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.Read More
Purgatory Uphill Mountain Bike Race August 30th
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.Read More
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.comRead More
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.
OTHER NEWS:DRAFT EA RELEASED FOR ANIMAS CITY MOUNTAIN FUELS-REDUCTION PROJECT
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Read More
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 mondayRead More
Durango DEVO will have its 5th team race of the season in Dolores this Saturday. The team will be camping out in the Boggy Draw area friday night. Team prerides at 2pm and 4pm on friday are open to the public, so swing by and come ride with us.Read More
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.Read More
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
*sweetly epic shortened race due to rain and lightning stormageRead More
DEVO’s Chase Orrick caught winner Brandon’s foot in spokes crash on video.
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 PastoreRead More