Visit Durango and the City of Durango are excited to announce the inaugural Spoketober, a series of events that will take place throughout Durango for the entire month of October 2022. This event is a celebration of Durango’s tight-knit and passionate cycling community. It will highlight the decades of dedication residents have committed to making Durango one of the top cycling destinations in the nation. Participating organizations include Durango Trails, the Adaptive Sports Association, Fort Lewis College and the Fort Lewis College’s Cycling Team, Purgatory Resort, Team Segment 28, Bike Durango, the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships, Durango’s DEVO Youth Halloween Parade, Durango Hot Springs, the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, and a local legends meet-and-greet with cycling stars like Ned Overend, Todd Wells, Payson McElveen, Howard Grotts, Ellen Campbell, and more at Mountain Bike Specialists.
Meet Ned Overend, Todd Wells, Payson McElveen, Howard Grotts, Ellen Campbell, and other cycling professionals at Mountain Bike Specialist for the kick-off of Spoketober. Win cycling prizes, take photos with the pros, hear the best cycling stories from years of competition, receive free product samples from Tailwind Nutrition, and celebrate cycling in Durango.
October 3rd | 5 - 7 pm
Mountain Bike Specialist
949 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Take a trail ride with the Fort Lewis College Downhill Team Captain and friends! Enjoy a chill spin up to Star Wars, a group train ride down to climb up 8 Bells Trail, and a jump jam on the rebuilt Brown's Ridge Trail.
October 4th | 1 - 4 pm
Meet at Rotary Park at 1 pm.
1565 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301
The "Share the Love Cycle" event brings heart to Spoketober as Durango residents can donate their bikes and bike parts on Friday, October 7th at Buckley Park. Durango residents can also learn about bicycle mechanic basics on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, professional bike mechanics will be upcycling bikes and preparing them to be donated to the Navajo Nation. The Group "Fun" Ride from Fort Lewis College to downtown will end at the "Share the Love Cycle" event on Sunday with a continued celebration of Durango's cycling community.
October 7 - 9 | 10 am - 5 pm
1250 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Cyclists of all ages and skill levels are invited to partake in Durango's largest group "fun" ride. The party starts at 11 am at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, where hundreds of Durango cyclists will converge for a massive group ride from the college to Buckley Park in downtown Durango. Local radio stations will be playing music, and local businesses and organizations will have booths with information, prizes, and more. Tailwind Nutrition will be providing single servings of Active Hydration for everyone attending, as well as 8 boxes of Active Hydration for giveaways before the group ride. The "Looking Back, Racing Ahead: 50 Years of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango Cycling Culture" exhibit at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis will be open at 11 am on October 9th before the Group "Fun" Ride. Riders are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. The Durango Police Department is providing rolling road closures so that bikes can safely take over the roads. Members of the Fort Lewis Cycling team will act as guides with riders at the front and back of the group. There will be a pre-ride briefing at 12:45 pm.
October 9th | 11 am - 3 pm
Meet at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College at 11 am | 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301
Ride from Fort Lewis College to Buckley Park departing at 1 pm | 1250 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
An annual tradition in Durango for fifty years, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic has been bringing cyclists together to race the train on Memorial Day weekend since 1972. This exhibit celebrates the second oldest bicycle race in the country and Durango’s unique cycling culture and history. The exhibit will be open at 11 am on October 9th before the Group "Fun" Ride.
Monday - Friday | 1 – 4 pm or by Appointment
Sunday, October 9th | Open at 11 am for the Group "Fun" Ride
Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Dr, Durango, CO 81301
Check out the collegiate national bike championships at Purgatory Resort as the best mountain bikers from across the country come together for four days of cycling competition. Don't forget your noise maker.
October 13 - 16 | Various Events from 7 am - 3:30 pm
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301
Join us for trailwork on the Colorado Trail to celebrate the inaugural Spoketober! We plan to work the length of the trail between the trailhead and Gudy’s Rest. Durango Trails will provide lunch afterward. No experience is necessary for trailwork, and Durango Trails will provide the necessary instruction, safety tool talk, tools, work gloves, and water and snacks for the entire crew. Please wear and bring the following: long pants, long-sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, rain jacket, gloves, eye protection, backpack to carry water. Please note registration is required to join us for Trailwork; please register here. Thank you for volunteering and giving back to your trails and community! Tailwind Nutrition will be providing a product sample of Active Hydration for everyone who participates in the Durango Trails volunteer day!
