Spring ’12 Registration opens March 1 at 8 am

Spring ’12 Registration opens March 1 at 8 am

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2012 Devo Jr Spring Ride Groups for April 2nd-May 25th
Registration starts March 1st at 8 am

Monday: Kindergarten 4-5:30
Monday: 1st Grade 4-6 pm
Monday: Skills at BMX Track (2nd-5th) 4-6 pm
Tuesday: 20″ Inchers ages 2nd-4th 4- 6 pm
Tuesday: 24″Inchers ages 3rd-5th 4-6 pm
Wednesday: All Girls Ride ages 2nd-5th 4-6 pm
Wednesdays: 24″/26″ Advanced ages 4th-5th 4- 6 pm
Thursday: All Girls Advanced ages 4th-5th 4- 6 pm
Thursday: Co-ed 20/24″Inchers ages 2nd-5th 4-6 pm

NEW Stryder Group: Tuesdays from 10-11 with Chad and Julie (4 week test run to start May 1st)

Things to know:
1. Spring Devo starts April 2nd- May 25th
2. Registration opens up March 1st
3. March 24th is Devo Benefit Day at DMR
4. April 4th Zia/Devo Short Track/ Parent Social at Ska
5. May 23rd is the Devo Jr Fun Race

U14 and Explorer’s start April 2nd as well!

U14 Girls Mondays and Wednesdays with Annie and Sage
U14 Boys Mondays and Wednesdays with Mint and Lukas
Explorers Tuesdays with Bailey and Russell
Flyers start in the summer

U14 Dates to know:
Hello Devo U14ers or those interested in being a Devo U14er!
Feb 15th-March 28th is our Wednesday afternoon 4:15-5:15 Pre-season spin class taught by Chad at Core Value Training. $10/class and are open to all Devo athletes and coaches. Parents, try out the 4:30-5:30 Zumba class in the Studio next door or treat yourself to a massage by Devo Mom Leticia Rambo.
March 27th Tuesday night 6-7 is our U14 Devo info meeting in Eulos room at Rec Center and Bike Fit from 7-8 pm in Windom
April 2nd U14 practice starts (Mon. and Weds. practice)
April 6-8th is Top Secret Training Camp
April 4th our Zia/Devo Short Track series starts
* U19 meeting info night is March 12th 6:30-7:30 at Rec Center

More info on the program?
Sarah Tescher (Dir of Devo) sarah@durangodevo.com (970)779-8480
Chad Cheeney (Team Manager) chad@durangodevo.com (970)764-5909

U19 Boys and Girls
Feb 15th-March 28th is our Wednesday afternoon 4:15-5:15 Pre-season spin class taught by Chad at Core Value Training. $10/class and are open to all Devo athletes and coaches. Parents, try out the 4:30-5:30 Zumba class in the Studio next door or treat yourself to a massage by Devo Mom Leticia Rambo.
March 12th is the team meeting from 6:30-7:30 at Rec center
March 13th (Tues/Thurs/Friday 4:15-6:15 with Chad, Brendan, Mint, Elke and Jen)
March 27th Tuesday night 6-8 is our Bike Fit night at Rec Center
April 4th our Zia/Devo Short Track series starts
April 6-8th is Top Secret Training Camp

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Registration is Almost Over

  |   DEVO News & Information

It is just a rumor!!! Devo Jr Reg is indeed open until this Friday! Groups still open:
4 spots in the Tuesday 2nd/3rd grade group
6 spots in the Wednesday all girls beg/int
5 spots in the Wednesday co-ed advanced group
3 spots in the Tuesday 10-11am Push Bike group

Get pumped up to mountain bike. Sign up for the group that suits you, we cover it all.

NEW!!! Devo Pre school group on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 for 4-5 year olds that are not on Styders/Push Bikes

Yahoo!!! Let the riding begin! Click on ‘registration’ to register your Devo rider at our website www.durangodevo.com
New this year: Devo Push Bike (Stryder) rides

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New Devo Jr Skills at the BMX track practice

  |   Junior DEVO

New this season for Devo Jr riders is our Devo Jr Skills at BMX track with Christopher Blevins and Ryan Cleveland!

Practices will be every Monday from 4-6pm April 2-May 21st at the BMX track to work more on Devo skills on the track that all kids love!

This is Devo fun and skill development practice. It is not a race practice. Those interested in BMX racing should join Durango BMX.

This group has ten slots and is open to 2nd-5th graders. All riders must also get a BMX license to use the gates. Info to be handed out the first day of practice.

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Devo Preseason Spin Class at Core Value Begins Wednesday

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Its true. Durango Devo has a spin class and it is every season, at this very moment and just when we need it most. Devo’s preseason spin class will run the next 8 wednesday nights at Core Value Fitness Center in Durango, near Bread Bakery, from 4:15-5:15pm. The class focuses on the art of pedaling, with a little cycling history thrown in for good measure. The spin will be led by Coach Chad and  is open to all U14,19, Sweet Elite male and female cyclists. Cost is $10. Check here for Core Value’s schedule.

