Program Info

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This group is for kids ages 2-4 who ride a Strider or push bike only. Parent participation may be requested for kids younger than 4. This is a 6-week long session, with practice beginning at a different location each week. Your coach will email you a schedule a week before the season starts with additional information.

Contact Aubrey Volger (aubrey@durangodevo.com) for more information about the Push Bike groups.

Spring 2018 Push Bike Groups

Monday 10-11am
Monday 4-5pm
Thursday 10-11am
Thursday 4-5pm


Below are descriptions to help you place your child in the appropriate grade level group.

If you have additional questions regarding Junior Devo or placement of your child, please contact Aubrey, Junior Devo Program Manager,  aubrey@durangodevo.com.

Continue to scroll down to see the days and times for groups.

**Some of the groups have changed for 2018.  We encourage you to register your child in the appropriate grade based group.**

Push Bike

  • Kids on push bikes.  No pedal bikes.

Preschool Training Wheels

  • Kids on pedal bikes with training wheels.
  • Kids without training wheels but still having a hard time starting stopping on their own 50% of the time.
  • The goal is to get training wheels off so they can pedal independently.

Preschool

  • Rides a pedal bike solo.
  • No training wheels.
  • Able to start and stop on their own 50% of the time.

Kindergarten

  • Confident on a pedal bike and IN Kindergarten
  • No training wheels
  • Coaster brakes or handbrakes welcome
  • Able to ride on dirt trails

Special Needs

  • Currently enrolled in school, 2nd-5th grade
  • Current IEP for autism, serious emotional disability, or other mild to moderate cognitive or developmental delays.
  • Must be willing to provide the Coach, a licensed social worker, with your child’s behavior intervention plan for review.
  • Child is able to verbally communicate.
  • Must have a recommendation from a licensed social worker.
  • If you have interest in this program, please reach out to Erica McCalden, LSW, 970.692.4104 for more information.
1st Grade
  • Confident on a Pedal bike
  • Hand brakes highly encouraged (no coaster brakes)
  • No training wheels
  • Able to ride on dirt trails

2nd-3rd Grade Beginner

  • New to Devo
  • New to Mountain Biking
  • Coaster Brakes or Uses Front and Rear brake independently
  • Does not change gears while pedaling
  • Is not familiar with parallel pedals
  • Sits while pedaling and descending

2nd-3rd Grade Intermediate

  • Confident with parallel pedals
  • Confident with front and rear braking (no coaster brakes)
  • Beginning to learn gear changes while pedaling
  • Able to stand while pedaling

4th-5th Grade Beginner

  • New to Devo
  • New to Mountain Biking
  • Uses Front and Rear brake independently, or only uses one and never the other.
  • Does not change gears while pedaling
  • Is not familiar with parallel pedals
  • Sits while pedaling and descending

4th-5th Grade Intermediate

  • Confident with parallel pedals
  • Confident with front and rear braking
  • Confident changing gears while pedaling
  • Able to stand while pedaling
  • Wheel sizes 24”-29”

3rd-5th Grade Advanced

  • Goals to join upper-level programs one day.
  • Able to have faster practices with less stopping.
  • Confident with operation controls (gears, brakes)
  • 26”-29” Wheel Bike

2nd-4th Grade All Girls Beginner

  • New to Devo
  • New to Mountain Biking
  • Uses Front and Rear brake independently, or only uses one and never the other.
  • Does not change gears while pedaling
  • Is not familiar with parallel pedals
  • Sits while pedaling and descending

3rd-5th Grade All Girls Advanced

  • This is for girls with intermediate/advanced skills and ladies wanting to join the U14 girls’ team.
  • Confident with parallel pedals
  • Confident with front and rear braking
  • Confident changing gears while pedaling
  • Able to stand while pedaling and descending
  • 24”-29” Wheel Bike recommended

 

Below is Spring 2018 Junior Devo Schedule of Offerings: 

  • All Spring Junior Devo Groups Start the week of April 2nd.
  • Push bike groups are now 6-week sessions.
  • All other groups are 8-week sessions.
Monday Push Bike AM 10-11am
Monday Push Bike PM 4-5 pm
Monday Kinder 2:15-3:45pm
Monday 1st Grade 2:15-4:15pm
Monday 2nd-3rd Grade Intermediate 4-6 pm
Monday 2nd-5th All Girls 4-6pm
Monday Special Needs 2nd-5th Grade 4-6pm
Tuesday Preschool AM 10-11:15am
Tuesday Preschool PM 4-5:15pm
Tuesday 1st Grade 4-6 pm
Tuesday 2nd-3rd Grade Intermediate 4-6pm
Tuesday 2nd-3rd Grade Beginner 4-6pm
Wednesday Preschool AM 10-11:15am
Wednesday Preschool PM 4-5:15pm
Wednesday Kinder 4-5:30pm
Wednesday 4th-5th Grade Advanced 4-6pm (Race Team)
Wednesday 4th-5th Grade Beginner/Intermediate 4-6pm
Thursday Push Bike AM 10-11am
Thursday Push Bike PM 4-5pm
Thursday Preschool Training Wheels Only 4-5:15pm
Thursday 3rd-5th Co-ed Advanced 4-6 pm

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The Devo Explorers are a  middle school-high school weekly program for riders looking to learn the fundamentals of mountain biking in a non-competitive environment. This is one of our fastest growing programs, and is always a blast! Contact Sarah Tescher (sarah@durangodevo.com) or Nan Cresto (nancresto@gmail.com) for more information about joining the Devo Explorers!

