Top Secret Training Camp was so rad. Durango DEVO would like to thank all the people who made this sweet thang possible. First off, Russ Zimmermann of Durango Cyclery took care off all the camp supplies, food, tent, stuff, and even the used groovers! Ulgh. With his trusty sidekick, Bill Pile, those two took care of every meal for 45 coached and campers. Dang! We’d also like to thank the coaches for volunteering their preseason time into fostering the bondage between the athletes. Kricket Lewis, Evan Elliott, Jon Bailey, Scott Shishim, Annie Cheeney, Chad Cheeney, Jess Reed, Daniel Walker and Sarah Tescher were all there shredding with the kids. We aslo had a crew of superstar friends who came out to lend a hand. Lisa Lieb, Greg Herbold, Bicycle Bob Gregorio, Jonathan Reed and Glen Shoemaker made the time to share the love. HB blew minds with his super high-teck rc truck! We’d also like to thank Trails 2000 for the tool usage, Dave Hagen at FLC Cycling for the tent and race course setup stuff, Devin at City Market for the sweet discount, the Burnett family for use of their groovers, Ted’s Party Rental and Bill joiner for the use of his van. Booya that was fun.Read More
Top Secret Training Camp Photos
The Durango Wheel Club has created a fund to help junior cyclists make sweet sweet cycling revolutions. If you are a junior and you need a little help for racing, riding or anything, check out the below forms.Read More
Do you want to got to the 2009 World Championships in Canberra, Australia?
This is what you must do. The 3 year old DEVO program has had 2 athletes make the US worlds team, Tad Elliott in 2007 on the U-23 xc squad and Taylor Borucki in 2008 on the junior dh squad.Read More
Todd Wells, Heikki Hall, Chris Heath, former resident Chris Van Dine and DEVO alumni Tad Elliott have been selected to the US Pan American race team. March 20-23, the US will bring 20 athletes to Chile to compete for the best of the Americas. Read the story here. Nice work Tad.Read More
The first weekend club rides went off today pretty darn smooth. Two groups rolled out the Valley and finished atop Old Shalona, and after a regroup, rolled back to sprint to the Welcome to Durango sign. This new addition to the DWC weekly lineup looks to be a good idea. Local bike talk show, Cycle Squawk will be hosting DWC’s leader, Spencer Compton this tuesday on 91.9 at 1130 am, or on line at kdur.org. Check out what he has to say. Remember the wednesday Time Trials as well. Check out that stuff here.
As head coach of the Durango DEVO team, I approve of this message. -Chad CheeneyRead More
Above is the qualification guidelines for July 16-19ths USA MTB National Championships in Sol Vista, Colorado. (Granby)Read More
Howdy DEVO nation. We had a board meeting last night and cranked out a ton of cool business. For those wondering, the Board team is Sarah Tescher (founder coach), Lynn Schneider (accountant), Dave Kerns (business honch,) Russ Zimmermann (local shop idea man,) Kyle Horn (u-19 teamster,) Kaila Hart (u-19 teamster,) Deniese Robbinns (rad lawyer,) Gaige Sippy (smiling promoter,) Travis Brown (industry insider,) and Chad Cheeney (founder and coach.) Dang.
Big time news is that the Rabbit Valley Rampage in Fruita has been moved from the weekend of 10-12 to the following weekend of the 17-19th. This is team DEVO’s first team race of the season, and the date change is a good thing as team practice begins March 30th. 2009-race-scedule
We are going to start up a JrDEVO kindergarden group ride on mondays from april to may. DEVO founder Sarah Tescher will be the coach and the program is all about getting good skills strted when your silly young. please email Sarah with questions and the sign up meeting will be next wednesday the 18th, 6-730 at the rec center.
DEVO Sign Up Meetings next week are monday U-19 from 630-730, tuesday U-14 from 630-730 and wednesday JrDEVO from 6-730 at the Durango Rec Center.
Animas Orthopedic/DEVO Short Track Series will run wednesday nights June 10 through August 26th. Taking place at the Factory Trails up on the south tongue of the FLC Campus, the season pass for 12 races is $100 or can be paid for one race at a time for $10. There will be B, A and Jr categories.
Scholarships are available for the 2009 season and can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Ride Like a Kid fundraiser was good to the children of 2009. Concerns about our speaker that night have been addressed.
The Velo Swap in May has been renamed to the DEVO Bike Swap after the owner of the registered name Velo Swap contacted IHBC promoter Gaige and told him to change it or else. Dang. So we changed it. The swap was donated to DEVO two seaons ago by the IHBC and is now our sweet spring fundraiser that takes place the friday of the Iron Horse weekend.Read More
Keep up with the FLC road team this spring on their new blog, http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/. There are races every weekend until late may. Durango DEVO has several riders competing for the road squad. Nora Richards, Ben Kraushaar, Grady James and Colorado School of Mines rider Joe Schneider are all big on collegiate cycling. Ride on.Read More
Coach Dave Hagen and the Fort Lewis Cycling team will be running road time trials on several courses out the valley. The FLC Time Trial practices will continue this Wednesday (yesterday) at 4pm with the infamous Dead Squirrel TT that starts at Sweeneys. (the corner of HWY 550N and CR 203 west valley). It is a 15K course that goes north on 203, right on Trimble Lane, right on HWY 550 going south and then a hard right back onto 203. There will be two more Dead Squirrel TTs (March 11 and 18) and then the Dead Elk TT will run from March 25 through April 15.
Come on and time your trial with the FLC cyclists every wednesday.Read More
The spring Durango DEVO fundraiser, Ride Like a Kid is tonight at the Community Concert Hall of Fort Lewis College. Doors open at 530 and the show goes until 730. Tour de France announcer and former team 7-11 domestic Bob Roll will be the host and guests include, Ned Overend, Greg Herbold, Ruthie Matthes, Tad Elliott, Darian Harvey, Jimmy Deaton, Chris Wherry, Mike Engleman, Jimmy Kight, Cindy Whitehead and Elke Brutsaert. It will be a sweet event to benefit the kids. All proceeds go to 2009 DEVO rider scholarships. See you there.Read More
Oh Yes, it is finally here. The jrDEVO spring season will begin the week of April 6th and will ride until the week of Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Here is all the info one could ask for, springinfosheet
There will be a sign up meeting on wednesday March 18th from 6-7:30pm at the Durango Recreation Center. It is here where we will answer questions of rider placement and take payment and paperwork for the sweet spring action. Feel free to print off the forms below and send them to our po box ahead of time. Medical, liability and code of conduct must all be completed. Cost is $120.00 per ride group. Groups ride 8 weeks.Read More
Recently hired Fort Lewis Cycling road coach, Matt Shriver will be the guest on KDUR’s Cycle Squawk, the local cyclig radio talk show hosted by Russ and Chad. Listen at 91.9 or online at kdur.org. The show airs from 1130-12. Next weeks guest will be former downhill world champion, Miles Rockwell.Read More
It is time to sign up for 2009 at our annual Durango Wheel Club Registration Party!
This is your best opportunity to sign-up for the 2009 season,to learn more about what is happening in 2009 and to volunteer for this seasons events. The DWC Steering Committee members will be on hand to answer your questions.
When: Friday February 27th from 5:30-8:30 Where: The Smiley Building located at 1309 E 3rd Avenue. What: Food from Bread, soft drinks and your first two beers from Durango Brewery are free to all 2009 members! Guests (non-members) can purchase beer and food at the party. Who: All supporters of the DWC! Pre-registered members can pick-up their membership cards at the door. For more information on becoming a member please visit: http://www.durangowheelclub.com/
See you on Friday!
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