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Patriotic drone show unfolds above Durango’s night skyAbout 1,200 people watched production from city Transit Center1300848The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)One hundred forty drones took to the skies above Greenmount Cemetery at 10 p.m. sharp Saturday in a glowing and patriotic spectacle featuring vibrant images colored red, white and blue against the black backdrop of night.About 1,200 people gathered Saturday at the Durango Transit Center to watch the city’s premiere drone show produced by Verge Aero after a street dance and band performance by McCurry Trio and Desert Child for Independence Day celebrations.Spectators were treated to drone depictions of the American flag, star patterns, a soaring bald eagle and a homage to the city with drones flying in formation to spell out “Durango” to close out the street dance that started at 6 p.m. Across the valley from Greenmount Cemetery, the headlights of cars shined from Rim Drive near Fort Lewis College where more spectators watched.25VideoYouTube480360Ellen Babers, Durango community events administrator, said the show went well. She heard “Ooh’s” and “ah’s” from the crowd when the drones transitioned from one image to another.She said a segment that consisted of stars rotating at various intervals, shrinking into smaller stars before expanding into the shape of a larger star, appeared to be a crowd favorite.“People really liked the Durango part,” she said. “When it spelled out Durango, people seemed surprised. Like, ‘Oh, this isn’t just a generic show, this is about us.’”Other images included an outline of the continental United States, the letters “USA,” and a spinning globe shape that gave the drone show a 3D feel.950863The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1300587The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)The drones were laid out earlier in the evening in a square grid, with each drone placed 4 feet apart. Peter Smiatek, pilot and designer of the drone show, worked with a crew of about six people, including volunteers. Saturday evening at Greenmount Cemetery where the drones launched and landed, Peter Smiatek, pilot and designer with Verge Aero, and his crew of about six people, including volunteers, had laid all the drones out on the grass in a square grid. Each drone was placed four feet apart. Smiatek synced the drones to a GPS and radio tower in preparation for the evening’s show. Six minutes before takeoff, a deer wandered straight past the drone grid, narrowly avoiding stepping on them.“That could have been a disaster,” Smiatek said as his crew scanned the nearby area with flashlights. No other deer were visible.Two minutes before takeoff, the crew’s portable generator shut off – out of gas.1300867The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)“We have double secure power,” he said. “The generator fell off two minutes before the show started. It’s like Murphy’s law, anything that could happen will happen. So it’s best to be prepared.”During prep, the crew ran several tests with the drones. The drones shot up 3 to 4 meters, hovered for about one second and then dropped back to their designated grid space on the grass.40002252Drones go through a trial launch at Greenmount Cemetery on Saturday about 1½ hours before the full performance started. (Christian Burney/Durango Herald)Smiatek worked from a makeshift command station where his laptop and transmission tower were perched.“The base station is the heart of the show,” he said. “It’s a computer and it’s a distribution system connected to radios and an antenna. And that’s it, basically. Very flexible and a good system.”Chris Lutts, vice president of sales at Verge Aero, said he thinks Durangoans enjoyed the performance. From Greenmount Cemetery, he could hear the cheers and whistles of the audience at the Durango Transit Center.“The people we’ve been working with have been great,” he said. “Clearly, the city enjoyed it, so that’s awesome. That’s why we do this. It’s no different than any other entertainment, man. You love that feedback. It’s validation that what you’re doing is something that people really like.”cburney@durangoherald.com1300836The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1300887The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)950863The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1300912The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1300867The city of Durango celebrates Independence Day on Saturday with its first-ever drone show that lasted a little over 10 minutes with the drones lifting off from Greenmount Cemetery and then forming many different images. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)40002252A behind-the-scenes glimpse from the drone show launch zone at Greenmount Cemetery as 140 drones fly in a “USA” formation above Durango. (Christian Burney/Durango Herald)
About 1,200 people watched production from city Transit Center
Photos: Protesters chide Supreme Court decision reversing Roe v. Wade16001087More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16001072More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16001067More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14661067More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16001248More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)15891067More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16001153More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1600821More than 200 people gathered Friday in Buckley Park to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Protesters marched south along Main Avenue and then back to the park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Sherry Bowman pets Poncho as owner Chuck Wales holds him during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. Poncho was born in the wild in Nevada and then trained at a correctional facility in Cañon City before being adopted. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10671600Burros at Mancos BurroFest had everybody smiling on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald12631600Burros at Mancos BurroFest had everybody smiling on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11431600Burros at Mancos BurroFest had everybody smiling on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11691600Danika wears a cute hat during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1236950Attendees during Mancos BurroFest create designs with chalk on Grand Avenue on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1140950Alana Coley, 17, of Mancos, holds her painting of Ziggy during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1268950Veryl Goodnight hugs her burro named Donkey during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10991300Grand Avenue was busy for Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10561600Donna Krupa smiles as she pets Danika with Donna Peacock and Kate Sanders, 4, looking on during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10171300Artist Veryl Goodnight of Mancos holds her painting of Ziggy and Finn Sanifer during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1022950Mary Anne Griffin and her burro Arlo attend the Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. Arlo was born in the wild in Nevada and then trained at a correctional facility in Cañon City before being adopted. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1220950Artist Betsey Krill works on her painting during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. During the afternoon, 15 burros were paired with 15 artists who demonstrated their painting skills to the public. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11121560Susan Matteson paints Ziggy as Finn Sanifer holds him during Mancos BurroFest on Saturday in Mancos. During the afternoon, 15 burros were paired with 15 artists who demonstrated their painting skills to the public. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10931600Jerome Hesse walks Snoop Donk down Grand Avenue on Saturday during Mancos BurroFest. Earlier in the day, 15 burros raced through a course before being paired with 15 artists in the afternoon who demonstrated their painting skill to the public. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8251300Bridget Hussey walks Dulcinea down Grand Avenue on Saturday during Mancos BurroFest. Earlier in the day, 15 burros raced through a course before being paired with 15 artists in the afternoon who demonstrated their painting skill to the public. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11551600Photos: BurroFest in Mancos 16001155Bridget Hussey walks Dulcinea down Grand Avenue on Saturday during Mancos BurroFest. Earlier in the day, 15 burros raced through a course before being paired with 15 artists in the afternoon who demonstrated their painting skill to the public. The Mancos Creative District created BurroFest to spotlight the talents of both burros and artists. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald )
