Snowdown Chapman Hill Downhill this Super Bowl Sunday

This Super Bowl Sunday at Chapman Hill 11am
Snowdown Chapman Hill Bike Downhill

This event is now a single slalom course event. Basically one rad, turny dh-ish course down Chapman Hills snow covered slalom and 4cross courses of the past. An open practice period with an option of timing your runs will be followed by a qualifying run for each rider. Then for the finals, riders in each category will get one run with the fastest qualifying rider starting last. Should make for some fun nail biting action!

All bikes are allowed, skinny or fat.
Its Snowdown, so geek out if you want.

Pro & Am Men
Open Women

Sweet Prize list for top finishers, most improved and Snowdown Spirit Award

Registration will be from 10:00 – 11:59 AM right next to the Chapman Skating Rink. Event cost is …. FREE. Riders will need to wear a helmet and sign 2 waivers.

10:00 – 11:00 AM – Open course for practice
11:00 – 11:50 AM – Practice and option of timed runs
12:00PM Rider meeting
12:10 PM (Noon) – Qualifying and Finals
4:00PM Super Bowl 49ers 34 Ravens 31 (prediction by chad)

Bring snow shovel for course work if interested. Coursework will be allowed until Noon.

Bring your own Hot Chocolate, or use the concession at the Chapman Rink. Water and Bathrooms included

Prize will be awarded on site for someone who promises create a short video edit!

This event is sponsored by Durango Devo and is for Fun
Contact Lucas at for more info
and if interested in helping design and shovel a sweet course in, be there at 9am with a shovel


City Seeks Comments on Horse Gulch Open Space Management Plan

Durango, CO: The City of Durango is seeking comments from the public on the Horse Gulch
Open Space Management Plan. The draft Management Plan provides a framework for the
sound stewardship of the Horse Gulch open space area and is available for review on the City’s
website at and by clicking on Hot Topics.
Horse Gulch is part of a large open space and recreational area that includes public lands
owned by the City of Durango, La Plata County, and the Bureau of Land Management. This
entire landscape encompasses more than 3,600 acres and includes the Telegraph, Raider
Ridge and Horse Gulch Trail System – an approximately 60-mile natural surface single track trail
network used exclusively for non-motorized recreation.
Public comments on the draft Management Plan are encouraged and should be submitted in
writing by email to by January 31, 2013. For additional information,
please contact Durango Parks and Recreation Department at 375-7321.

Snowdown Roller Races Next Wednesday at the Steaming Bean

Steaming Bean – 915 Main Hosted by the Durango Wheel Club
Head-to-head bicycle races on stationary indoor rollers, contestants provide their own bicycles, road-type with 700c front wheels. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins the prize!
Categories: men 18+, women 18+.
Event Coordinator: Ivan Unkokvsky – 970-749-0030
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before Event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category

Devo Super Fan Teal is Selling Stuff

Single Bike box -Bike Pro USA- $70
Green Swiss top brake pads (brand-new still in the bag)- $5

Random MTB tires:
1- 26″ Specialized The Captain (Used)- $5
1- 26″ Specialized Sauserwind (Used)- $5
2- 26″ Kenda Small Block 8 (lightly used) $10/per tire

Bike shoes size 40 (not women specific):
1 pair Mavic Road Zxellium ultimate (lightly used)- $150
2 pairs Mavic MTB Fury (used)- $100/ pair
1 pair Mavic MTB Fury (brand new!)- $250

Teal was on Sweet Elite in 2011!
Teal was on Sweet Elite in 2011!

Boggy Draw Campout w/ U14 Girls

NICA Annual Awards Announced

NICA is pleased to announce the 2012 NICA Annual Award winners!

The NICA Awards were established in 2010 to honor student-athletes, coaches, volunteers and partners that have made outstanding contributions toward the development of high school cycling and the national high school mountain biking movement.

This year, NICA Awards will be given to 13 individuals in 10 different categories that were selected from a field of more than 222 nominees from NICA Leagues across the country.

Specialized Student-Athlete Leadership Award
The Student Athlete Leadership Award honors student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, sportsmanship, academic performance and volunteerism in their team, school and community. The recipients are:
* Josie Nordrum, Redwood High School, NorCal High School Cycling League
* Zachary Tucker, Lyons High School, Colorado High School Cycling League

Trek Student-Athlete All Star Award
The All-Star Student Athlete Award recognizes student-athletes for their outstanding competitive achievements and potential for future success in competitive cycling. The recipients are:
* Kate Courtney, Branson High School, NorCal High School Cycling League
* Lucas Newcomb, Sir Francis Drake High School, NorCal High School Cycling League

Jeep Extraordinary Courage Award
The Extraordinary Courage Award recognizes student-athletes who have persevered through challenging circumstances and overcome adversity to develop and excel as a model student athlete. The recipients are:
* DeShaun Smith, C.K. MCClatchy High School, NorCal High School Cycling League
* Mark Doty, Oakley High School, Utah High School Cycling League

SRAM Coach of The Year Award
The Coach of the Year Award acknowledges a head coach whose qualities as a leader and motivator embodies NICA’s mission to provide student-athletes with the coaching and camaraderie to help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive goals in a safe and enjoyable manner. The recipients are:
* Whitney Pogue, Summit Academy High School, Utah High School Cycling League
* Ken Mozek, San Ramon Valley High School, NorCal High School Cycling League

Clif Bar and Company Volunteer Service Award
The Volunteer Service Award honors an exceptional volunteer whose dedication of time, expertise and enthusiasm goes above and beyond to make a difference in the organization. The recipients is:
* Nick Gualtieri, St. Francis High School, SoCal High School Cycling League

Quality Bike Products Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award honors an individual whose dedication to high school mountain biking has resulted in positive impacts on youth, the community and the organization. This individual is an outstanding representative of the organization internally and externally. The recipient is:
* Ed Fischer, Camas Composite, Washington High School Cycling League

Primal Wear Race Production Partner Award
The Race Production Partner Award acknowledges an individual whose outstanding partnership role in race productions is key to the success of a leagues race event production. The recipient is:
* Martha Flynn, Minnesota High School Cycling League

Easton Foundations League Founder Award
The League Founders Award recognizes an individual’s commitment, enthusiasm, perseverance, and outstanding contributions in establishing a NICA High School Cycling League. The recipient is:
* Lori Harward, Utah High School Cycling League

NICA Legacy Award
The NICA Legacy Award honors an individual for their tremendous philanthropic support of NICA and NICA Leagues. The recipient is:
* Mike Sinyard, Specialized Bicycles

Come support the winners at the NICA Awards Benefit Ride and Banquet! Both events will be on January 12th, 2013 with the ride at Ft. Ord and the banquet at the Specialized world headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. Register today for either the ride and/or the banquet here.

Coach Chad Cheeney’s Favoritest Pictures from 2012

Last Devo Practice of 2012 Just Happened

Coach Chad, Sierra, Emily and Lucas set the new Devo world record by being the latest date Devo practice in history.
December 18th, finishing practice at the Durango Recreation Center parking lot at 5:37pm. Witness was Christine Trout.

Devo Push Bike Group Rules

2012 Random Fat Bike Photos

These bikes are amazing. Check out for more action.