High School League starts 8-16-2016

2016 Fall DEVO Scholarships available

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Are you in need of a scholarship to participate in DEVO this fall?

You can find all the information and criteria here. Applications need to be emailed or mailed by August 10th.   If you have any other questions, please contact Jamie: jamie@durangodevo.com or give her a call at 970-729-1774.

Ride on!

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Durango DEVO taking 11 riders to US Mountain Bike Nationals

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MJUS Mountain Bike Nationals is right around the corner.  Durango DEVO U19 coach and founder Sarah Tescher and U14 coach Lee Paustain will be hitting the road Monday, July 11th and working their way with 11 Riders from DEVO’s Upper Level programs.  Riders representing are Shane Ellis, Ellen Campbell, Sadie Shafer, Camryn Sippy, Kieran Eagan, Katja Freeburn, Lucas Robbins, Cobe Freeburn, Maddie Jo Robbins, Andy Munroe and Austin Munroe.  Good luck ya’ll! 

To find out more about US Mountain Bike Nationals, visit their site here.

 

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Star Wars Enduro to support the Chip Peddler-Neil Hannum

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Star Wars Enduro, a Benefit for Chip Peddler on June 29th-Information below…
This Wednesday, June 29th  is the Star Wars Enduro and all entry fees will be donated to benefit the Chip Peddler (details of his accident are below)… Fun race for a great cause… Must I say more? Come join the fun. Would love to see as many people show up to race or spectate as possible. See below for details and spread the word like wildfire…. I’m planning a later start than normal to avoid some of the heat.
Volunteers and times-
Course set up: (4:30-6) 2-3 people
Registration: (5:45-6:30) 2 people
Starter: (6:15-end) 2 people
Finishers: (6:15-end) 3 people
Course Marshals: (6:15-end) 2 people
Race Info
Star Wars Enduro race entries on Wednesday June 29th go to benefit Neil Hannum, the one and only Chip Peddler!
 
Come Join us in supporting longtime Durango Resident and supporter of Durango DEVO, and the SKA ZIA team Neil Hannum, the Chip Peddler!
On Sunday, June 26th, Neil was struck by a car on 550 and has sustained traumatic injuries.  He was flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver.  Please come out to support his fund by racing or just riding the SKA ZIA Star Wars Enduro on Wednesday, June 29th.
 
Entry fee is $10, but of course you could give more! Neil is not only a great community supporter, but an advocate for bicycling in our community!  Let’s come together and support those who support us! If you can’t make it to the race, or want to make a general donation, please see the GOFUNDME page here.
The race is an enduro format- racers have a neutral (untimed) climb up Hidden Valley to the start. Riders go off in 30 second intervals, racing down to the bottom of Star Wars. After completing their first run they will ride back around for a second run of the same course. Results based on the best time out of the two.
Location: Leyden Trailhead
Registration: 5:30-6:15
Races: Racing will begin at 6:30. Choose to race in either the A or B categories. Start order is determined  on first come, first serve basis at the start.
See you out there!
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Summer Fun! DEVO announces Colorado State Champs!

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IMG_0263 (2)A famous saying by Jon Bailey, a Devo coach for the past ten years, has made its way into the 2016 Devo summer plans:  “Taking it to the next level.”

Devo kicked off it’s 10th summer session by traveling with the U14 and U19 teams to the Colorado State Championship in Eagle, Colorado and returned home with 4 crowned champions.  “It was so crazy for me, being a founder of Devo and a coach, to watch the Devo grad Howard Grotts jump on the podium for his State Championship win as a pro right after 4 of our current Devo riders jumped up to the top spot to the podium.  The announcer said it perfectly; “Everyone should be paying attention to Durango Devo as they must be doing something right.”