1300867Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo on Thursday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)Fun times at the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo in CortezThe Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo on Thursday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300The Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo on Thursday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1357950A super fan dances on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8561300The Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo on Thursday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald5651300Bobby Kerr entertains the crowd on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1142950Mitchell Parham competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Kyle Charley competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1303950Keenan Hayes competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10151300Tristan Hansen competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1301950Bobby Kerr entertains the crowd on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9121300Shawn Perkins competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1578950Jace Logan competes in steer wrestling on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9421300Jace Logan competes in steer wrestling on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9511300Darnell Johnson competes in tie-down roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6181300Matt Tuni competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.9411300Kelcey McNamee competes in barrel racing on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1440947Leeann Ridley competes in barrel racing on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1330950Jace Logan competes in steer wrestling on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8811300Shawn Perkins competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9731300Amber Moore competes in barrel racing on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1323950Kory Hart competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1417950Weston Crane competes in tie-down roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8741300Kyle Charley competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1221950Kory Hart competes in bareback riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7981300Roy Pacheco competes in tie-down roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8421300Lorie Diodosio competes in barrel racing on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1223950Wyatt Uptain competes in tie-down roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1188950Justin Simon competes in steer wrestling on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8091300Wyatt Lindsay competes in steer wrestling on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10071600Brady Buum competes in steer wrestling on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7901300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9521300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8301300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8091300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9311300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10471300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11401600Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8901300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9641300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8641300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8491300Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9291300Kara Jo Garner competes in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8351300Kara Jo Garner competes in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald897950Shoop Stocking competes in steer wrestling on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9041295Children compete in mutton bustin on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald27443832Wyatt Wells competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1425950Kolt Ferguson competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9981300Jacob Coates competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1425950Bryan Huey competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1468950Jacob Meiers competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1408950Clayson Hutchings competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1475950Ryder Wright competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1214946Ryder Wright competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1195950Vanessa Begay competes in breakaway roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10031300Fun times at the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo on Thursday night at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8281300Twila Jones competes in breakaway roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8601300Luke Brown and Hunter Koch compete in team roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald5701300Brooks Dahozy and Seth Hall compete in team roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald5591300Keylie Tatum makes her way around a barrel while competing in barrel racing on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1191950Kara Jo Garner holds her buckle after winning the mutton bustin competition on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9641300Nathan Urie competes in saddle bronc riding on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1137950Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves compete in team roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6611300Quinn Kesler and Caleb Hendrix compete in team roping on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald5021294Leia Pluemer competes in barrel racing on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9141295Ky Hamilton rides a bull on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10351300Thomas Patrick III rides a bull on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9771300Thomas Patrick III rides a bull on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11211300Arviso James rides a bull on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald740950Stetson Wright successfully rides Big Papa on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1098950Brandon McCassie tries to get away from the bull he was thrown from on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8371300Stetson Wright tries to get off after successfully riding Big Papa on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8401300Big Papa falls on Stetson Wright after the cowboy successfully rode the bull on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8541300Matt Merritt, a professional bullfighter and entertainer, is seen inside the barrel after a bull hit it on Thursday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8921300
Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Hobby Horse Community Bike RideThe 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9721400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9231400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications10831400The 50th annual Iron Horse Race weekend includes events for cyclists of all ages and skills. Sunday’s Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade took place in downtown Durango on Main Avenue from the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway Station south to 15th Street. Cyclists dressed up themselves and their cycles in fun costumes, including a 5-person alien-themed tandem bike. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications933140014001083The Hobby Horse Community Bike Parade on Sunday in downtown Durango. (Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications)
