DEVO News 4-30

This weekend may 2-4 brings the Chalk Creek Stampede in Nathrop, CO for the U-14 and U-19 DEVO teams. This is their second team race of the season. The team will camp out together and race cross country and mountain cross on sat and short track and slalom on sun. Good Luck to them.

Friday, the U-14 girls will practice at 330-545 with coach Jess Reed.

June 11th will be a summer jr DEVO circuit race and fun ride at Three Springs, 530pm. A Zia Taqeria and Robin Davis on the guitar will follow the jr DEVO race at 630. This is a DEVO fundraiser and is open to anyone. Racing categories are B Men/Women, jr DEVO Shredders, and A Men/Women. It takes place on a sweet course behind Mercy. More info soon.

Velo Swap is around the corner. Taking place over Iron Horse weekend, it will be at the fairgrounds again, in the same room as registration. It will be huge. Thanks to Gaige at IHBC for donating this sweet fundraiser to our program. Please remember to dust off the lingering bike mess and sell it at our swap. Contact for more info.

Also, the jr DEVO AllGirlsRiders were spotted by the local channel 10 in the Durango Mountain Park. Look for the young riders laying down the law during the May month.

Have nice weekend.

Coach Chad 

IDTV and Durango DEVO Unite

Starting thursday, DEVO will have a short segment on Durango’s IDTV. The show will air monday through friday, 7-10 am and 7-9pm. IDTV has been awesome and is giving Chase Orrick the freedom to produce the DEVO shorts. The segments will continue throughout the summer, and will be shown for two weeks at a time. Check out their website at Thank you Annie, Chase and John n’ Louisa at IDTV for all the action and hard work behind the scenes. 

Offenburg, Gremany was World Cup #2

DEVO friend Todd Wells kept his Olympic dreams alive by placed 2nd American in the second round of wrold cup action this past weekend. Todd placed 23rd and american Adam Craig had a sweet finish in eight place. Gorgia Gould was 13th and Mary McConneloug was 16th. These four Americans are all great role models for are sport. Stay tuned through the season on cycling Go Todd!

Alien Run Was Sandy Sweet

Sundays’ Alien Run race in Aztec New Mexico was small town sweet. About 40 racers showed up to take on the sandy singletrack. DEVO board member and friend, Travis Brown took the win. That guy is good! DEVO represented well with Kyle Horn 1st in jr EX, Joan Walker 1st jr sport, Daniel Walker 1st jr sport, Levi Kurlander 2nd jr sport, Chris Blevins 1st jr beginner, Coach Kricket 1st singlespeed women, Coach Greg 5th pro men, Alumni Tad Elliott 3rd pro men, Devo Helpers Robin Guillaume and Brendan Shafer 3rd and 4th singlespeed men, Miles Venzara 4th pro men, and Coach Chad 2nd singlespeed men. Nice work to all who showed up and represented the team. These small local races are things of beauty. Thanks Alien Run!

Trails 2000 Trail Work Opportunities


TRAILWORK:Where: Big CanyonDate: TUESDAY, May 6, 2008

When: 4:00 pm  to 7:00 pm

Meet: Entrance to Big Canyon, behind New Country Auto

Projects: Benchcutting, installing drainages, armoring and brush cutting. We’ll be there rain or shine.

Please wear/bring long pants, long shirt, sturdy boots, sunscreen, hat and enough water to drink for several hours. Bring a friend!

Directions: Camino Del Rio to Dominguez Drive, the stoplight at New Country. Turn left at T and you’ll see BLM Parking Sign.  Sign in, grab a designated tool and hike up Big Canyon. We’ll move toward South Rim if you want to join us after work.

Other dates to jot down on your calendar:

Wednesday Trail Work Parties will take place starting May 14 at Sale Barn.

Saturday, May 17: IMBA Trailbuilding School. Must sign up at by May 10 or sooner.

The IMBA Trailbuilding School will take place in Durango. The class begins at 9a until 4p. This is a very informative class on building sustainable trails and various techniques used to repair trails.