Katja Freeburn (pictured) and Keiran Eagen both won their Cat 1 17/18 division on a grueling 22 mile course with Lucas Robbins finishing Cat 1 17/18 in 6th.  Finishing with dust and sweat, Freeburn and Eagan expressed that it was the hardest race they had ever competed in.  Fellow teammate Sadie Schafer and Maddie Jo both crossed the finish line together for Cat 1 15/16.  “They decide to ride together and finish together as the course was so tough and long.  They finished an hour and half ahead of their competitor,” said Tescher.  Andy Munroe and Cobe Freeburn competed in the Cat 2 15/16 race the day before and finished with a 2nd for Cobe and 5th for Munroe.  Riley Amos, in his last year as a U14 junior won his category with his brother Braden Amos taking home a 2nd place finish.  Simon Donnaway competed in the cross country and Super D and finished in 5th at XC and 2nd at Super D.  Madeline Burns, in her first State Championship placed 2nd.  “The races were all hot and dusty, but I saw tons of smiles!  Eagle really knows how to throw a fun event and their trail system is really top notch,” said Tescher.

Devo Explorers will also be “taking it to the next level” this summer by leaving on a five-day bike packing trip from Durango to Telluride all on trails.  They will roll into Telluride Town Park on Saturday July 9th for the Ride Festival and Pearl Jam concert.  “Jon and I really wanted to create a trip that was about being self-sufficient on the bike but really focusing on getting somewhere.  Rolling up to a Pearl Jam concert was the ultimate ‘getting somewhere’,” said Tescher.  The Ride Festival promoters have donated 10 tickets to the group based upon some volunteer work and their overall mission of lessening fossil fuels.  The Explorers are always breaking new ground being the first of its kind in the country and then stepping it up a level adding in Alpaca Raft Trips with Steve Fassbinder, a Specialized Ambassador and bike packing with Alpaca raft extraordinaire.

New this year are Devo’s graduates coming back to coach and mentor the younger riders.  Stephan Davoust, Levi Kurlander and Emily Schaldech have all returned from college after a busy FLC and CU collegiate riding season to coach the U19 teams.  Emily and Stephan are Collegiate National Champions who give part of the credit of their success to Devo.  “Seeing the Devo riders coming back to coach just proves that they believe in our mission and philosophy to such a degree that they want to share that passion,” said Tescher.

With its mission of creating life long cyclists in a team camaraderie environment and coaches leading practices about fun and skill development, Devo sees its successes in many forms.  While creating National Champions is a part of its many successes, Devo grad Howard Grotts is possibly heading to the Olympics this summer and Devo U19 grads Will Berger and Keenan Desplanques are creating a different success story this August.  The pair of 18 year old riders who have ridden with Devo since age 12, have decided to go a route other than racing and will travel to Europe for a bike trip to film an Adventure Documentary.  Filming will begin this August with a 3,000 mile bike tour from Trondheim, Norway to Santiago de Compostela, Spain over the course of 3 months.  “Creating life long cyclists takes many forms and dedicates itself to balancing all levels and paths to it’s riders,” according to Jamie Wienk, Director of Devo.

This summer we will see a whole new chapter for Devo.  Under the new leadership of Jamie Wienk, Devo will be celebrating its “Decade of Wonder” and will head into its next phase coined by Bailey:  ‘Taking it to the next level.’  Tescher said this about their decade anniversary, “Devo is stronger than ever right now and you can see it in the smiles on the kids faces be that on a podium, traveling on a bike through the mountains, swinging a polo mallet or participating in our Junior Devo program that serves over 350 kids from the ages of 2-11. It is our coaches that make Devo so special. We wouldn’t be a strong organization without all of our dedicated coaches, mentors, and community support.  Our agenda is to make kids happy on their bikes and to be good teammates.  It’s this style of coaching that creates good sportsmanship that leads towards good community and team culture.   It’s really pretty simple and definitely proven.”

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DEVO Fun Race Wednesday May 25th! Buckley Park!