October 15 | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Colorado Trail trailhead above Junction Creek
2627 Co Rd 204, Durango, CO 81301
Enjoy live music from the iAm Music Fest featuring High Country Hustle, Tone Dog, Sturtz, Julianna Marqua, and the Secret Circus Society. 30% off pre-sale tickets for those who pledge to ride their bike to the concert and use the promo code SPOKETOBER30 - order your tickets today. 20% off tickets for those who bike to the show and buy tickets at the door.
October 15 | 4:30 - 9 pm
Durango Craft Spirits
1120 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Bike Durango is hosting Durango En Masse to promote commuting by bike in Durango. Durango En Masse is a group bicycle ride from the Durango Welcome Center to Ska Brewing to encourage and inspire people to ride their bikes more and drive their cars less. No need for competitive bicycle riding skills, fancy bikes, or lycra. Durango En Masse will roll out at a leisurely, conversational pace, and friends and laughter are encouraged. Learn how easy it is to commute by bike in Durango. Tailwind Nutrition will be providing single servings of Active Hydration for everyone attending, as well as 8 boxes of Active Hydration for giveaways at the event. Everyone in attendance will receive free Spoketober giveaways and have a chance to win prizes from Durango's best local bike shops.
Relax and recover at the Durango Hot Springs during Spoketober. Receive 50% off general admissions when you bike to the Durango Hot Springs every Wednesday in October. The Durango Hot Springs will provide a secure bike valet to keep your bikes safe while you soak. There are free Spoketober stickers and posters for everyone who attends. Tailwind Nutrition will also be providing free single servings of their new Recovery Mix. There are also chances to win prizes from Durango's best local bike shops.
Every Wednesday in October: October 5, 12, 19, 26 | 9 am - 10 pm
Durango Hot Springs
6475 Co Rd 203, Durango, CO 81301
Get your car cleaned after a muddy day on the trails at Durango's premier tunnel carwash. Show the attendant a picture of your biking adventures and receive 50% off a car wash every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in October.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in October: Starting October 4th
Cascade Xpress Carwash
1455 S Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81303
Celebrate the season at the 2022 Halloween Bike Parade and Powerhouse Party. The parade departs from the Durango Recreation Center at 4:00 pm (Riders Pre-K and younger can join at Rotary Park at 4:15). The parade ends at the Durango Powerhouse for a Halloween Party and DEVO fundraiser! This event is open to the public. Parental supervision is required for both the parade and the party. Wear your Halloween costume and decorate your bike.
October 27 | 4:00 - 6:30pm
The Powerhouse - Science Center/TinkerLab
1295 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301
Celebrate cycling with song at the Spoketober Bicycle Karaoke Celebration at the 8th Ave Tavern. People who ride their bikes to 8th Ave Tavern get to jump to the head of the karaoke line giving them a chance to sing with less of a wait. People in attendance will have the chance to win amazing cycling-themed prizes while singing their favorite songs.
October 28th | 8 pm - 1 am
8th Ave Tavern
509 E 8th Ave, Durango, CO 81301
Spoketober concludes with the Homegrown Adventures Film Fest at the Durango Welcome Center, where the best video submissions from the Spoketober Video Contest will be premiered on the big screen. The best videos in each category will receive prizes and be featured on @VisitDurango and @SpoketoberDurango. Everyone in attendance will receive free cycling-themed posters, stickers, and more. Submit your best Durango-themed cycling videos to the Spoketober Video Contest for a chance to win awesome prizes and to be featured at the Homegrown Adventures Film Fest.
October 31st | 6:30 - 8 pm
Durango Welcome Center
802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Submit Your Durango Cycling Videos for a Chance to be Featured in the Spoketober Homegrown Film Fest and to Win Awesome Prizes!
Digitally Hosted by Cycling Professionals Savilia Blunk & Cole Paton
Enter the "Durango Spoketober Sweepstakes" to win a $7,000 Durango Cycling Adventure. Your Durango Vacation Prize Pack includes; 3 nights at a local Durango hotel close to the trails, $500 for your travel expenses, carbon off-set for your travel footprint, a 3-day guided tour of Durango town trails & Purgatory Bike Park, $1,000 Durango local bike shop shopping spree, a relaxing evening at the Durango Hot Springs, 3 days of breakfast, lunch & dinner at Durango's best restaurants. This sweepstakes begins on September 7th, 2022, and ends on October 30th, 2022. Open to US Residents 18 and older.