Top Secret Training Camp Video by Lisa Lieb
We are close to a deal with the local tv station IDTV, channel 15, to show a bi-monthly mountain bike program all in the name of DEVO. We are currently looking for sponsors for our air time. It is a great way to advertise locally. Please contact Annie@durangodevo.com if interested. Chase Orrick will be the mastermind behind the lens, Annie will be the hardworking businesswoman and our DEVO programs in the community will provide the content. Have a nice day.
DEVO’s team race in Telluride on August 1-3 was officially cancelled last month and will be replaced by Escalante Days in Dolores on August 9th. This is an amazing local race with a town festival surrounding the event. With traveling expenses skyrocketing, this will be a welcome team event. Mark it down as a go all you U-14 and U-19 DEVO racers, we are Dolores bound! The race covers the Boggy Draw singletrack area located just outside of downtown Dolores. The festival includes numerous BBQ’s, waterfight and random small town activities.Read More
We are all done accepting DEVO riders for the spring session. Sorry if you are late getting this news. The fall season starts in Sept and we usually get started registering a month before the actual rides start. Keep it real and ride your bike.Read More
Cycling has carried me far! From a wobbly spin around the yard as a 6 year old, to a ride around the block at 8, the boundries grew. At 12, my buds from the hood and I did a hilly 30 mile round trip to the lake. Many moons later, the miles piled on and and associations gained through involvement in cycling led me to world travel. Most recently, I completed a ride from Durango to Costa Rica through Mexico and Central America, to pursue a dream formulated 35 years ago. And why stop now? NO WAY!!!!!
Perhaps a bicycle will carry you in the direction of your dreams. The training, the suffering, the comraderie, the rivalries, the elation of successful, personal acheivement are all potential byproducts of our chosen activity. And winning races would be nice, but not necessary to gain a great result. Ride on!!!!
It is always sweet when the DEVO season finally gets underway. The paperwork and sign-up period ends and the fun begins. The U-14 boys ride went off with out a hitch on monday, as the team rode up lions den and tested the thaw around the FLC campus trails. Elliott Slaslow was in England and we missed him. Kricket and the U-19 ladies took off towards Horse Gulch and followed it up with some pen and paper observations. High Fives were seen in the distance. Tuesday’s jr. DEVO 20inch ride, led by coaches Evan Elliot and Annie Cheeney found several hours of fun honing their skills at the bmx track. The U-19 men took off from the rec center and rode Stacey’s in perfect riding weather. Taking our pulse at the high point led us to the conclusion that we have our work cut out for us after the long winter season. All in all, it has been a great start to the season. Today DEVO will take to the trails with 6 rides going off from different locations; 1st graders, 24inchers, AllGirlsRide, U-14 girls, U-19 Ladies and U-19 Mens. Lets keep it up.Read More
Yep, thats right, we’re Oklahoma bound. We both have landed jobs in the suburbs of OKC, OK for the summer. Annie found work at the local library, and Chad will start at a paper plant in mid june. Turns out that Durango is just too darn expensive. DEVO will continue on through the year and hopefully do just fine. Rides led by Chad and Anne will be led by the oldest rider, as of Dec 31st, on each team. Please contact chad@durangodevo if your child will be eligible to lead team practices. April Fools!Read More
All April and May U-19, U-14 practices meet at the Rec Center south parking lot.
- U-14 Boys; monday 415-615, Friday 330-545
- U-14 Girls; wednesday 415-615, Friday 330-545
- U-19 Boys; tuesday 415-615, wednesday 415-615, friday 330-545
- U-19 Girls; monday 415-615, wednesday 415-615, friday 330-545
- April 25th U-19, U-14 Telegraph Hill Climb Time Trial
- May 16th ” “
- April 12th Fruita team race
- May 3rd Nathrop team race
Parents and DEVO riders: if you do not have your registration forms filled out and turned in to Annie or Chad Cheeney by Monday you CANNOT RIDE at practice this week. Bummer! Don’t let that happen! This is for everyone, even if you have been on the team 20 years.
- All Jr DEVO rides are 4-6pm
Top Secret Training Camp attendees need to RSVP at the Cyclery by 6pm monday night or it will be cancelled. So far only Hank Stowers has made contact with Russ. Call him at 247-0747. Yo will need $50 for the cooked meals, sleeping bag, toothbrush, 3-5 pairs of chamois, jersey and socks, U-19ers need tent, camp chair, power bars, and a smile. The camp is 32 miles from town, on the left before Aztec. Map will be out soon. Carpool from Rec Center south parking lot on Friday after school. Pick up on Sunday 3-4pm at Top Secret Camp site. Each teams coach will be attendance for the weekend, along with several top secret guests. There are no showers at camp and we will have a private toilet. Sounds good? Camp Itinerary will be out soon. Questions call Chad 764-5758 RSVP call Russell at 247-0747 by 6pm on monday. ThanksRead More