In a huge push to complete the Skyline Trail, Trails 2000 is looking for 100 volunteers to make quick work. The amazing trail up to Raider Ridge is almost complete and needs your help. Take Jenkins Road in Skyridge to the very end and grab a tool and start hiking up the trail. They will meet at the trailhead at noon and will work until 4pm with a pizza party ending. Come and get your trailwork on!
A handful of Durango’s top athletes will be heading east this weekend for the World Cup Finals in Windam, New York. Devo’s AliciaRose Pastore will be heading out with her coach Elke Brutsaert for the cross country race. They will be traveling to the event with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Teal Stetson-Lee and Vixen Racing’s Darian Harvey who will be competing in the downhill. Also in the dh will be KHS’s Chris Heath and Heikki Hall. In the women’s cross country race, Willow Koerber will look to finish on the overall points podium with a top finish. In the mens race, Todd Wells will lead the charge for team the US and along side him will be brother Troy Wells, Rotem Ishay, Andy Schults and Adam Snyder. Wish them luck as they race the worlds best.
Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO Short Track #12
8.18.10 Factory Trails
B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. John Trousdale, 3. Devin Feilen, 4. Fabio When, 5. Henry Larson, 6. Rich Larson, 7. Sven Brunso
Kids Race; Garret, Marit, Austin, Ellie, Ian and Josh
A Women; 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. AliciaRose Pastore, 3. Kaila Hart
A Men; 1. Todd Wells, 2. Ben Sonntag, 3. Lars Ellefson, 4. Colton Anderson, 5. Shiloh Melinke, 6. Grady James, 7. Gino Pastore, 8. Dave Hagen, dnf Greg Lewis
Trails 2000 will host the first annual trail event titled The Big Gulch: A Trails Festival on September 18th at Three Springs. This fundraising celebration will include mountain bike and running races including a Jr DEVO Fun Race for all the kids. Joining with Durango DEVO and Fort Lewis Cycling, the event is a fundraiser for Trails 2000 and its partners.
Horse Gulch and the Telegraph Trail system are the cornerstone of Durango and its outdoor culture. The Big Gulch celebrates protecting, preserving and enjoying our natural surroundings by gathering the Durango community in this inaugural celebration.
The festival kicks off with a 7 mile run and mountain bike races of four distances, to suit riders of all ability levels. All races will begin between 9:00 and 10:15 AM. The flagship mountain bike race, named “The Big Gulch,” has been designed by mountain bike Olympian and 1999 national champion, Travis Brown. Awards and music will follow the races at Carver Brewing Company from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Carver’s will introduce a Big Gulch special event brew during the awards ceremony.
Participants have numerous ways to register: in-person at Mountain Bike Specialists; mail-in registrations by logging on to the Big Gulch web site (www.thebiggulch.org) and downloading the registration form. Late registration begins Friday, September 17th, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 at the Three Springs Information Center and on the day of the event beginning at 7:30 AM.
Trails 2000 is a Durango-based non-profit organization, founded in 1989, that builds and maintains trails, educates trail users and advocates for total connectivity on road, path and trail. Trails 2000 volunteers complete more than 3000 hours of trailwork each season and the town enjoys over 250 miles of trails within 30 minutes of downtown.
Colorado High School Cycling League, starting this fall. The paperwork for
the team is being completed as we speak with the help from Animas High
School’s Michael Ackerman and Jesse Hutt and Durango Devo’s Sarah Tescher
and Chad Cheeney. Michael Ackerman, AHS’s Head of School, commented, “This
partnership with Durango Devo’s coaches creates unique opportunities for
students. More young adults will be able to get out and enjoy biking on our
beautiful trails while learning skills from pro cyclists. And we know that
students will enjoy competing in races around the state.” The team will be
State Championships on Halloween weekend in Elbert, Colorado. Sign up for
the class begins next week, so look out for the green and gold Ospreys!
There will be no short track tonight. The Animas Orthopedic Associates sponsored series has ended for the summer, but we have decided to throw one extra on September 1st up on the FLC campus, Factory Trails. Same times as usual. There will be a huge Kids race as Jr DEVO is in session and there will also be a large number of college students on hand as school starts up that week. Get ready for the AOA Super Top Secret SHort Track Finale!
Thanks to Durango Coca-Cola and DMR for helping us put on this sweet local series. DMR mountain biking is back! Thanks to Jim Feilen for the fantastic photo work.
For the last day of Summer Junior Devo camp, coach Jon Bailey took 5 riders and their parents on the Hermosa Creek Trail.
Hope you are having an amazing summer! The Hub is offering another Women’s MTB Skills Clinic. If you missed the first one, here is your opportunity to perfect your skills for some fall single track! Go check out some of the amazing fall colors with renewed confidence on the bike. Contact Chris and Melissa at The Hub to sign up.The Hub Women’s Clinic Poster,
The Hub Training Center
Thanks to all those who took time to come shred at DMR this summer at the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown town race series. We averaged 33 racers for the three events and can only see it growing into the future. DMR is pumped to have us up there and the racers have been pumped on the positive growth with the terrain and the race tracks offered.
In Saturdays final race of the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown series, the 20th Anniversary of the 1990 World Championships, DEVO’s Howard Grotts and Director Sarah Tescher raced the new 90 Worlds lap to victory, Howard sealing the deal on the overall points champ and teammate AliciaRose winning the women’s overall. Other winners on the day were Julie Feilen, Devin Feilen, Levi Kurlander and Ed Zink. Zink was the promoter for the 90 Worlds and took the day at DMR to reminisce and race his bike on the rerouted course. He wore a vintage jersey, hat and warm-up flease from the 1990 event and looked super sweet. After the event, he stayed around and fielded questions and dusted off an old program from the race and gifted it to the promoter for the current event, coach Chad. Coach Chad was pumped! All in all, the series was a positive for the Durango community and will be back for 2011. The series profits will be split evenly and donated to Trails 2000, FLC Cycling, the Durango Wheel Club, Bicycle Lemonade, Durango BMX and Durango DEVO.