Ed Zink rides west

Ed Zink, one of the founders of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango, has gone beyond.

The Durango native died Friday of complications from a heart attack, according to The Durango Herald. He was 71.

Ed was a rancher, a retailer, and a pillar of the U.S. cycling community. He ramrodded the Iron Horse through good times and bad, helped bring the first World Mountain Bike Championships to his hometown, and was a gent when dealing with irksome cycling scribes who wished to quiz him about this, that and the other.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Contributions in Ed’s memory can be made to Trails 2000 and the Mercy Health Foundation. My condolences to his family and friends.

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2 Responses to “Ed Zink rides west”

  1. Mitchell Smoller Says:

    So sorry to hear. Thanks for the update.

    Mitch

  2. khal spencer Says:

    Condolences to the Zinks and Durango. We used to be regulars up there with the hounds and the tandem. But then the dogs got old and we bought a second house, which sucked down the money that used to go to the Rochester Hotel. Gotta get back up there.

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