Jr Devo/FLC Skyhawk Short Track Wednesday

Jr Devo/FLC Skyhawk Short Track Wednesday

  |   Junior DEVO

This Wednesday is the Devo Jr/Fort Lewis relay short track race. Devo Jr riders will be matched up with a Fort Lewis rider from the cycling team to complete a short track relay race. The Relay Race STARTS at 6 pm, so please plan on arriving to the Factory Trails by 5:30 to get the teams formed!
Where: Factory Trails behind dorms (do not park here, but at big parking lot by football field)
When: 5:30 (race starts at 6 pm)
Cost: free
Who: All of Devo jr and FLC Cycling are welcome!

Example of a team:
Devo Jr kinder (1 lap) who hands off to Devo Jr 2nd grader (2 laps) who hands off to
Devo Jr 5th grader (2 laps) who hands off to Fort Lewis Rider (2 laps). Total time of team relay 20-30 minutes.

All Wednesday groups (except Pre school) meet up at the college that day. So, we will end our ride at the Factory Trails at 5:30. If your Wednesday rider does not want to participate in the race, plan on telling your head coach as we will send one head coach back to the big parking lot at football field by 6 pm. Parents of Devo jr weds. riders who want to race, please plan on coming to the short track at the Factory trails by 6 pm as things will get kinda crazy and Devo coaches will be handing off the responsibility of their riders at 6 pm.

This is a great opportunity for Devo riders to meet, greet and race with the National Champion College team: Fort Lewis!!!

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Keep on Pushin

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The team takes formation with Coach Chad.

Push Bike Group is 4 weeks and is totally cool.

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FLC Fall Blaze is Around the Corner

  |   DEVO News & Information
Hey Devo Riders and Families

The 2012 Durango Fall Blaze is coming up soon on Saturday September 29th and we are excited to make it the best Blaze ever. In case you don’t know, the Fall Blaze is a bicycle tour on the roads surrounding Durango with 37, 60 and 100 mile distances, a packet pickup party, 6 aid stations, ride support vehicles, post-ride meal with local brew, an event t-shirt and the best goody bag around. Best of all, it helps kids go to college as it is the sole fundraiser for the Tom Danielson Cycling Scholarship at Fort Lewis College which has been a primary factor in FLC Cycling winning many of its recent National Championships, both as a team and individual titles.
For more information check out the Blaze website at: http://www.durangofallblaze.com.
On-line registration is super easy just click and watch your reasonable $69 entry go straight to student athletes:
The Blaze is also always looking for volunteers to help out at packet pickup, aid stations, and support drivers – please contact Carolyn Hagen at hagen_c@fortlewis.edu and put “Fall Blaze Volunteer” in the subject line.
Lastly, the Blaze is also looking for sponsors of the event to help defray costs so more funds can go towards scholarships while also promoting your business. There are different levels of support available, if interested please contact Dave, see below.
Happy Riding,
Dave Hagen
Director – Durango Fall Blaze

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#1 Race for Col. HS League

  |   DEVO News & Information, Durango Composite HS, U19 DEVO Boys and Girls

Wow! What a weekend. I’m just so deeply proud of the high school team not only in their results this past weekend, but in their abilities to create an atmosphere of fun, teamwork and being ambassadors of Durango. We got to the venue around 2 pm after collecting our firewood on Wolf Creek Pass. The pre-ride was stellar and it was obvious that the Seniors on the team were ready to rally! After the pre-ride, the team helped set up the race course tape and the director of the race, Kate Rau, was very impressed with out team’s willingness to lend a helping hand. Back at camp, we were fed some yummy pasta by Sierra’s mom, Christine, which I believe was a key ingredient in our race successes!
img_1000Then, of course, the team started a game of bike polo amidst the sea of tents. The ball only went inside a few other team’s tents! But, the other high schoolers were intrigued and either came over to play or came up to me to ask about how to play. Dave Wiens, pro mountain bike stud, got a “how to build a ballot 101” from Nano and I the next day. Then a wicked game of cards that went a bit too late. The team was having so much fun, that Kate and the race director came down to see what all the laughing was about.