The Devo Explorers have two different options:

  1. The Ramblers group is for riders age 6th grade and up. Ramblers is for those kids who are newer to the Explorers group and don’t have as much experience camping or bikepacking.
  2. The Trailblazers group is for high schoolers or 8th graders with previous explorer experience.

The goal of the program is to learn how to use bikes as tools for exploring and self-sufficiency (touring, commuting, bike building,etc). Each session ends with a self supported camping/touring trip the heart of the Southwest. There is a Spring Session, and a Fall session. Each rider is responsible to get their bikes ready for the Explorer trip. Depending upon the bike and gear availability, a rack and panniers may need to be purchased. Durango Cyclery is the Explorer shop and gives discounts to all Explorer families.

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The Devo U14 group is for middle schoolers interested in continuing to build skills and ability on the bike. Although these youth may still be interested in other sports, this group is more serious than Junior Devo. The U14’s meet more often and have the option of traveling to races and going on camping/riding trips with their coaches.  Racing is not mandatory. Promoting the sport in a fun environment and learning skills is still the overall goal of U14. The season is broken into 3 parts with 3 highlights for each season:

Spring: Top Secret Training Camp!

Summer: summer trip plus more options for racing!

Fall: the U14 Fall adventure trip!

2nd Avenue Sports gives the U14 and U19 teams discounts for all riders on the teams.

Contact Chad Cheeney (chad@durangodevo.com) for more information!

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Devo Flyers 

The Devo Flyers group is for competent riders aged 6th-12th grade.Riders in 6th or 7th grade will need to talk to a coach to see if the program is fitting.

The Flyers focus on gravity oriented bike sports and learn the ins and outs of Enduro, DH, dirt-jumping, and more. This group is all about big air, big tires, and having fun in the down-hill direction!

Contact Rob Nichols (rnichols656@gmail.com) for more information!

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U19 (Springtime only!)

The Devo U19 program is for high school aged riders who are very comfortable on their bikes, with some technical skills and fitness to keep up on long rides. The program is 2 days a week. During the Fall U19 riders participate in the Colorado NICA High School League.

The program will follow a skills-and-thrills based approach to weekly rides and will teach how to have a good healthy time on a mountain bike. Team camaraderie, teamwork, and life skills are the bread and butter of this program.

The Team will road trip to several ride weekends/races throughout the season. However, racing is not mandatory.

The “new” Devo Race Program (DPR) is an additional 1 day per week add-on to the U19 program. DRP is for motivated riders looking to train for specific racing goals. DRP will receive extra benefits in recovery, injury prevention, and race nutrition from Mercy Sports Medicine, CrossFit Catacombs, and Tailwind Nutrition.

This is an add-on program that will meet Wednesdays and some Saturdays (depending on race schedules) from March-July. Practices will start and finish at different places each week and riders will need to be able to get from school to trailheads around town. Coach Chad will lead up this new program and the main goal is to give any Devo rider the chance to learn race skills and train specifically for their racing goals. All U19 riders have the option to add on the DRP practices. The practice days will reflect the group’s goals towards the local, regional and national events. Short Tracks, hill climbs, time trials, skills instruction, race simulation will be offered, plus much more. DRP athletes will also receive comprehensive race support and individualized training schedules if requested.

Coach Chad recommends this program for any traditional 3 days per week U19er looking to improve their race craft or wanting a more guided spring/summer race season. He also recommends doing the 2-day U19 programming as well to provide the best weekly riding habits. Contact Devo Head Coach Chad@durangodevo.com if you have questions.

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The Devo Cross team is open to all levels of rider to learn the sport of Cyclocross.  This group meets 2x/week during November and December.  The team races in the local Cyclocross series and may take a trip to the USAC Cyclocross National Championships (racing is not mandatory to participate). Skill development is at the heart of this program as riding in the snow, mud, and sleet is good skill development for all cycling disciplines.  Riders are not required to have a cross bike, but we highly recommend it as mountain bikes can get worn down quickly in the adverse condition of cyclocross.

Contact Chad Cheeney (chad@durangodevo.com) for more information.

Back by popular demand! Devo is offering a ride for Devo’s fabulous moms, led by one of our coaches to learn skills and have fun with each other! This group is for advanced beginners to upper intermediate and above riders. If you can ride up horse gulch road to the meadow no-problem, then you can ride with this group. If you like to ride your bike, but just want to learn more skills and hang with the ladies, this group is for you! Coach Bri is back for another season and we can’t wait!

Contact Aubrey at aubrey@durangodevo.com for more information!