Devo Bike Polo Camp June 10-13th in Durango

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic this Weekend

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Its back, IHBC weekend, possibly the sweetest week to be a cyclist if your a Durangoan. People come in from all over the country to race the train and conquer goals. Us at Devo are really excited to have the mountain bike race back for its 3rd year since the drought of the mid 2000’s. SO get ready for action starting friday night with your last chance to register for the cross country, criterium and time trail. Reg lasts from 530-730pm and will be at Buckley park in downtown Durango. The road race is saturday morning and if your not racing of volunteering, then get up on the passes and watch some inspired action as they head to Silverton. Then sunday is all day criterium road racing and mountain biking that starts and finishes from downtown. All you Jr Devo’s out there make sure to hit the early am kids racing on main street as it is always tons of fun. The junior mountain bike races and age group categories lead up to the pro race around 2pm, where Devo’s Sweet Elite team will have 3 men and 3 women in the pro race, as well as Ska/Zia-Trek’s 2 junior athletes who also ride on the Devo U19 team. Should be good! The pro criterium will wrap things up with the pro men and women at the same time as the mtb. Wow. And to wrap it all up, the road time trial out the valley takes place on monday for the dedicated trailists. Get your cowbells buffed and we’ll see ya at the races!

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Quick Devo Update

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Highlights of each group:
Devo Jr: This is our biggest Devo Jr season ever! The coaches this season have been amazing and it has been such a treat for me to bounce around the different groups!

U14/U19: They have already raced at 5 races this year and will be racing in the IHBC this next weekend! State Champs are mid June and we have quite a crew headed to Nationals! Our first Telegraph TT was last Friday and we had tons of the kids break their personal bests!

Explorers: Just got back last night from their 3 day trip to the desert. It was a big trip of 4 coaches and 17 kids! They used their rack and panniers to explore the Valley of the Gods and Mochi Dugway! Lots of smiles and definitely dirty faces!

Flyers: This posse did their trip a couple weeks back to Moab. They rode the 5 star Capt Ahab, Lower Porcupine and, of course, the dirt jump park! These kids are amazing descenders and it is so fun for me to see how the kids cross over from group to group to apply their new skills. Because of Oz’s time with U14, he was killing the technical climbs!

Sweet Elite: Wow, they really have raced every weekend since mid April. 2 riders have been chosen to represent USA in Europe this summer and all will be with Devo at Nationals. Watch for these jerseys on the IHBC race this weekend.

It has been an amazing Spring season and there is still more to come! Here are some more ways to get involved:

*Devo Jr Fun Race at Buckley is May 29th and we’ll have a dunk tank, photo booth and Eliminator Short Track after the kids race. This event is for all of Devo!

*IHBC still needs volunteers! Contact Mel at volunteer@ironhorsebicycleclassic.com

*Coaches Social= Thursday June 6th

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Daniel’s Sweet TSTC Shots

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Devo Alumni Daniel Walker has been doing great work at our top secret training camps the past two years. Its fun to have these memories!

Top Secret Training Camp 2013 from Dan Walker on Vimeo.

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Devo Push Bike Paradise

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Devo’s May Telegraph Hill Climb

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May 16th, 2013. Nice day

U14 Boys– Austin 25:29, Tye 23:42, Dylan 21:25, Perrin 22:32

U14 Girls– Marit 28:08, Alma 39:30, Carter 30:05, Ellie 31:05, Aubrey 32:05, Sadie 25:11, Ana  39:55

U19 Boys– Levi 15:29, Bryce 17:51, Will 18:30, Chris 15:32, Keiran 18:11, Shane 24:00

U19 Girls–  Emily 20:38, India 20:24, Camryn 22:35, Avra 22:59, Lacey 26:35,

Coaches and Friends–  Chad 17:20, Michael 17:55, Mint 16:26, Gary 20:24, Max 21:11, Jess 24:52, Andrew 22:36

Past Results

The Devo U14/19 boys and girls teams ride from the parking lot of horse gulch to the top of Telegraph Pass once a month throughout the spring/summer season. The riders leave in 1 minute intervals and give it their best shot to the top. This truly hard test produces solid numbers that allow progress to be tracked through out the season, and throughout the years. It has been a part of the Devo program since 2007. Thanks Horse Gulch!

