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SPOKETOBER

Durango’s 1st Annual Cycling Celebration

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.

Spoketober Events:

Durango Cycling Legends Meet & Greet

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, and celebrate cycling in Durango. 


October 3rd | 5 - 7 pm
Mountain Bike Specialist
949 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

 

Star Wars Party Train to Brown's Ridge Jump Jam

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

 

Share the Love Cycle

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
Buckley Park
1250 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

 

Group "Fun" Ride from Fort Lewis College to Buckley Park

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. 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

 

Looking Back, Racing Ahead: 50 Years of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and Durango Cycling Culture

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

 

USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Championships

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
Purgatory Resort
1 Skier Pl, Durango, CO 81301

 

Spoketober Colorado Trail Maintenance with Durango Trails

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!


October 15 | 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Colorado Trail trailhead above Junction Creek
2627 Co Rd 204, Durango, CO 81301

 

iAm Music Fest: High Country Hustle & Friends

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

 

Durango En Masse: Cycle Commuting Empowerment

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. 


October 19th | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Meet at the Durango Welcome Center
802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301
Ride to Ska Brewing
25 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303

 

Recovery Day at Durango Hot Springs

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.


Every Wednesday in October: October 5, 12, 19, 26 | 9 am - 10 pm
Durango Hot Springs
6475 Co Rd 203, Durango, CO 81301

 

Cascade Carwash Celebrates Cyclists

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

 

Durango DEVO Kid’s Halloween Parade

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

 

Bicycle Karaoke Celebration

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

 

Homegrown Adventures Film Fest

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.


October 31st | 6:30 - 8 pm
Durango Welcome Center
802 Main Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

 

Spoketober Digital Events:

Month-Long Interactive Cycling Video Contests

Submit Your Durango Cycling Videos for a Chance to Win Prizes (video categories coming soon)!
Digitally Hosted by Cycling Professionals Savilia Blunk & Cole Paton

 

Durango Spoketober Sweepstakes: Win a $7,000 Durango Adventure!

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, 3-day guided tour of Durango town trails & Purgatory Bike Park, $1,000 Durango local bike shop shopping spree, and 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.

 

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