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COME CELEBRATE A GREAT DEVO SEASON!
ALL kids are welcome to participate! (even if they weren’t in Devo for the season)

Registration for FUN RACE  starts at 4pm

(Devo participants Free, $5 for other kiddos no actively in DEVO)

Race Schedule:

4:30 – Push Bikers 4:45 – Preschoolers 5:00 – Kinder girls 5:15 – Kinder boys 5:30 – 1st Grade Girls 5:45 – 1st Grade Boys 6:00 – 2nd & 3rd Grade Girls 6:15 – 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys 6:30 – 4th & 5th Grade Girls 6:45 – 4th & 5th Grade Boys

** Try to come a little early before your race to register and participate in other activities…

Other Activities:

Dunk Tank – kids get to dunk their coaches!

 

Photo Booth!

Stillwater Band Entertainment

Alpine Bank Push Bike Park

Food:

Purple Ice Cream Truck (cash only)

Zia Burritos for $5 (cash only)

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Zia Days this Weekend May 14th and 15th!

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Zia Taqueria is hosting a Benefit Weekend for Durango DEVO at both North and South locations on May 14th and 15th. A percentage of Zia Taqueria’s weekend sales will go to help Durango DEVO in it’s 10th year to continue supporting it’s mission of “building life long cyclists on ride at a time.”  Bike on down to either Zia location on May 14th and 15th to support Durango DEVO your local youth biking organization.  Never Forget the FUN! #NFTF.

 

 

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Raffle tickets on sale NOW online..

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The Durango Devo Van Fund Raffle is continuing ONLINE until May 29th at which point the winners will be draw for the 2016 TREK Stache 9 and Fuel EX Jr. Mountain bikes.

Tickets will also be on sale at the Stillwater Party in the Park at Buckley Park May 21st, and at the Junior DEVO Fun Race on May 25th in Buckley Park! Get em know while you remember!

Thanks to TREK for supplying the bikes for the 2nd year in a row!  Thanks to them we have vans to transport kids across the county, state and country to ride bikes!
CLICK BELOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS!!

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Zia Town Series

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Zia Town Series Poster 2016-FINAL

Wednesday May 4th officially kicks off the 2016 Zia Town Series with the Hogs Foot Circuit race! The Ska Zia team with Durango DEVO offer these races for the community! We would love to see you come out and race, ride or experience the fun!

The first half of the season is more endurance oriented, then a break in July and August, followed by the final half of the series wrapping up in September. Below is the list of volunteer duties as well as race info.

Volunteer Spots for May 4th…..
Course Marking: 3:45 at Ella Vita Trail Head 2 (people)
Registration: 4:45-6:00 at Trail Head (2 people)
Scoring: 5:15-6:45 (2-3 people)

Hogsfoot Circuit Race

Registration: 5pm to 5:50 pm at the Ella Vita Trail Head
Cost: $5
Course: Counterclockwise laps on Hogsfoot with the start/finish running through the flats of the old town dump.
Races: B racers go off at 5:30 and race for 20 min
A racers go off at 6 and race for 30 min

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DEVO Bike Swap April 29th – May 1st Buy, Sell Volunteer!

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Are you a bike lover and in need of purchasing anything bikes. Do you need to clean out your garage of all thing bikes? Come on down to Chapman Hill Ice Rink April 29th and 30th to buy, sell or volunteer for Durango DEVO’s largest fundraiser of the year! 20% of sales go to Durango DEVO. Come and check out gear from Howard Grotts, Ned Overand, Krista Park and more! Raffle Tickets on sale for $5 for 2 Bikes Trek Bicycle Fuel EX Junior, and Adult Stache 9. Drop off gear 3-8 Friday April 29th, Buy April 30th from 8-8. Pick up unsold items 9-12 Sunday May 1st. Sign up to Volunteer at here.

A HUGE thanks to all the dedicated DEVO sponsors for making a DECADE of Devo! Fort Lewis College Mercy Regional Medical Center Osprey PacksDurango Urgent Care 2nd Ave Sports City of Durango – City GovernmentPurgatory Resort Zia Taqueria Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Mountain Bike Specialists Tailwind Nutrition First National Bank of Durango Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center Subaru of America, Inc. Bread Sunnyside Meats, Inc. Nature’s Oasis Target Rental/Bobcat of Durango #NFTF   Click poster for details!VeloPoster16

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Devo Junior and U14 Camp Registration opens tonight @ at 7pm.

