DEVO is Off to Crested Butte

The U-14 and U-19 mens and womens teams will be in Crested Butte this weekend for the Wildflower Rush. Events start saturday with the cross country followed by sundays’ super downhill and downhill races. Check back here through the weekend for updates on the racing action.

Have a nice weekend

Coach Chad

2008 Worlds Team Member to Have Surgery Thursday

U-19 DEVO/TenTen downhill racer, Taylor Borucki will undergo exploratory surgery on his right ankle after badly spraining it two weeks ago while riding in the Test Tracks, (rumor has Taylor injuring himself jumping on the bed.) It was later that same day that the 2008 USA World Team was announced, Taylor being one of seven named to the junior downhill squad. He is looking to be back on the bike in six to eight weeks. Taylor worked hard over the rough winter months, training with coach Chad Cheeney to make the team. Bad timing took care of that. Cross your fingers for Taylor and give him a high five for accomplishing his goal. The World Championships taking place in Italy this week, fellow Durangatang, Todd Wells was also named to the senior cross country team. Check here on through the weekend to keep up on the results. 

Results for Factory Trails STXC #2

June 16th

* from now on, B category racers will start at 6pm and A racers to follow at 6:30pm

B Women; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Kaila Hart, 3. Joan Walker, 4. Summer Ellefson

B Men; 1. Elliott Saslow, 2. Daniel Walker, 3. Jack Ellefson

A Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Kricket Lewis

A Men; 1. Travis Brown, 2. Tad Elliott, 3. Troy Wells, 4. Andy Schultz, 5, Cale Redpath (1×1,) 6. Miles Venzara, 7. Drew Etsall, 8. Dustin Wanstrath, 9. Eric McCalister, 10. Mike Wilk, 11. Brendan Shafer, 12. Martin Cox, 13. Joe Schneider, 14. Howard Grotts, 15. Gino Pastore, 16. Lars Ellefson, 17. Chase Orrick, 18. Sepp Kuss, 19. Joe Burtoni, 20. Kyle Horn

DEVO STXC Series Tonight @ Factory Trails

Tonight is the night. The Factory Trails are located on the southernmost tip of the Fort Lewis College campus. To get there, ride you bike to the southernmost tip of the campus mesa. See ya there. A $5 donation to the DEVO team will cover ya.

DEVO Short Track Schedule Revised….TAKE NOTE

Take Note The Schedule has Changed Slightlydevo-shorttrack-schedule1

Every Wednesday night at 6pm for B men and women, and 630 for A men and women, DEVO will host a short track training race at a location near you. These are training rides and are covered by USA Cycling at a cost of $1.50 a rider. DEVO will ask a $5.00 donation to take part in each event. Results will be posted on this website after each event and a top secret, season ending points tabulation will occur in a sweet manor. Coaches Annie and Chad will be running each event.



June 18th Factory Trails 

@ Fort Lewis College, behind the bader dorms, 600pm B;s 20min STXC, 630pm A’s 30min STXC

June 25th Factory Trails

@ Fort Lewis College, 600pm B men and women, 630 A’s STXC

July 2nd Sport Ridge Lapper

@ Horse Gulch Meadow 6pm B’s 3laps, 630 A’s 5 laps

July 9th Three Springs

@ Three Springs, 6pm B’s 20 min, 630 A’s 30 min STXC

July 16th Durango Sports Clubber

@ Durango Sports Club 530pm TT, 600pm B’s 4 laps, 630 A’s 6 laps

July 23rd Factory Trails

@ FLC Campus behind bader dorms, 6pm B’s 20 min, 630 A’s 30 min STXC

July 30th Dump Run

@ Test Tracks Dump, 6pm B’s 20 min,  630pm A’s 30 min STXC

August 6th Dump Run

@ Test Tracks Dump, 6pm B’s 20 min, 630pm A’s 30min STXC

August 13th Three Springs

@ Three Springs, 6pm B’s 20 min, 630pm A’s 30min STXC

On Your Mark, Get Ready…..GO!


August 30th Uphill Race at DMR

The date has been changed from the 16th of August to August 30th for Durango Mountain Resort and Durango DEVO’s uphill mtb race. The name for the event has not been picked yet, so if you have any good ideas, contact

U-19 Mens Team Talks with Miller Middle School Students

Tuesday morning, the U-19 mens team met up with 20 summer school students at miller middle school. Mrs. Winston Dines’ class was all ears for the 30 min talk on developing passion for things and stuff like that. The students interests ranged from skateboarding to video games. Daniel, Kyle, Chase, Howard and coach Chad talked of their introduction to mountain bike racing and how it has positively effected their lives.

