Dirt Lovers Photos by Jim
Hope you are having an amazing summer! The Hub is offering another Women’s MTB Skills Clinic. If you missed the first one, here is your opportunity to perfect your skills for some fall single track! Go check out some of the amazing fall colors with renewed confidence on the bike. Contact Chris and Melissa at The Hub to sign up.The Hub Women’s Clinic Poster,
The Hub Training Center
Thanks to all those who took time to come shred at DMR this summer at the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown town race series. We averaged 33 racers for the three events and can only see it growing into the future. DMR is pumped to have us up there and the racers have been pumped on the positive growth with the terrain and the race tracks offered.
In Saturdays final race of the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown series, the 20th Anniversary of the 1990 World Championships, DEVO’s Howard Grotts and Director Sarah Tescher raced the new 90 Worlds lap to victory, Howard sealing the deal on the overall points champ and teammate AliciaRose winning the women’s overall. Other winners on the day were Julie Feilen, Devin Feilen, Levi Kurlander and Ed Zink. Zink was the promoter for the 90 Worlds and took the day at DMR to reminisce and race his bike on the rerouted course. He wore a vintage jersey, hat and warm-up flease from the 1990 event and looked super sweet. After the event, he stayed around and fielded questions and dusted off an old program from the race and gifted it to the promoter for the current event, coach Chad. Coach Chad was pumped! All in all, the series was a positive for the Durango community and will be back for 2011. The series profits will be split evenly and donated to Trails 2000, FLC Cycling, the Durango Wheel Club, Bicycle Lemonade, Durango BMX and Durango DEVO.Read More
Lots of action around town this weekend. Make sure to give the Dirt Lovers Rally a try. Registration is sunday morning at the Horse Gulch trail head from 730-830am and the race begins at 9am. The experts race 18 miles, sport 16 and beginners do 6. There will also be a kids race on the meadow loop. This is a classic Durango race and is being put on by the Durango Nordic Club. Check them out here for more information.Read More
From one of the Jr DEVO Summer Camp coaches,
“John Rocka fell and knock the wind out of himself at camp today.
After he regained the ability to speak,
he asked me if he still had two lungs?
I looked at him curiously, asked him to raise his right hand,
then looked him in the eyes,
“Yes John Rocka you still have both lungs.””
There is the final Triple Crown Cross Country race this Saturday at DMR. Registration is at 9am and will cost you juniors $5! If you’d like to try another event, Escalante Days in Dolores is on the same day. The Dolores course is pretty flat with tons and tons of corners. If you attend the DMR race, please wear your Devo jerseys with pride as it is our home race, and run by your coaches, parents and teammates.
Ned_Furtado Circuit Race Results
Purg Marks 20th Anniversary of World MTB Championships
Devo Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown race to be held on revamped Worlds course
August 6, 2010, Durango, CO – Twenty years ago this summer, Purgatory put mountain biking on the global map by hosting the Inaugural World Mountain Bike Championships. On Saturday, August 14, the resort will partner with DEVO and Durango Coca-Cola to celebrate two decades of mountain biking history with a cross-country race on the original 1990 Worlds XC course, plus a newly redesigned section that opened in 2010.
The race is the third and final race of the new DEVO Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown series, held this summer at Purgatory. The overall male and female winners of the three-race series each receive a free season pass to Durango Mountain Resort. All entrants in Saturday’s event will receive a free lunch courtesy of Durango Coca-Cola.
The race is open to Beginner, Sport, and Pro/Expert ability categories and Junior U18, Senior, and Master age categories. Registration is $30 and can be completed online at www.active.com. Race starts at 9am for all categories and the Kids Race will be at 12pm on the Coke Circuit Course. Proceeds benefit Durango DEVO, Trails 2000, Durango Wheel Club, Fort Lewis Cycling, and Bicycle Lemonade. The race will be timed by 4 Corners Timing, and results will be posted at www.durangodevo.com.Read More
Rumor has the DEVO summer camp at Durango mountain resort has been super sweet so far. Last week 15 kids joined coaches Sarah Tescher, Stephan Davoust, Joe Schneider and AliciaRose Pastore for and action packed 8 hour day on the mountain. Riding bikes is the name of the game. You would think the kids would want to ride the slides, play frisbee golf or jump on the huge trampolines, but no its ride, ride, ride!
This week there are 25 kids signed up with coaches Sarah, Jon Bailey, Stephan and Tad Elliott. The kids and coaches grab the bus at Durango’s transit center early every morning and make the trip to the mountain. Once chamoied up, they take part in group rides on the 90 worlds course, do skills clinics on the sweet DMR terrain, watch bike videos after lunch, do trailwork on the Pando Short Track and ride the pump track in search for the perfect line. The camp is for ages 7-13 and is open to all those in search of a great time.Read More
Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO SHort Track #10
8.11.10 Factory Trails
B Men; 1.Chris Blevins, 2. Fabio When, 3. Sven Brunso, 4. Jay Eagan, 5. Climt Campbell, 6. Henry Larson, 7. Greg Otteson
B Women; 1. Kaylee Blevins
Kids Race; Nolan and Josh
A Men; 1. Matt Shriver, 2. Drew Edsall, 3. Tad Elliott, 4. Howard Grotts, 5. Chad Cheeney, 6. Colton Anderson, 7. Lars Ellefson, 8. Joe Schneider, 9. Greg Lewis, 10. Keegan Swenson, 11. Miles Venzara, 12. Mark Smelser
A Women; 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. AliciaRose Pastore, 3. Kaila Hart, 4. Annie CheeneyRead More
Durango DEVO’s August Telegraph Hill Climb Results
U14 Boys; Derek 24:15, Will 24:08, Devin 23:25, George 28:56, Shane 28:36, Chase 29:07, Henry 34:27
U14 Girls; India 25:03, Robin 32:18, Sabina 32:46
U19 Boys; Levi 19:38, Howard 14:56, Collin 19:07, Chris 20:38, Hank 24:42
U19 Girls; AliciaRose 21:25
Coaches; Annie 25:15, Brendan 20:24, Chad 18:04Read More
Trails 2000 will be having fun this wednesday working on the Skyline Trail. The trail is being built by hand and there is only one section left and they need our help. If your not going to ride the Devo short track this wednesday night, why not head up into the scrub oak and check out the view.
Location: Skyline Trail
Time: 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Directions: Take Goeglein Gulch road to the Skyridge Neighborhood. Turn left onto Jenkins Ranch Road and drive to the end of the pavement where you’ll see the red Trails 2000 truck parked.
Wear/Bring: Close toed shoes, sunscreen, hat, water
The Animas High School Ospreys will be jumping into the newly created Colorado High School Cycling League, starting this fall. The paperwork for the team is being filed as we speak with the help from Animas Highs Michael Ackerman, Jesse Hutt and Devo’s Sarah Tescher and Chad Cheeney. The team will be open to all levels of riders with the goal being competing as a team at the State Championships on Halloween weekend. Wish them luck gathering cyclists and look out for the green and gold Ospreys!
2010 Colorado High School MTB Series
• Sept. 19: Race 1. Chalk Creek Ranch, at Nathrop, 20 miles north of Salida
• Oct. 3: Race 2. TBA
• Oct. 17: Race 3. Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood
• Oct. 31: Race 4 (State Championships) Peaceful Valley, Elbert
• Call Kate Rau for registration info — 720.272.9282