Lance is Coming to Town

FLC Cyclists Leave for Nationals

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Today the 13 time national champion, Fort Lewis College Cycling Team will be pulling out of Durango for Truckee, California and the 2009 Collegite National Championships. The team is looking pretty darn strong this season and several DEVO caoches ad alumni will be making the trip. U-14 coach Evan Elliott and U-19 alumni Taylor Borucki placed 1 and 2 in the conference series this fall and made the four man downhill team to represent the Skyhawks. DEVO junior coaches Sabina Kraushaar and Emma Millar also placed well in the conference standings and will be racing downhill for the team. 

Collegiate DH Course

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The Leadville 100 Movie

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Due to a high demand there will be a second showing of the Lance Armstrong film “Race Across the Sky” @ the Smiley building October 25th 5pm.  Tickets are $10 and go on sale Tuesday October 13th at Maria’s Bookshop.  They will go fast!

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Cyclocross and Durango Sports Club

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October 18 @ The Durango Sports Club

Help us raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease by attending the Durango Sports Club’s “Cyclocross Race for a Cure.”  All proceeds will benefit Mercy Medical’s new Mercy Regional Breast Care Center.

When:     B race – 9 am, A race – 10am

Where:   The Durango Sports Club, 1600 Florida Rd.

Entry Fee:  $10 Donation to Mercy Regional Breast Care Center

Course Description:  This year’s course will be similar to those of the past consisting of 70% singletrack and 30% pavement/open field.  Both cyclocross bikes and mountain bikes have won on this course in the past.

Join us after the race for food and drink specials at J Bo’s!!

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Cyclocross Star Hooks DEVO up with Beans

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Fresh of another cyclocross victory, Jeremy Powers has made some time to donate some Jelly Belly sport beans to the DEVO squad. He is a former resident of Durango and is currently one of the top stars in the sweet winter sport. Several large boxes filled with blue beans arrived at the DEVO offices and will be handed out to hungry post school hands during the fall jrDEVO season. Thanks Jeremy.

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Mountain Bike Action

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DEVO has made the pages of super glam monthly mag, Mountain Bike Action. Last months October isue had a full page on U-14er Keenan Desplanques and his rad attitude. Keenan is a cancer survivor and is all about his bike. He placed 10th at this years national championships in Sol Vista Colorado. Check him out on page 84 in the “Riders WHo Inspire” Section. Then in the current November issue, Elke Brutsaert has a pic of her railing a corner on the way to her national championship winning run in the super D at Sol Vista. She is wearing a DEVO jersey in support of  the team during the weekend. Check her out on page 124.

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New Site is Now

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Yo Team. Here is our new website/blogsite. What do you think? Please be patient these next few months as we work out the kinks and get it to the perfect look and feel. Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions. Have a nice day.

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Boure Bike Fweest

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Here are the remaining rides offered for the Boure celebration of bikes. 

Wednesday September 30, 2009
La Etapa de la Reina

Mesa Verde 200k
8AM START – Meet at Roosa Avenue and US Hwy 160 West.

 Mesa Verde 100k
10AM START – Meet at Absolute Bakery, 110 South Main in Mancos.
 **Please note: There is an $8 Entry Fee, and lights are required to ride your bike through Mesa Verde National Park due a rather lengthy and dark tunnel.
Thursday October 1, 2009
Durango Singletrack MTB Ride – 20 miles and/or 2 hours
 Meet at Carver’s, 1022 Main Avenue
 *Ride with Ned Day

 Friday October 2, 2009
Tour of Eastern La Plata County – up to 60 miles

 Meet at Oscar’s, in the Town Plaza next to Kroeger’s Hardware Store
 *Riders should expect as much road-bike-suitable dirt roads as is possible.

 Saturday October 3, 2009

Baker’s Bridge-Old Shalona – 30 miles
Meet at bread – at Florida Rd and East Animas Rd (CR 250)
*Vintage Bike Day* (if you don’t have a vintage steed, bring your most unique or fun velo)

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Tad Elliott Stuff Sale

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Tad Elliott plus Elliott family gear sale is this Friday evening starting at 4pm-whenever then Saturday morning starting at 8 am. At the Elliott’s house 2613 Arroyo Drive. Please role by. There is Tons of Sunglasses and Cycling clothes. A couple of bikes and some nordic Skiing equipment. Tad is a DEVO alumni who is now a professional cross country ski and bike racer. In the bike racing department, he is currently looking for a new team, so keep your ears peeled.

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Commuting News

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The Multi Modal Transportation crew of the City of Durango and Amber have released their first newsletter. Check it here.September. They also have a new website up and running that can give you the lowdown on all the walk, bike or bussing around this sweet town.

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Cross Season News

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Sunday, Nov. 1– FLC NightCross – FLC Stadium 

Sunday, Nov. 8 – Dolores – Joe Rowell Park 

Sunday, Nov. 15 – Cortez

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Aztec

Sunday, Nov. 22 – Durango – Santa Rita Park 

Saturday, Dec. 5 – Russell the Musclecross – Buckley Park 

Sunday, Dec. 6 – Series Finals – FLC Stadium 



There will be three different start times:

Men A/40+


Men B/Open Women


We have some great sponsors this year that are helping us bring it up a notch: Animas Orthopedics/Rivergate Sports Medicine and Durango Coca-Cola are the presenting sponsors with many more helping to make it possible (flyer out soon).


PRACTICES: Wednesdays at 12noon


That for the first few weeks as later in the day conflicts with Football. Once you know the course you may practice at any time, just be aware in high traffic/paved sections. If the football team is using its whole practice area then avoid that part of the course (you can figure out a way do the barriers without conflicting). There is also baseball/softball/soccer and club sports using the area later in the day – it’ll be tough until November.




I have marked a ~ 6min. course starting at the softball complex toward Dirks Field (Soccer-East) then heading left (north). Orange flags mark the apex of turns 95% of the time – the other 5% they are there to give a long straightaway reference. When there are 2 and 3 flags it is a hairpin and/or in an area without a tree to mark the turn.

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Durango Little 500

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This wednesday night will be the Durango Little 500 track bike fun race to benefit the Volunteers of America. Registration is 5pm at the Fort Lewis College track. Teams of 4 race around the track using team tactics to win the ultimate prize, fun. This is a fun family event and all types of bikes are welcomed. Check out the DWC blog for the scoop.

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