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Road Race This Weekend

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Yep. This saturday and sunday, Fort Lewis College Cycling will be hosting a time trial, criterium and road race here in Durango. Attached is the race flyer with all the specifics. There are open USA Cycling licensed races for all three events. There are however no junior categories. With the purchase of a one day license for 10 bones, juniors can race in the mens 4/5 group or the open women. Sundays road race is a circuit on campus that includes a decent down goeglin and up the 8th ave front hill. Tough and sweet. 09-flc-squawker-road-flyer

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Jr DEVO Ride Schedules

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It is time to unveil the 2009 Jr DEVO spring ride schedules. Rides begin the week of April 6th. YeeHa! Also, please remember to swing by Hassle Free Sports on North Main for your last minute cycling needs. They are the official JrDEVO sponsor and offer sweet deals on bikes and gear for those participating in the spring program. 

All Rides are 4-6pm except for the Kindergarten ride which is 4-530pm.

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Tour de Fort is Wednesday

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Below is a parade that will benefit a youth bike program this summer. Looks like you just show up on a bike and cruise around.

Wednesday, April 1st – Tour de Fort Bike Rally and Parade

What: Show your support for getting more people on bicycles at Fort Lewis College. Come to FLC’s first-ever bike rally and parade with music, snacks, speakers, possibly tune-ups, and pedal-powered parade through campus.  Wear costumes, ring bells, cheer loudly, and provide feedback on potential FLC bike programs.  For every bike that participates in the parade, the Environmental Center will make a donation to the new summer youth bike program.  More details on the way….When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where:  FLC amphitheater

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Saturday DEVO News

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*Practice begins this week for U-14, 19 mens and womens summer DEVO development programs. U-14 boys meet monday and friday, U-14 girls wednesday ad friday, U-19 ladies monday, wednesday and friday, and the U-19 men on tuesday, wednesday and friday. All rides practice from 400 to 600pm to and from the Durango Recreation Center.

*Jr DEVO spring session rides will begin the week of Monday April 6th. Ride schedules will be sent to all participants via email next week. There is still some openings in the 7 offered weekly rides. Please contact annie@durangodevo.com for info.

*Durango Junior DEVO Spring Pedal Test at Three Springs. This will be the session ending fun ride and race for all Jr DEVO spring session riders and their families. It will be around 5-6pm and should be a hoot.

*The trails are amazing!

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Elliott 13th in Chile

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U-19 DEVO alumni Tad took the pan American championships on last weekend to a 13th place finish and the highest u-23 in the strong international field. It was his first big mtb race of the season, and he has plenty more upcoming. After  domestic packed 2008 race season, 2009 offers up a more international menu. There are too many world cups to remember, but Tad will be there and not so much at the big Colorado races. Good luck Tad. results

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Top Secret Training Camp Photos

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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.

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To the Top

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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.

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Durango Wheel Club Info

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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 Cheeney

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DEVO News 3-11-09

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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 chad@durangodevo.com. 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.

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