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PRESS RELEASE: Iron Horse turns 33

IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC CELEBRATES 33rd RUNNING in 2004Registration Now Open for Memorial Day Weekend EventDURANGO, Colo. (March 18, 2004)--The registration forms,schedule and pertinent information for the 33rd annual Iron Horse BicycleClassic are posted on the website www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com.The event is focusing on on-line registration in an effort to save paperand trees. Registration forms can be downloaded and mailed to the office,in addition to registering at http://www.active.com.This is the 33rd anniversary of one of the largest and longest continuouslyrun bicycling events

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IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC CELEBRATES 33rd RUNNING in 2004
Registration Now Open for Memorial Day Weekend EventDURANGO, Colo. (March 18, 2004)–The registration forms,schedule and pertinent information for the 33rd annual Iron Horse BicycleClassic are posted on the website www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com.The event is focusing on on-line registration in an effort to save paperand trees. Registration forms can be downloaded and mailed to the office,in addition to registering at http://www.active.com.This is the 33rd anniversary of one of the largest and longest continuouslyrun bicycling events in the United States. Join us for three days of racingand fun presented by The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.This unique event features a road race, as well as a bicycle tour onHighway 550 which will be closed to all vehicle traffic through a specialpermit from the Colorado State Patrol, the return of the exciting downtowncriterium, the popular mountain bike cross country races, kid’s bike races,swim, and run.The schedule has changed this year with road events on Saturday andSunday and the mountain bike events held on Monday. Other changes includethe support of the Mercy Health Foundation.  A portion of all entryfees will be donated to the foundation to support the cardiac/heart fund.Race Schedule:Friday, May 21: On-line registration closesFriday, May 28: Late registration closes at 9:00 p.m. at Chapman HillSaturday, May 29: 47-mile Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad road race starts from the Durango Recreation Center and McDonald’s tour from Durango to scenic Silverton, Colorado starts with the train in front of McDonald’s in downtown, Durango.Sunday, May 30: Downtown criterium and the kid’s races Narrow Gauge run and observed trials.Monday, May 31: Cross country bike races begin at Chapman HillAll start times and schedule updates will be posted on the website at www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com.Major Sponsors: Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Mountain Bike Specialists, Durango& Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, City of Durango,, Bank of Colorado,Hampton Inn, 4 Corners Endodontics, Morehart Chevrolet & Subaru, LPEA,United Methodist Thrift ShopRace Directors:
Kendra Holmes @970-259-4621 or Fax 970-247-2101
info@ironhorsebicycleclassic.comPatti Zink
Chimera Communications
4166 County Road 203
Durango, Colorado 81301
970-247-0206
970-382-8734
www.chimeracom.com
patti@chimeracom.com