Purgatory Uphill Mountain Bike Race August 30th

Purgatory Uphill Mountain Bike Race August 30th

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Race poster

Yep thats right, mountain bike racing returns to Durango Mountain Resort. On Saturday August 30th, racers will begin their sufferfest at the Columbine base area and ascend to the tipity top of lift 8. The event has been organized by DMR and DEVO to try and bring bike racing back to the mountain. Categories will be split into pro and amateur, with age group champions in the amateurs.  Please put this race on your schedule as it is a pre-fall fundraiser for the Durango DEVO squad. Price is 20$ for pro and $15 for amateur.

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Cycle Squawk on KDUR Today at 11:30am

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Local college station KDUR’s newest call-in radio show, Cycle Squawk will air live at 11:30 am to 12 noon on FM dial 91.9 and 93.9. This weeks show will be missing Russ, as he is doing family in Florida, but will be substituted by cohost Ed Cheeney and guest Pam Cheeney. The theme will be family and host Chad will be there to answer your questions. Call in at 247-7262.

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Durango Wheel Club Announcement

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Official Durango Wheel Club Tuesday Night Rides will end September 2nd. This will be just prior to the Wheel Club Championships (September 4, 7, 10, 13th). Any Tuesday night group rides occurring after September 2nd will not be sanctioned by the DWC and the existing ride schedules will be taken down. We are ending the rides early to address safety concerns raised by community  leaders and law enforcement while we work to make changes for the 2009 season. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we have to take action  immediately. For the remaining Tuesday night club rides (August 12th, 19th, 26th and September 2nd) The DWC, as we always have, insists that participants adhere to  the rules of the road (as stated above each ride schedule on the web).   

Check their Blog at www.durangowheelclub.com

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Trails 2000 Trailwork Party on Wednesday

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Trails 2000 hosts a Trailwork Party  Wednesday, August 13 on the Roots Trail at Durango Mountain Park from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Projects include trail reroute and construction, drainages, lopping and additional trail maintenance.

Directions: Camino del Rio south to 9th Street. Go over the bridge and turn right at the stop sign on Roosa Avenue. Head north and turn left on El Paso, then right on Eastlawn. Head north on Eastlawn to Leyden Street-turn left and park at the trailhead. It’s a 6 minute walk from the trailhead to the worksite and the area will be marked up to the trail. Please sign in, grab a tool and meet us on the trail–all are welcome to attend. Feel free to stop by after work to help out.  Please wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, sturdy boots and bring water.


The San Juan Public Lands Center has released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) proposing fuels mitigation for BLM lands on Animas City Mountain and a BLM parcel near Turtle (Chapman) Lake. A BLM representative will present the Draft EA at a Durango City Council Study Session at 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2008.  The public is invited to attend.

The public will also have the opportunity to learn about and provide comments on the Draft EA at a BLM public open house at the San Juan Public Lands Center later in August. Other opportunities for public participation will be scheduled. Specific dates and times for these events will be announced soon. Public comments on the Draft EA will be accepted for a minimum of 45 days.  Comments may be submitted in writing to Craig Goodell, Project Leader, San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, or via email to: craig_goodell@blm.gov.

The Draft EA is available on the San Juan Public Lands Center Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/projects/projects.shtml. A limited number of hard copies are also available at the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court in Durango, and the Columbine Ranger District/Field Office, P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122.

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DEVO Roostesess Escalante Days in Dolores, Colorado

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DEVO’s team race number 5 for their summer program was this weekend in Dolores, Colorado at the four corners classic, Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race. Organized by the Dolores Rotary, this small town race has been happening for 10 years now. The Boggy Draw trail network is is the home to this shredfest, as racers start from town, do a couple mile road climb, before holeshoting the singletrack. This years $100.00 prime for first to the cattlegaurd went to Durango’s Tad Elliott. That’s a sweet race in itself.

DEVO arrived in the Boggy Draw National Forest friday for pre-rides, pot-luck, and the materialistic, SchwagFest 2008, a free box of random cycling artifacts from Durango’s generous cycling professionals. It rained, but the show went on. The parents; Johanna, Buck, Bob, Tracey, Lori, Jeanne, Mark, Fran, Claudia, Steven, Dolf, Sabina, Richard and Holly all brought food, Bread Bakery supplied us with cookies, bread and tasty sandwiches and Kricket, Annie and Chad did the coaching. 

