Merry New Year!

We at Durango DEVO are super pumped for the 2011 season. The board has been working hard already on several new program offerings for the non-race side of DEVO, new email and calender updates to streamline our communication, the new Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Sweet Elite Team will make its debut in February, a photo library on Smugbug so that families can get all the photo action easily and so much more. Have a nice winter and get ready for another rad year of DEVO!

2011 Colorado MTB Race Schedule

The 2011 MSC Schedule is 98% completed. the only real question is Telluride. Chalk Creek is out for this year possibly back in 2012. So here is what it looks like:

April 8, 9, 10 – Cheyenne Mt, Stage race Colorado springs (endurance only)
April 29, 30 May 1 – Rabbit Valley Rally – Fruita CO ( endurance only)
May 20, 21 22 – Salida “S” mountain stage race (endurance only)
June 3, 4, 5 – Chili Challenge Angel Fire New Mexico DH, 4X, SD, XC, STXC, SD
June 24, 25, 26 – Wild Flower Rush Crested Butte 4X, DH, SD, XC ( Also a pro GRT)
July 8, 9, 10 – Full Tilt in Telluride ( This one is only about a 50/50 chance of happening)
July – 22, 23, 24 Keystone Classic – XC, STXC, DH, SD and possibly 4X
August 5, 6, 7- Blast the Mass XC, SD, STXC, (2 DH)
September 2, 3, 4, 5 – Sol Survivor XC, STXC, SD, DH, 4X

Fat Bike Biathlon a Sucsess

The Pugz and Guns, a Fat Bike Biathlon.

DEVO Coaches at Cross Nats with the FLC Cycling Team

Cycling Movie on Sunday

Dave Wiens to be in Durango This Sunday:
Six time champion of the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, Dave Wiens will be in Durango for the local premier of Race Across the Sky: 2010.

Durango hosted the 2009 version where Lance Armstrong raced but is now premiering the new, 2010 story.
Race Across the Sky: 2010 stars Durango locals; Ned Overend, Todd Wells and Matt Shriver. Travis Brown had a broken arm but stars in the film as an interviewer and on air voiceover.
What: Race Across the Sky 2010
:December 19th at 5:30pm at the
Where: Smiley Auditorium in Durango.
Come bid Matt Shriver farewell as he departs Fort Lewis Cycling and moves to Wisconsin to work for Trek Bicycles.

Tickets are on sale at ┬áMaria’s bookshop and all proceeds benefit Trails 2000 and the Fort Lewis Cycling Team. Tickets are $12 and are general admission and must be brought to the movie for admission.

The movie will begin promptly at 5:30 at the Smiley Auditorium, burritos will be available from Zia Taqueria at 5pm.

Musclecross Was Fun

photos by John Baxter

Animas High Ospreys Team up with Durango Cyclery to put on Muscle Cross

Muscle CrossThis Sunday the 5th, come down to Buckley Park and witness the fun of Cyclocross. As part of their class project, the Animas High Mountain Bike Class will be putting on the event along with Russ Zimmerman from the Durango Cyclery. The students have been working on the event for the past month with help from teachers Sarah Tescher and Chad Cheeney, local Durango Devo coaches. This is the final event in the line-up for the 2010 Fort Lewis Cycling Cyclocross series. There will be no FLCCX series points awarded at this race as the series ends on Saturday at the race up on the FLC campus. Muscle Cross is a fun race to celebrate the fun cross season, with a shorter course and some pretty silly sections, this final race will leave the racers smiling. Racing begins at 9am with the 5 lap Open MTB Category, open to anyone on a MTB. 9:30am will see the Free Kids Race take off, open to all kids 12 and under. No kid is too young as we will have helpers out on course to assist them in the obstacle sections. The Star Spangled Banner will start the 30 minute B Mens race at 10am to be followed by the 30 minute A Women’s race at 10:45 and the 40 minute A Men at 11:45. There will be no age group racing. Prizes and Medals for the MTB, Kids and B racers and cash money to the top 3 A Men and Women. Cost is Free for the Kids race, $10 for the MTB class, and $15 for all others. Live race announcing, teenage DJ, Hot Chocolate, Chiminea for warmth and plenty of oohs and ahhs! Come down to Buckley Coliseum this Sunday morning and have fun with the Animas High Ospreys!

The AHS Ospreys taking the barriers out to pasture
The AHS Ospreys taking the barriers out to pasture

Russ’s WInter Singletrack Update #2

Since we just got the first good dump of the winter, I took the pugs for a early morning shread fest. Getting first tracks is always a great feeling. This is down at beach
Since we just got the first good dump of the winter, I took the pugs for a early morning shread fest. Getting first tracks is always a great feeling. This is down at beach

Animas High Team up with Durango Cyclery for Muscle Cross

The Animas High School Osprey mountain bike team has partnered with the Durango Cyclery this season to help promote and run the 2010 version of the Muscle Cross, a local cyclocross event on December 5th. As part of their semester long cycling class, the students have been working with the local bike shop to put a new spin on the 4 year old event. Taking place at Buckley Park in downtown Durango, The Muscle Cross will be a test of bike handling skills mixed with dose of smiling, with a purpose of entertaining the passer-bys and local cycling enthusiasts. Localy known as the last cycling event of every season, this is one event not to be missed.

poster by AHS students, Tucker, Stephan and Elijah
poster by AHS students, Tucker, Stephan and Elijah

FLC Cyclocross Heads into a Bye Week

Fort Lewis Cycling’s Cyclocross Series presented by Animas Orthopedic Associates will be taking a weekend off to give thanks but will be back for December 4ths series finals at FLC. Dave Hagen, course designer and Coach of the FLC Skyhawks, said the course will have less turns than in the earlier races, and will feature more arcing turns and long straight power stretches. This change in style is due to rumors that the Nationals course in Bend will be more wide than in the past.
Last weeks race results for Santa Rita and FLC are right here.