edie and Owen are the children of Jill and Dan Erwin. Durango Herald file photo
Cyclists blur with speed as they head down Camino del Rio during the 2011 Citizens Tour of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Miranda Sheely, left, and her mom, Dana Sheely, right, of Frisco, meander down Main Avenue in 2010 during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Cruiser Criterium. Durango Herald file photo
Facing the competitor. Marvin Garcia of Gallup, N.M., takes a picture of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad engine as it backs into place before the start of the Citizens Tour of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in 2011. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Stephen Campbell, center, of Houston, and Lauren Wimmer, right, of Norman, Okla., and other staff members from Camp Kivu in Durango cheer on riders as they approach the finish line during a past year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Silverton. Durango Herald file photo
A lone cyclist warms up along Main Avenue in the early morning hours before of the Citizens Tour of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in 2011. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train crosses Main Avenue as riders keep pace during the start of the Citizens Tour of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in 2011. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald
Tom Mayer, left, and his brother, Jim Mayer, right, who were the inspiration for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, and Ed Zink, chairman of the event’s organizing committee, center, take part in a cake-cutting ceremony in Silverton to celebrate the 40th running of the race in 2011. Durango Herald file photo
Riders in the 2007 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizen’s tour head down Main Avenue. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Fans cheer on riders in the 2007 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour on the way to Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Riders in the 2007 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour head down Main Avenue. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Before the start of the 2009 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour, riders pose in front of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Fans cheer on riders in the 2007 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour on the way to Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Cyclists and canines gather before the start of the 2009 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
Fans cheer on riders in the 2007 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour on the way to Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald
A rider warms up before the start of 2007 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald file photo
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train passes riders in the 2005 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Durango Herald
Riders get ready before the start of the 2005 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Durango Herald file photo
Riders chat before the start of the start of the 2005 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Durango Herald file photo
Riders take off at the start of the 2005 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Durango Herald file photo
Fans cheer on riders in the 2006 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour on the way to Silverton. Durango Herald file photo
Flats are always an issue, and this rider fell victim in the 2006 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour on the way to Silverton. Durango Herald file photo
Fans cheer on riders in the 2006 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour on the way to Silverton. Durango Herald file photo
Riders take off at the start of the 2006 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Durango Herald file photo
Rider take off at the start of the 2004 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Durango Herald file photo
This 2004 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour rider takes advantage of an aid station. Durango Herald file photo
A Durango Police Department cruiser leads the start of the 2004 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic citizens tour. Durango Herald file photo
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U.S. Highway 550 closed 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from Durango Mountain Resort to Silverton.
Southbound vehicles will be detoured onto County Road 203 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Northbound vehicles will travel in southbound lanes from city limits to Hermosa during this time.