Race morning was a clear beautiful day. A huge thank you to all our parents who volunteered! It is so great to have parents out on the course marshaling and giving me splits/updates in the feed zone. India, Robin and I painted our big toes a sparkling purple while Levi and Stephen readied their bikes. We checked air pressure and the girls teams headed out for their warm up. Thank you to all the racers who warmed themselves up together as a team without me as I was in between feed zone and start/finish area. The varsity girls went off first at 10 am (Kaylee, India and Robin). This was Kaylee and Ronin’s first Varsity race (Robin was forced to move up from JV as she was just too fast for that group). Each had a stellar race finished 1,2 and 7th! Sierra’s wave was right behind and she also had such a great race finishing 4th in the JV class as a freshmen!

The freshmen boys were next with 2 laps of the shorter course (I think their times were sub 1 hour!). Charlie worked his way in first and stayed there! Bryce was having a solid race in the top 5 and then flatted. He is going to work on using his quick fill this week:) Levi, Stephen, Sepp, and Nano were the last racers to go off and it was crazy in the feed zone feeding them all when they were coming in so close to each other. Thank you to Robin and India for helping feed their team mates! India and I had a super duper quick, Levi/Stephen water feed! Sepp was fed by good ol mom who was loving the “Who is that?” comments in the feed zone from the other teams as Sepp crushed it! Sepp won, Levi 3rd and Stephen was 4th. Nano’s results got kinda messed up (not sure how you mess up chip results). But we are all thinking top 5….stay tuned!

The league is a great start for beginner racers. I loved that all our seasoned racers not only did well, but raced with style and good sportsmanship. The course marshals told me that they each said “thank you” to them. What a crew!

The next race is Sept 23rd in Granby.

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Devo End of Summer Season Party Photos

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Devo Turf Party

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We celebrated the 2012 Summer Devo season in style tonight at the Stillwater Foundations sports facility, “Turf,” out in Bodo Park Durango. Thanks for such a great summer. Now get ready for fall!

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Devo Explorers in La Plata Canyon

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Specialized Demo at Twin Buttes Saturday

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MBS offers Free Demo of 2013 Specialized  mountain bikes

On Saturday September 1st from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at Twin Buttes trail system the Specialized  factory representatives will be in Durango with a selection of 2013 mountain bikes. Representatives from Mountain Bike Specialists will be at the trailhead as well.

Please park in the parking lot west of the Giant gas station.  You will see the Mountain Bike Specialists tent and the Specialized trailer.

At 11:00 Annie Cheney will be our host for a tour of the new trails.

12:30 complimentary lunch from Bread will be served.

2012 Olympian and Specialized rider, Todd Wells will be in the parking lot to sign autographs in the late afternoon.

Contact information: Patti Zink@970-759-5585 or patti@mountainbikespecialists.com.

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2012 FLC Squawker MTB Classic is This Weekend

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Howdy ho FLC Cycling fans! That’s right, it’s that time of year again… time for FLC Cycling’s Squawker Mountain Bike Classic.  The fun begins on Saturday September 1st with the classic Short Track on the point behind the Bader Dorms from 8am-11am. You endurance hounds will be able to test your mettle on Durango’s finest and fastest short track course up on the FLC campus, with a challenging mix of ripping single track and dirt roads.

Then comes the Dual Slalom atChapman Hill from 1pm to 5pm on a course loaded with action packed features – berms at the top, a rhythm section and flat turns at the bottom. We’ve been working on it all Fall so it is in great shape. This is the event for spectators!

Sunday September 2nd also brings a Cross Country race that uses the trails that surround campus. Racing starts at 8am behind the Bader dorms, down the Front Hill trail, up the Rim trail around to Chapman, down to the Lion’s Den, back up to the Rim Trail to the corner of the golf course, crossing Rim Dr., along the fence line, crossing Ft. Lewis Dr. onto the Rim Trail back over to the start. Racing will conclude at 1pm. Forthose accessing those trails from campus that day for hiking/biking be aware that there will be a race going on.

**** 8th Ave. (Front Hill) will be closed from 7am-1pm on Sunday, Sept. 2.

A special thanks goes out to Bread, Zia Taqueria and Durango Coca-Cola for providing food and drink for our volunteers.

FLC Cycling races in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling conference and teams from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, Mesa Colorado, to namejust a few, will be descending on Durango for some mountain biking. The Durango and Fort Lewis College communities are welcome to come cheer on your Skyhawks! For more info on the schedule of events please check out: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu and for specific questions contact Dave Hagen at hagen_d@fortlewis.edu.

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