The Fort Lewis College Cycling Team will hold its annual Squawker Classic road racing events April 21st and 22nd. Collegiate cyclists from the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference will descend upon Durango for one of the toughest weekends of racing and the last competition before USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Ogden UT on May 4-6, 2012.
The action will begin Saturday morning April 21st with the “Animas Surgical Hospital/La Posta Team Time Trial.” Four-person collegiate teams and individual racers will start the intersection of River Road and CR 213 at one-minute intervals, finishing 13 miles later on CR213 before Highway 550. Races will finish by 10:00am.
There may be short delays on CR 213 to allow riders to start.
Racing action will continue Saturday, at 11:00am with the “Specialized Neighborhood Criterium” taking place in the historic downtown residential area. The course is a fast spectator friendly circuit utilizing 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues as well as 8th, 9th, and 10th streets. Racing concludes at 6pm.
For the Criterium the streets will be closed to traffic and parking.
Racing concludes on Sunday April 22nd with the “Coca-Cola Road Race,” starting at 8:00am on Rim Drive. Will continue on North Rim Drive (CR239), turn right on North College/Goeglein Gulch Road (CR238), and right on East 8th Avenue back to Rim Drive, completing the tough 6-mile circuit. Racing concludes at 4pm.
To ensure a safe event for participants the following roads will be closed to vehicles from 8am to 4pm:
Westbound Goeglein Gulch between the Ft. Lewis Dr. roundabout and 8th Ave
8th Ave. between College Dr. and the Rim Dr. traffic signal
Westbound N. Rim Dr. (CR239) from N. College to Hillcrest Golf Course
Please see the Traffic Control Plan map on the team website or at http://cycling.fortlewis.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/FLCCycling.2012.Squawker.TrafficPlan1.pdf
Minor traffic delays can be expected during the team time trial and road race. The criterium course will be completely closed to traffic from 10am-6pm on Saturday, April 21st.
There will be USA Cycling categories for the time trial, the criterium and road race.
Come watch your #1 ranked Skyhawk cyclists in action against our conference foes.
Volunteers will gladly be accepted.
For more information contact Dave Hagen at HAGEN_D@fortlewis.edu
Series sponsor Zia Taqueria and Durango Devo are stoked to bring you the 2012 Short Trck Series. Now starting 2 months earlier. Races take place every wednesday evening at the Factory Trails on the FLC Campus, Durango BMX or other area locations for 12 weeks. There will be a B men/women race at 6pm at a duration of 20 minutes, and the A men and women will race at 6:30pm. Each race will be scored in an overall results format, with men and women being separated. Juniors will be lumped in with the overall results and age will be noted next to their placing. It will not be scored as an overall points series. Devo athletes and coaches race for free and all others $5 per race. Season passes can be purchased for $50. Small money primes will be awarded throughout the series depending on racer turnout. This is a Durango DEVO fundraising effort.
2012 Zia/DEVO STXC Series Schedule
April 4th Factory Trails at FLC
April 11th Factory Trails at FLC
April 18th Factory Trails at FLC
April 25th Factory Trails at FLC
May 2nd Factory Trails at FLC
May 9th Factory Trails at FLC
May 16th Ska Brewing in Bodo Park
May 23rd TBD
May 30th Factory Trails at FLC
June 6th TBD
June 13th Durango BMX
June 20th Factory Trails at FLC
June 27th Factory Trails at FLC
There is a new Mountain Bike Trainer in town, Wilderman Functional Fitness. Wilderman Functional Fitness was created by the 2007 Collegiate Downhill National Mountain Bike Champion, Cody Wilderman and his wife Linda Wilderman. Cody Wilderman also races motocross at the No Limit series in the B class as well as the WEBE Hare Scramble Series in the A Class. Wilderman Functional Fitness has developed a comprehensive month-by-month mountain bike specific training program. This program is designed to take any athlete to the next level by using strength and conditioning exercises that help to improve safety, speed, agility, strength, and mindset on a mountain bike bike. Wilderman Functional Fitness offers one on one coaching, program development, nutritional advice and more. Wilderman Functional Fitness would like to offer any Durango Devo racers the opportunity to improve their strength with programs for just $100/month just for being a member of Durango Devo. This program is a comprehensive training program that includes: one personal training session per week, weekly detailed workouts, unlimited phone, email and Skype consultation, as well as sound nutritional advice. All trainers at Wilderman Functional Fitness are CPR/AED certified as well as certified fitness trainers by the International Sports Science Association. Currently, Wilderman Functional Fitness is responsible for the strength and conditioning program of multi-time National Champion Sage Wilderman and AMA motocross racer, Coby Adair.
“Working with Cody and Linda is great because they provide the discipline you need to work hard and get stronger as well as the knowledge to do the exercises correctly. Each time I workout, I know for sure what I am doing is safe and will benefit my riding. I am confident that by working with Wilderman Functional Fitness I will be able to reach new heights as a racer this season.”-Sage Wilderman
If interested, please contact:
Cody Wilderman, CFT Owner/Trainer
Hello Ski and Cycling fans. Its that glorious time of year where you can ride the bike and ski in the same day. This weekend at Durango Mountain Resort, you can do just that with the Durango Devo Locals Day.
Devo Coaches and Athletes have put together a Mob Run Schedule throughout the day and would like to invite you to join us.
DEVO MOB RUN Schedule (bring a Devo jersey to wear during these)
10am at bottom of six pack
12pm at top of chair 3
4pm at bottom of six pack
Also remember to bring the Fat Bike for a run down the mountain after the last skiers go down. Meet at the six pack at 4pm and bring 50 cents if you want a lift. You will just need to sign a waiver. Rumor also has Ska raffling off a sweet Venture snowboard at 4pm as well, so plenty of action this sunday! Print off the below!
In November, Bicycle Lemonade built and sent 8 kids bikes to La Bocana, Mexico with a guy from Durango. La Bocana is a little fishing village in the far south peninsula, population of 600 people. One bike went to a little girl in the club who had no bike to ride as none in the village fit. Nice work Bicycle Lemonade. Recycle them bikes! Check out the BOCANABEACHBIKERS web site here.
Junior Cyclocross looks to be on the up in the US. Cyclocross Magazine put together these impressive stats on the number by state of cyclocross junior racers at the races and Colorado, Washington and Oregon look to be the leading forces. Read the interesting article here. Would love to see this work applied to the junior mountain bike scene.