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Explorers, Flyers or U14 for your middle schooler

  |   Devo Flyers, Explorers, U14 DEVO Boys and Girls

Here is a quick look at Devo’s options for middle schoolers:

Devo U14 Girls team coached by Annie Cheeney and Sage Wilderman: This is an all girls team for middle school girls who like to ride with their friends! Fun and skill developement is the main focus for this practice. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer. Racing and competition is introduced but is not mandatory. Our goal, as always is to create life long cyclists in a team environment. Sometimes this group will ride with the boys U14 to really create that team feeling!

Devo U14 Boys team coaches by Mint and Lukas: This is an all boys team for middle school boys who like to ride with their friends! Fun and skill developement is the main focus for this practice. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer. Racing and competition is introduced but is not mandatory. Our goal, as always is to create life long cyclists in a team environment. Sometimes this group will ride with the girls U14 to really create that team feeling!

Devo Explorers coached by John Bailey and Russell from the Cyclery: This is for middle schoolers and high schoolers who want to explore on their bike. This co-ed group focuses on the bike being used as a tool for adventure, exploring, and commuting. An example of a practice would be to ride on a trail to explore a cave or swimming hole. This group ends with a self supported trip leaving from Durango with panniers to camp together. Bike maintenance is taught and the group is currently building up 8 Explorer bikes to be used by the club. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Tuesdays from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer.

Devo Flyers coached by Dusty Bender, Ron Thompson and Cliff from Pedal the Peaks: This is a gravity/freeride group for middle schoolers and high schoolers. These 3 very experienced coaches focus on downhill skills such as jumping, descending, and drops. Each coach (as with all our coaches) has the kids’ safety as priority, but with this group comes an inherent risk greater than the other groups. Flyers has grown into a part of our program that has gained quite a bit of recognition for some incredible bike handling break throughs by the athletes in the program. Currently, this is a summer only program meeting on Thursdays from 8-10 am. The group does a weekend trip to Angel Fire or Telluride.

Question?

Can my son or daughter do more than one? Yes, the days are situated so that a kid can explore all 3 if they want.

Do the groups ever come together? Yes, Top Secret is our pre-season camp out/training weekend with all Devo groups (except Devo Jr). At races we travel and stay together.

Can I move my 5th grader up to U14 or my 8th grader up to U19? Coaches make those recommendations to me based upon our mission and training philosophy. If a coach makes a recommendation, all coaches come together to discuss the possibility, implications, etc. and come up with a plan that works for that athlete.

Can I meet with coaches? Yes, on March 27th at the Rec Center for 6-7 pm, you’ll get a chance to meet the coaches. But they are also all available via email or phone.

Devo Jr fills up, do these groups fill up as well? Yes, they do. We limit the size of the groups for safety and quality reasons

Can my son or daughter switch from one to the other? Yes, once you are a Devo athlete, we can easily switch you from U14 to Flyers or Explorer’s (or vise versa!)

How do I register? Registration opens March 1st via our website www.durangodevo.com

Still have questions? Contact Sarah Tescher (Director) at sarah@durangodevo.com/ (970)779-8480 or Chad Cheeney (Team Manager) at chad@durangodevo.com or (970)764-5909

Where do I get equipment? U14 and Flyers groups can go to 2nd Avenue for a Devo discount, Explorer’s to Cyclery. Also May 19th is the Devo Bike Swap at Chapman. Please remember that discounts by shops are for athetes only…sorry parents!

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FLC Cycling/Devo U19 Coach Elke Brutsaert with Some Nutrition Tips

  |   Superstar Interviews

I would like to share this article with you all, especially those with the serious sugar addiction…you know who you are with your little backpack full of guilty pleasures. This is a great article that I hope will change your perspective on the evils of sugar. This is one of those food-activist topics you will be hearing more and more about in the future. We should all be on the cutting edge of this material. It is right up there with highly refined foods, GMO, BPA and other such food contaminants that the government chooses not to recognize as poison.

I know you are busy with school and base, but please take some time to read these articles if you are in the dark on these topics. We cannot afford to ignore what we put in our bodies. The obvious being, that it affects athletic performance, but on a much larger scale this is about your overall lifelong health and very relevant to things like disease and cancer. Particularly in college when the theme is often about time constraints or financial limitations, causing food choices to be very poor.

I think it is very difficult to comprehend the impact of food contaminants, as it is vast and overwhelming and simply easier to keep buying cheap food and ignoring the truth. Especially easy when your perspective is narrow and short term, where you may not see an is easy to then deduce that fuel choice is not important. But in a long term sense, this is not sustainable and eventually there will be a cumulative effect that will corrupt your health in a major way.

-Elke

SUGAR:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

BPA’s, good canned foods list:
http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/bpa-canned-foods-best-and-worst-brands-out-there.htm

BPA discussion:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=plastic-not-fantastic-with-bisphenol-a

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Mountain States Cup Releases Schedule for 2012

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MSC#1 Riverside Rampage XC // TT // CR
May 18-20 // Salida, CO

MSC#2 Chile Challenge DH // SD // XC
June 8-10 // Angel Fire, NM // ProGRT

MSC#3 Wildfower Rush DH // SD // XC
June 22-24 // Crested Butte, CO // Crested Butte Bike Week

MSC#4 Storm Peak Stampede DH // SD // XC
July 20 – 22 // Steamboat Springs, CO // State Champs //

MSC#5 Full Tilt in Telluride DH // SD // XC
August 10-12 // Mountain Village, CO // Season Finalé //

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Stans No Tubes FLCCX #7 Series Finals Photos

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