Wednesday, June 11: Annual Volunteer & Members’ Picnic

Wednesday, June 25: Bike to Work Day

Thursday, June 26: Commuter Challenge

Saturday/Sunday June 28-29: Colorado Trail: Champion Venture Mine to Gudy’s.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday: July 25-27: Colorado Trail at Blackhawk

If you can help with these events or our annual Colorado Trail Work Crew , please email or call at the numbers below.  970-259-4682  OR 


Telegraph Time Trial Results 4-25-08

Durango DEVO’s first monthly time trial was today. Telegraph hill climb starts at the parking lot of horse gulch at the off road vehicle sign, and finishes after the final telegraph shoot, and a hard right at the top, just between the rocks lined in the dirt. 

4-25-08, 4pm, tailwind up horse gulch, hardpack, dry and a little dusty.

U-19 Men

Howard Grotts 17:51, Kyle Horn 19:46, Taylor Borucki 21:54, Daniel Walker 25:05

U-19 Ladies

Alicia Rose Pastore 21:20, Kaila Hart 26:21, Joan Walker 30:00, Hannah Madden 30:22

U-14 Girls

Kaylee Blevins 31:10, Emily Schaldach 35:00, Elyse Massone 40:20, Hannah Quick 40:20

U-14 Boys

Gino Pastore 18:31, Sepp Kuss 20:17, Stephan Davoust 22:38, Haakon Sigurslid 22:54, Christopher Blevins 23:15, Collin Francom 25:08, Levi Kurlander 26:24, Elliott Slaslow 26:44, Hank Stowers 26:50, James Shahan 32:45


Kricket Lewis 20:45, Annie Cheeney 27:38, Greg Lewis 17:19, Chad Cheeney 17:44

Role Models

Tad Elliott 15:35, Robin Guillaume 17:50


DEVO U-19 Girls Team Spotted Descending Hogsback

Durango DEVO’s very own U-19 ladies team were spotted descending hogsback on the 20th of this month. A local busboy at the Sushitarian overheard the ladies planning the descent over a round of California rolls the previous week. Nice work DEVO!

BMX Movie, RAD to Play Thursday Night at The Abbey Theatre

1986 was a great year, the Mets won the World Series, mountain biking was gaining steam, and BMX was on the mind of every kid in every neighborhood. It was also the year Rad premiered in the theatres. It  plays at the Abbey Theatre this thursday night at 9pm. Thats all I know. I’m there! 

It  was sweet. Try to watch this amazing film the next chance you get.

Alien Run is this Sunday

The sweet, sweet Alien Run mountain bike race returns this sunday. Aztec, New Mexico’s Alien Run Trail will be the track for this weekends shred fest. To register, show up at HWY 173 mile marker 2, a left turn coming from Durango before downtown Aztec, in the 8-9ish hour. The fee is $30 and it is so worth it. This is a great race for beginners and professionals alike. The Beginner race course does not do the Alien Run trail. See you all there. DEVO!

Durango Wheel Club News, Crit This Sunday

News my friends. Iron Horse Bicycle Classic weekend is a month away. Kids racing will be sunday morning downtown on the crit course. It sounds like the TommyD junior race will be there as well this year, taking place in the morning before the usual kids race. Get ready JrDEVO’s!

A week or so after on June 9th, Ivan Unkouskoy will be leading the yearly Shalona Hill trash cleanup at 530. Bring your own gloves and meet near Timberline Academy. Durango Wheel Club has been cleaning up after lame trash throwing cyclists for years. Do Not Ever Throw Your Gel Packets!

This sunday there will be a Mercy/DWC Crit Race at Mercy Medical Center. I believe it starts at 9am and the last group races at 11am. Check Durango Wheel Club for better informaton.

October 11th at Three Springs will be a running and a mountain bike race, both taking a back door approach to Horse Gulch. The event is to be called Tour of Durango. On sunday October 12th will be te actual “tour,” which will take cyclist all over Durango’s tasty trails. The ride will start and finish at Carver’s.


Mallethead at Telluride Mountain Film Festival

Local bike polo film Mallethead has been added to the list of films at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival. The event organizer has assembled a team of locals to take on the Durango crew during the festival. The film fest takes place over memorial day weekend and also features Fruita photo honch, Anne Kellers’ photographic work with recently paralyzed, former world ranked slalom star, Tara Llanes.  

In related news, Mallethead has not been accepted into the world traveling Bicycle Film Festival. We are very sad to hear this news, but sometimes you need to get shot down. We are currently working on the complete DVD package and will be available to the public this summer. Polo; Sunday’s at Park Pologrounds, 2hrs before sundown.