Scott Shishim and U-19 Ladies Talk Bike Maintenence

Tuesday morning the Durango DEVO U-19 ladies team met up with local super mechanic/bike shredder, Scott Shishim at Durango Cyclery for an informative session on the art of bicycle maintenance. Scott used the ladies’ bikes as models to teach them how to perform basic skills such as, lubing a chain properly, tuning disc brakes, adjusting derailuers and looking for noises. Thank you Scott for your demonstration and passion for a properly tuned bicycle.

BMX Racing is Rad

This weekend I tested the waters in the BMX scene here in Durango and man was it cool. I highly suggest giving BMX a chance. It was not only super fun on the bike, ripping the track, but just being around all the cool little rippers was worth it. There are tons of race dates on the weekends and on wednesday nights. DEVO riders, Stephan Davoust, Chris Blevins, Shane Ellis, Tilden Berriman, Adam Short and Wyatt were all there throwing down. Super fun. Check out their website for more info at

See you out there

Coach Chad

Telegraph Time Trial Results 6-13-08

Last timeses results.

Friday the 13th was fast up ol’ Telephone Hill. A large number of the Dyrango DEVO squad set personal bests on this day. Nice work team! *(pr) means personal record

U-19 Ladies

Hannah 26:24(pr), Kayla 26:35, Joan 27:08, Alicia 20:07(pr)

U-19 Men

Kyle 19:03, Howard 18:06, Daniel 26:30

U-14 Girls

Lily 30:34(pr), Emily 31:46(pr), Amy 31:15(pr), Avra 39:48(pr), Elyse 31:23(pr), Hannah Q 28:58(pr), Martina 34:42(pr), Hanna 34:41(pr)

U-14 Boys 

Gino 18:06, Sepp 19:52(pr), Stephan 22:05(pr), Chris 22:47, Collin 23:27(pr), Levi 24:49, Elliott 25:57(pr), Hank 28:59, Tucker 25:53(pr), James 29:54, Haakon 22:17(pr)

Role Models/Coaches

Coach Annie 27:13(pr), Coach Evan 19:30, FLC Coach Dave 19:59, Coach Jess 34:43, Tad 15:23(pr), Coach Chad 17:16, Lars 18:27

The next DEVO Telegraph Time Trial is July 25th 8-10am.

Results for Three Springs #1

June 11th

B Open Male; 1. Doug Boykin, 2. Scott Simmons, 3. Field Blevins, 4. Steve Autry, 5. Chris Blevins, 6. Levi Kurlander, 7. Elliott Slaslow, 8. James Shahan 

B Open Female; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Kaila Hart, 3. Joan Walker, 4. Sarah Autry, 5. Kaylee Blevins, 6. Emily Schaldach, 7. Elyse Massone, 8. Hannah Quick, 9. Avra Slaslow, 10. Martina Panzee

Jr DEVO; Derrick, Adam, Devin, Drew, Kevin, Tilden, Bryce, Grace, Quinn, Ellie, Liam, Wiley, Emorey, Colby, and Abbey

A Women Open; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Teal Stetson-Lee

A Men Open; 1. Travis Brown, 2. Tad Elliott, 3. Frank Mapel, 4. Miles Venzara, 5. Chad Wells, 6. Dustin Wanstrath 7. Chad Cheeney, 8. Howard Grotts, 9. Gino Pastore, 10. Joe Burtoni, 11. Chase Orrick, 12. Martin Cox, 13. Kyle Horn, 14. Andrew Wait, 15. Sepp Kuss

Three Springs STXC Was Radical

Watching kids race, or ride bikes is awesome. Thanks to Brenda, Tim, and Ken at Three Springs. Tim and his cool crew at Zia. Jeanne and Mark, Raquel, Pricilla, Claudia, Bob and Miles for their help with the registration and course set up. And a special thanks to all the parents of kids who ride bikes, you are doing good work.


Results from this first of a bunch, short track race series, will be up soon. Stay tuned as the series schedule will receive a last minute change for several venues. The next scheduled Three Springs races will be July 9th, and August 13th. Sweet!

Girls, Girls, Girls by Chase Orrick

Way to go to the U-19 ladies DEVO squad. Headed up by Coach Kricket Lewis, the hard core women have been out training hard for their upcoming team race in Crested Butte on June 21st. Rock onward!

Three Springs/DEVO Circuit Race Tonight

Tonight is the night to kick off the DEVO short track series out at Three Springs. Registration will begin at 5pm with the first race starting at 5:30 for the B men and women. 6pm will see the elementary aged Jr DEVO riders shredding the course with their fresh skills from spring practice. 6:30 will start the A men and women. The circuit course is a 3-6min lap with a gradual packed dirt climb, to a sandy sweet, wide descent, and a long finishing strait. Zia Taquaria will be serving burritos at the Three Springs hangout area from 6:30 to 8pm. Local musician Robin Davis will be entertaining during the post race grub-fest. Cost for the event is $10 to race and 7$ for the sweet Zia bag dinner. All proceeds go towards the running of the Durango DEVO team. Thanks for the support and we’ll see you there.