Photos: Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Sprite Kids RaceThe Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College, with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Here, big sister, Evelyn, gives some pre-race encouragement. Money raised from the event benefited the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9801400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9541400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9381400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications21001400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications9331400The Sprite Kids Race took place on Sunday morning at Fort Lewis College with races for children ages 2-12. Children were instructed to catch the Penguin, and reminded that safety is first, followed by fun. Money raised from the event goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Durango. Local Olympic cyclist and parent Todd Wells volunteered to help pace the racers. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications210014001400933The Sprite Kids Race Sunday at Fort Lewis College. (Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications)
Men and women compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom racesRiders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald13081300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10341300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10201300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald5341300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7641300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9851300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8351300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1271950Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9411300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9471300Cameron Joye competes and claims third place in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10821300A couple deer interrupt the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race, but make a smooth escape on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9451300Dylan Stucki competes in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9051300Layne Gainer competes and place second in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1493950Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6731300Collin Hudson competes and wins the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8581300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7411300Elle Runyun competes in and places second the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9481300McKenna Merten competes in and wins the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1014950Sophie Allen competes and places third in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9831300Riders compete and in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic dual slalom women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8771300
Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster raceMike West competes in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9641300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald5471300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7221300Sarah Sturm cheers on riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8761300Fans cheer on riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8371300Dylan Stucki competes in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9041300Cyclists compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster race and dual slalom race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7421300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8471300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8741300Stephen Davoust competes and places second in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster men's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8871300Todd Wells competes and places third overall in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9601300Cyclists compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster race and dual slalom race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riley Amos, left, and Cody Cupp compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster men's race as rain falls on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8881300Brayden Johnson competes and wins the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10541300Cyclists compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster race and dual slalom race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6871300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1279950Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9641300Savilia Blunk competes in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8821300Ruth Holcomb, left, and Savilia Blunk, battle it out in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8341300Ruth Holcomb, left, and Savilia Blunk, battle it out in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10181300Savilia Blunk competes and wins the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1293950Ruth Holcomb competes and places second in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1368950Stephen Davoust, left, takes second, Brayden Jonson, center, finishes first, and Todd Wells comes in third in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's Roostmaster race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1292950Ruth Holcomb, left, takes second, Savilia Blunk, center, places first, and Bailey Cioppa comes in third in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9751300Ruth Holcomb, left, takes second, Savilia Blunk, center, places first, and Bailey Cioppa comes in third in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8551300Ruth Holcomb, right, and Savilia Blunk, battle it out in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Roostmaster women's race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7641300
Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro road raceQuinn Simmons takes the winRiders take off at the start of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro road race on Saturday in Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6591300The top finishers in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro road race celebrate together on Saturday in Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6781600Fans cheer on riders during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8011300Fans cheer on riders during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Nick Mckey, left, and Colby Simmons compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1323950Fans cheer on riders during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8081300Fans cheer on riders during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9151300Fans cheer on riders during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race in Silverton on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald939950Fans cheer on riders during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race in Silverton on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1472950Riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race pass tour riders on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday north of Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8871300Riders line up at the start of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race with other races and tour riders behind them on Saturday in Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10011600Riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race make their way up U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday north of Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7951300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 Saturday north of Durango making their way to the Silverton finish line. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9091300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 Saturday north of Durango making their way to the Silverton finish line. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8711300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 Saturday north of Durango making their way to the Silverton finish line. