Devo Explorers in La Plata Canyon

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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Jr Devo Summer Camps Rocked!

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Check out all the action from Devo’s 4 weeklong summer camps in August. Thanks to Bread Bakery for the drop-off pick-up action and Durango Mountain Resort and WIlderness Trails Ranch for the Venues. Very successful and cant wait for next year!

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Devo U19ers Howard Lake Shootout

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On the last week of practice, the Devo U19 Mens team headed up to Devo Alumni and U23 Specialized Team racer, Howard Grotts’s house for its annual fun ride/race day. Every year the team takes the 30 min drive past Lemon and rides Howards’ notorious high mountain training routes. The team competes in a short TT, a super d and a trials comp. This year the team was treated to a new trail on Howards property called the Bandit Trail. Fun stuff, Thanks Howard and good luck at Worlds!

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Devo U19ers Love the Bike Polo

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FLC/Irish Embassy Pro Challenge Roller Race Results

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Hey everyone!
Thanks so much to those who came out and raced or supported the roller races last night at the Embassy. It was a great success and a ton of fun for everyone involved!
Here are the results for the men and women’s competitions (Distance is number of kilometers in ten min). Again, congratulations to Ian Burnett and Carmen Small for the big wins of the night!

WOMENS:

Place, Name, Distance
1, Small, 10.70
2, Caitlin, 9.26
3, Iverson, 9.03
4, Sturm, 8.95
5, Marshall, 8.89
6, Taylor, 8.71
7, Kane, 8.25
8, Richards, 7.33

MENS:

Place, Name, Distance
1, Burnett, 13.84
2, Carroll, 11.72
3, Easter (C), 11.64
4, Canale, 11.28
5, Stucki, 11.18
5, Easter (G), 11.18,
7, Burtoni, 11.05
8, James, 10.98
9, Cheeney, 10.87
10, Stalker, 10.75
11, Fortune, 10.30
12, Thompson, 9.89
13, Sonora, 9.08
14, Young, 8.45
15, Alexander, 7.87

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Devo Coach Brendan Shafer Takes on the High School League

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Brendan Shafer will be the head coach of the AHS and DHS mountain bike team this Fall. Practices start Monday Aug 27th from 4:15-6:15 meeting at the rec center. Practices will be much like our u14/u19 practices. Both AHS and DHS students will practice together, but they will ride for their schools! (we need 5 from each school to pull that off).

The team will travel with Sarah Tescher in the Devo van to 2 team races Sept 9th in Nathrop and Oct 21st for State Championships (location TBA).

You do NOT have to race to practice with this team. If you think you will be traveling to a race or two, you will need to register with the Colorado League. Here is the link: www.coloradomtb.org. I need to invite you so you’ll have to wait for that email. The registration in the Colorado League is called “PitZone.”

In Nathrop, we will be camping and more info will follow, but I will need a head count of athletes and parents to reserve the camp spot by next Wednesday.

Have an awesome practice and can’t wait for another sweet Fall session!

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Sweet Elite Trading Cards Finally Unleashed in Durango

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The 2011/12 RMCF/Devo Sweet Elite trading cards will be for sale at Mountain Bike Specialists starting this thursday. Only 45 complete team sets left, 175 random packs of 8 and plenty of individual cards. Come meet the Sweet Elite team along with numerous fast Pro Challenge riders this sunday from 4:15 to 5:15. Autographs!

The 2011/12 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/Devo Sweet Elite trading cards will be for sale at Mountain Bike Specialists starting this thursday. Only 45 complete team sets left, 175 random packs of 8 and plenty of individual cards. Come meet the Sweet Elite team along with numerous fast Pro Challenge riders this sunday from 4:15 to 5:15. Autographs! Cards were designed by former Durango Bike Polo team member, Chris Adams of Scottsdale, AZ.

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More Telluride Photos

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