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Devo Summer Camps 2016
Registration Opens April 11, 2016 at 1900 Hours/7:00pm!

Durango Devo’s success in the Durango community is proven in both our results and the local kids’ smiles.  Devo wants to continue to create this love of cycling by providing summer all-day camps for Durango kids who just want more, as well as, for out-of-town families who want their kids to experience the Devo magic of teaching mountain biking.

Devo will offer different camps this Summer!

Devo Cycling Science Camps

  1. Devo Cycling Science Camps
  2. Devo Purgatory Bike Camps
  3. Devo Polo Camp
  4. Devo U-14 Summer Program
  5. Devo Preschool Camp

 

The Durango Cycling Science Camp, combining mountain bike exploration in the mornings, and bike-related hands-on science in the afternoon at the Powerhouse Museum.

The Purgatory camps incorporate trail building, exploring the numerous high country trails on bikes, decending the flow trail at Purgatory, lift service riding, creative bike activities, and more!

When you are ready, click here to direct you to the registration site.  Scroll down the page and the camps are listed.

 

 

 

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2016 Summer Camp Registration to open April 11th at 7pm

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Devo Summer Camps 2016
Registration Opens April 11, 2016 at 1900 Hours/7:00pm!

Durango Devo’s success in the Durango community is proven in both our results and the local kids’ smiles.  Devo wants to continue to create this love of cycling by providing summer all-day camps for Durango kids who just want more, as well as, for out-of-town families who want their kids to experience the Devo magic of teaching mountain biking.

Devo will offer different camps this Summer!

  1. Devo Cycling Science Camps
  2. Devo Purgatory Bike Camps
  3. Devo Polo Camp
  4. Devo U-14 Summer Program
  5. Devo Preschool Camp

The Durango Cycling Science Camp, combining mountain bike exploration in the mornings, and bike-related hands-on science in the afternoon at the Powerhouse Museum.

The Purgatory camps incorporate trail building, exploring the numerous high country trails on bikes, decending the flow trail at Purgatory, lift service riding, creative bike activities, and more!

When your ready, click the camp you want to register for and you will be directed to the registration page then click register now, upper right.

Preschool Summer Camp

June 20-23, 9:00-10:30am (4-5 year olds) $90 
This camp is designed for Preschoolers to get 4 days of riding in a row. You will see your little cyclist take strides in their riding throughout the week and and see big smiles riding with their peers. Must be riding a bike with pedals. No Strider bikes please.

Devo  Cyclin’ Science  Summer Camps: 

Devo/cycling science Camp #1 June 27-July 1, 9am-3pm (8-10 year olds) $250
Devo/cycling science Camp #2 July 11-15, 9am-3pm (10-12 year olds) $250

Like biking? Like science? We have found your dream camp! Week-long camp combining mountain bike exploration in the mornings, and bike-related hands-on science at the Power House each afternoon! In this lab portion, explore topics including anatomy and physiology of biking, nutrition, bike engineering and simple machines, physics of biking, and more. One thing’s for sure: your kids will sleep well after each day of this camp! Register with Devo at www.durangodevo.com. Registration for this opens April 11 at 7:00pm. Participants must have a helmet, a bike with hand-brakes, and some experience on a bike. Scholarships are available through the Powerhouse. Please get form here.

Purgatory Mountain Camps:

Devo/Purgatory Bike Camp #1 July 18-22 9am-3pm (7-14 year olds) $350
Devo/Purgatory Bike Camp #2 July 25-29 9am-3pm (7-14 year olds) $350
Devo/Purgatory Bike Camp #3 August 8-12 9am-3pm (7-14 year olds) $350
Devo/Purgatory Bike Camp #4 August 15-19 9am-3pm (7-14 year olds) $350

 

Description:

The Devo camp will be held at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort in one week segments Beginning in late July.  The camp is for ages 7 -14 year olds. Kids must have their own bike and helmet (Devo does have some loaners). The camp runs from 9-3pm with transportation in the Devo vans from the transit center in downtown Durango (bikes loaded on Devo racks). Pick up 8:30 at Transit Center and 8:45 at Hermosa. Drop Off at 3:30 at Hermosa and 3:45 at Transit Center.

