With the recent decline in mountain bike races across North America, Durango Derby brings both elite level racing and good times for all riders back to the legendary cycling community of Durango, Colorado. The unique race format delivers a fun new challenge for the modern mountain biker, featuring four amazing stages, in one day, that showcase Durango’s premium in-town singletrack.
“Durango deserves a spot in big time MTB racing and the format of the Derby will showcase why,” says Dave Hagen, former FLC Cycling Team Director and Durango Derby Co-founder. Hagen, who is a long time Durango cycling community superhero, is joined by FLC Cycling Alum and bike industry professional, Dylan Stucki. Together, the pair of long-time Durango locals are invested in the Durango Derby vision of delivering both professional, and leisurely racing to the MTB community.
Professional and hardened racers will compete in the solo division and will take on all four stages and 3 untimed transfers totaling 50 miles. Pro racers will be competing to stake their claim in Durango MTB history and a yet to be announced cash purse. With no shortage of local legends and young talent, Durango Derby has already attracted riders like Payson McElveen, Sarah Sturm, Stephan Davoust, Ellen Campbell, Howard Grotts, Todd Wells, and many more.