Race day was typical. Dudes and dudettes riding around in circles, nervous and patiently waiting to do what they do best, Race! John Tomac was there, just being rad in a non rad sort of way. DEVO did very well and many personal goals were accomplished. Here are the DEVO results;

Junior beginner women; 1. Hannah Q., 2. Elysee, 3. Whitney, 4. Hannah P., 5. Martina

Junior beginner men; 1. Tucker

Junior sport women; 1. Kaila, 2. Joan, 3. Hannah M., 4. Summer

Junior sport men; 1. Stephan, 4. Collin, 6. James

Junior expert women; 1. Alicia Rose

Junior expert men; 1. Lars, 2. Gino, 3. Sepp

Singlespeed Women; 1. Coach Kricket

Sport Women 19-34; 2. Coach Annie

Sport Men 19-34; 1. Coach Evan, 7. Daniel

Expert Men 19-34, 4. Coach Chad, 6. Alumni Tad

Beginner veteran women; 4. Mom Lori

Beginner master women, 1. Mom Becky

Sport master women; 1. Mom Jeanne, 2. Mom Sabina

Sport master men; 5. Dad Bob

Expert veteran men; 3. Dad Dan, 5. Dad Mark, 7. Hero John Tomac!

Top 3 overall women; 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. Jona Bollinger, 3. Alicia Rose Pastore

Top 5 overall men; 1. Andy Shultz, 2. Chad Wells, 3. Cale Redpath, 4. Erich McAllister, 4. Chad Cheeney, 5. Gaige Sippy

Full Results on monday

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Todd Wells's Olympic Ride

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Todd's Sweet Olympic Steed

Todd's Sweet Olympic Steed


Rock Shox Sid Bejing, custom sweetness

Rock Shox Sid Beijing, custom sweetness


U-19er's Kaila, Alicia Rose and Coach Kricket gift Todd a good luck glitter wand for his legs in China. yes, that black rose-lookin thing is a wand that you wap against the skin to glitter-a-cize yourself.

U-19er's Kaila, Alicia Rose and Coach Kricket gift Todd a good luck glitter wand for his legs in China. yes, that black rose-lookin thing is a wand that you wap against the skin to glitter-a-cize yourself.

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The Fort Lewis Cycling Team Gets Crawford Back

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In a total switcharoonie, the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team coaching mess is over. Back on board as head coach is Rick Crawford, team manager Dave Hagen and new hire Michael Engelman as interim director. The Durango community was surprised when the FLC board and staff decided to restructure the program, just days before it’s being named the top collegiate program in the country. The decision to let Crawford go was made without the input of the cycling student body, and after the announcement, they got all fired up. As a club sport, the students are the voice of the program and quickly got together and made things happen. As of now, things are looking good again for the schools most successful program. With Dave, Rick and Mike at the helm, FLC is bound to be stronger than ever.

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Sol Vista Photos by Jeanne Pastore

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Results for Dump Run #9

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August 6th

B Women; 1. Kaila Hart, 2. Joan Walker, 3. Annie Cheeney

B Holeshot; Kaila Hart

A Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Kricket Lewis

A Men; 1. Travis Brown, 2. Trevor Downing, 3. Chad Cheeney, 4. Alex Howard, 5. Lars Ellefson, 6. Evan Elliott, 7. Greg Lewis, 8. Gino Pastore, 9. Sepp Kuss, 10. Robin Guillaume, 11. Michael Andres, 12. Brendan Shafer, 13. Erich McAlister

A Holeshot; Trevor Downing

past results

*sweetly epic shortened race due to rain and lightning stormage

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Crankworx Colorado Photos and Video

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DEVO’s Chase Orrick caught winner Brandon’s foot in spokes crash on video.

Crankworx Colorado

1. Brandon Semenuk 280 
2. Andrew Taylor 276 
3. Cam McCaul 273 
4. Cam Zink 267 
5. Jamie Goldman 255 
6. Tyler McCaul 225 
7. Kelly McGarry 217 
8. Greg Watts 214 
9. Justin Wyper 213 
10. Alex Prochazka 212

All Photos by Jeanne Pastore

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