Coaches: Devo coaches will lead rides and serve as your kid’s camp counselor all day. Groups: Kids will be placed in groups based upon ability (beg/int/adv) Typical Day: 8:30 am meet in town for bus transport to Purgatory 9 am Groups meet and drop off lunches 9:15 Talk about the day events 9:30 Skill Sesh in base area (film kids to show later) 10:30 Snack 10:45 Ride chair 4 to access more trails 12 lunch together at base area 1 Bike Maintenance seminar 2:30 Show skills video 3:00 Bus returns back to Durango Other camp activities include; special guest appearances, gravity skill sesh, bike fit, trail building, family ride for int/ advanced with shuttle support on the classic five star Hermosa Trail. Reg fee includes: 5:1 coaching both in the Purgatory Bike Park and on the mountain utilizing the chairlift (camp 9-3, pick up 8:30 in town and 8:45 in Hermosa and drop off at 3:30 at Hermosa and 3:45 in town, Devo coaches will be on the buses with the kids) One week of lift access, free transport to and from downtown to Purgatory (bike transport as well) Not included: lunch, snack, equipment (bike, helmet, camelback, etc.)

Typical Day:

  • 8:15  am meet in town for bike loading and bus transport to Purgatory;
  • 9:15 Drop Lunches group meeting to talk about the day events ;
  • 9:30 Skill Sesh in base area (film kids to show later);
  • 10:30 Snack;
  • 10:45 Ride chair 4 to access more trails;
  • HIGH NOON! lunch together at base area;
  • 1:00 Bike Maintenance seminar;
  • 2:30 Show skills video;
  • 3:00 Bus returns back to Durango ;

Other camp activities include; special guest appearances, gravity skill sesh, bike fit, trail building, family ride for int/ advanced with shuttle support on the classic five star Hermosa Trail.

Reg fee includes: 5:1 coaching both in the Purgatory Bike Park and on the mountain utilizing the chairlift (camp 9-3, pick up 8:30 in town and 8:45 in Hermosa and drop off at 3:30 at Hermosa and 3:45 in town, Devo coaches will be on the buses with the kids) One week of lift access Free transport to and from downtown to Purgatory (bike transport as well) Not included: lunch, snack, equipment (bike, helmet, camelback, etc.)

Devo Polo Camp

Devo Polo Camp (10–18 years) June 6-9, 10:30am-2pm $100

Bike Polo camp is for ages 10-18 to explore the sport of Bike Polo.  Practices will include learning rules of the game, tactics, bike handing and ball handling drills, live games and building a mallot and will be coached by Alex Howard with special guests. You do not have to be a current Devo rider to participate.  All levels welcome!  Practices are at Buckley.
Limit to 16 campers (4 teams of 4).

DEVO U14 Summer Program

Monday-Friday, June 11-July 1 with a trip to Crested Butte for a bike festival June 24th-26th.
Ages: Current Middle Schoolers (6th, 7th and 8th grade)
Costs: $450 (does not include food, race fees or camping costs).

Description: DEVO U14 is for middle school age kids interested in continuing to build skills and begin to pursue racing:  Racing is not mandatory.  Promoting the sport in a fun environment and learning skills is still the overall goal of U14, but some specific training is involved. The summer season will be a 3 week “training camp” which will have one travel fun trip to Crested Butte for the Crested Butte Bike Week.  The group will be co-ed and limited to 13 riders.  Head coaches Tina and Lee will lead these groups with help from other Devo coaches.  Each day will focus on a skill and a trail.  We will incorporate polo, bike maintenance, short tracks, time trails, and lots of skills!

 

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