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 Saturday north of Durango making their way to the Silverton finish line. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8651300Ned Overend competes in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 Saturday north of Durango making his way to the Silverton finish line. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9351300Fortunato Ferrara competes in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 Saturday north of Durango making his way to the Silverton finish line. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1425950Quinn Simmons, left, and his brother Colby Simmons and their dad Scott Simmons get together after crossing the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race finish line on Saturday in Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10151300Brothers Quinn Simmons, center, and Colby Simmons congratulate each other after crossing the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race finish line Saturday in Silverton. Quinn Simmons won the race. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on U.S. Highway 550 Saturday north of Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8611300Ned Overend flies down Coal Bank Pass without any fingers on his brakes during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald10271600Chris Burnett and Bowden Burnett, 2, show up to watch the start of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro races on Saturday in Durango. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1125950Riders hang out during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Saturday in Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300All kinds of bicycles participated in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300All kinds of bicycles participated in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1425950Quinn Simmons wins the 2022 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race as Caleb Classen places second on Saturday in Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9001300Riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race leave the starting line on Saturday on their way to Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9171300Traffic backs up behind Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race riders on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7441300Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race riders pass the West Needles Mountains on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald9871600Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race riders compete on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race riders pass the West Needles Mountains on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald6541600Scott Simmons leads a group of riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1042950Quinn Simmons flies down Coal Bank Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald11491600Caleb Classen leads Riley Amos down Coal Bank Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8111600Quinn Simmons, Riley Amos and Caleb Classen begin climbing Molas Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald7331300Riders compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race make their way to Silverton on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1139950Riders in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race pass some early birds riding in the citizens tour on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8671300Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race riders make their way towards SIlverton on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald8181300Quinn Simmons leads Caleb Classen and others up Coal Bank Pass during the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1386950Fortunato Ferrara climbs Coal Bank Pass who road alone for most of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro men's road race on Saturday on U.S. Highway 550. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald5561300
Quinn Simmons takes the win
Cyclists compete in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro road raceKira Payer takes firstCyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Kira Payer smiles after winning the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists pedal up U.S. 550 on Saturday during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Kira Payer (725) and Sarah Sturm (806) take the lead in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Kira Payer, left, and Sarah Sturm compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications29674451Sarah Sturm smiles during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists pedal up U.S. 550 on Saturday during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Sarah Sturm leads the peloton during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists pedal up U.S. 550 on Saturday during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36482252Competitors recover after a crash early in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications27912068Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications26964232Kira Payer descends a mountain pass on her way to winning the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications28643847A cyclist descends during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications28304292Kira Payer, Sarah Sturm and Katie Clouse ride together during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Kira Payer, left, and Sarah Sturm ride in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Sarah Sturm competes in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Kira Payer, Sarah Sturm and Katie Clouse ride together during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications26624585A nontraditional biker rides up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648A cyclist goes downhill during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Mike Tierney rides his unicycle during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications33425013Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications35125268Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications26364513Kira Payer, left, Katie Clouse, center, and Sarah Sturm celebrate after taking the top-three spots in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Payer won, followed by Sturm and Clouse. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications48983265Kira Payer and Sarah Sturm enjoy a moment at the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Kira Payer celebrates after winning the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications32484492Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists pedal up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications32424994Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Competitors recover after a crash early in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men's pro road race on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications25014979A cyclist pedals up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications28761891A fan cheers on racers during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648A cyclist pedals up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472A puppy dog joins the crowd for the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36482593Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications25673898A cyclist pedals up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists pedal up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications49473491Cyclists pedal up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472Cyclists compete in the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women's pro road race on Saturday from Durango to Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications36485472A cyclist pedals up U.S. 550 during the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Saturday. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Kira Payer wins the 2022 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro women's road race on Saturday in Silverton. Photo by Nathan Van Arsdale/Ballantine Communications54723648Kira Payer wins the 2022 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro women's road race on Saturday in Silverton. Photo by Jerry McBride/Durango Herald1073950