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Devo Seeks Administrative Assistant

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GREAT OPPORTUNITY being offered first to the DEVO family!  Due to DEVO’s growth, Sarah needs help with administrative and other tasks.  DEVO is a nationally recognized leader in mountain bike development programs and is search of an ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to work with Sarah in a variety of capacities.  The position is seasonal, with the bulk of work required from March through September.  Examples of tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting with registration, invoicing, refunding, paperwork involved in hiring coaches (I9, W4, W2, background checks, First Aid training certification confirmation, etc.), payroll, arranging for a new windshield for the DEVO van, making appointments for and taking van for oil changes, fill van with gas before trips, help at events, etc.  This is a paid position at the rate of $10.00 per hour.  Hours will vary with the seasons with February-April and August-October being busy (20 hours per week); May-July approximately 10 hours per week and November-December off.

DEVO is looking to fill this position immediately!  We think there is that special someone within our DEVO family who would be interested in this position.  If you are interested, please email your resume and a brief note to both Denise Robbins, email: “denise@dsrobbinslaw.com” and Amy Haggart, email: amyhaggart@gmail.comDEVO is looking to fill this position immediately!  We think there is that special someone within our DEVO family who would be interested in this position.  If you are interested, please email your resume and a brief note to both Denise Robbins, email: “denise@dsrobbinslaw.com” and Amy Haggart, email: amyhaggart@gmail.com

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Zia Taqueria Short Track #5 Results

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May 15th at FLC’s Factory Trails, last week at Durango BMX was cancelled

Thanks to series sponsor Zia Taqueria, Go there for fooooooood!

Check them out on North Main and out at their new location south of town next to Big 5.

B Men; 1. Zach Kurka, 2. Mike Zarlingo, 3. Matt Ozvatt, 4. Sven Brunso, 5. Rich Larson, 6. Stowe Brunso, 7. Bob Page

B Women; 1. Annie Cheeney, 2. Katja Freeburn

B Holeshots;

A Men; 1. Chad Cheeney, 2. Travis Brown, 3. Colton Andersen, 4. Ryan Standish, 5. Erich McAlister, 6. Levi Kurlander, 7. Joe Schneider, 8. Michael Carroll, 9. Miguel Ramos, 10. Skyler Trujillo

A Women; 1. India Waller, 2. Krista Park, 3. Jill Belhen, 4. Kaylee Blevins

A Holeshots;

Next race is at Factory Trails, and following wednesday the Zia/Devo Eliminator at Buckley Park 7pm!

Past Results

Series Info

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A Message from The IHBC, 1 Week Away BTW!

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Well so far we have been getting a good response from the Durango community and have managed to fill in quite a few slots. Thank-you so much.
We do however have quite a few more spots to fill in so please sign up if you want to be a part of this fun community event. We really apprecate your help and it is getting close to race time!

*bike pick-up Saturday 25th in Durango 2pm-4.45pm-3 people to help with unloading-able bodied and careful.

*course marshals for Silverton Sat 25th 8am-1pm- 6 people(can help with set up at 6am if you want).

*criterium set-up Sun 26th 4.30am-7am approx 15 able bodied people. (Good position for racers to help give back but not interfere with their race times)

*criterium takedown Sun 26th 4pm till finish 10 able bodied people. (Good position for racers to help give back but not interfere with their race times)

*Push Bike park -sign waivers,helmet check,observation.(Great position for people who need to sit down a bit. Close to the action but not too crazy.)
-Sat silverton 8am-1pm – 2 people
-Sun at downtown criterium- 8am-12noon 1 person
– 12noon-4pm 2 people

**New posting: Sunday criterium/mountain bike race: approx 6 people back-up course marshals/gofers/last minute jobs that need to be filled to stand by at the volunteer tent and help us with last minute things that come up….because there is always something unforeseen…
Times: 7am-12noon 3 people
:12noon-5pm 3 people

***Also DMR are looking for some extra help on Saturday morning for a few hours for the Quarter Horse. Let me know if you are interested and I will forward your info on to Alex Lekas.
Thanks,
Melanie Russek
IHBC Volunteer Coordinator
(970)769 3486
volunteer@ironhorsebicycleclassic.com

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Jr Devo Does Animas Trash Pick

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Thanks again girls for showing up to Devo in the rain ready to help and support our Animas River by picking up trash along the banks. Everyone had a colorful rain coat on, thank you parents for helping them have the right gear. We sure found a few interesting items! Ask your girls…. Each of them filled a bag, fortunately we didn’t find as much trash as we thought we would, thats a good thing. Half way through the sun came out and it was beautiful! Love that Colorado weather.
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