Check out the trailer to the film, Women of Dirt closely and you will see Joan Walker of the DEVO U19 Ladies team at the 2009 National Championships in Sol Vista, leading out the start of the cross country race where she finished 3rd. DEVO is in the process of bringing the film to Durango. If you are interested in helping with the process please contact email@example.com.
Durango locals and Dads of current and former DEVO athletes, Mark Pastore and Mike Elliott have started a new business in town to provide accurate timing for the many sweet outdoor events in the four corners region. Appropriatley named, Four Corners Timing. They can be reached at 385-4571 or 769-8655. Here is an example of their most recent work.
The 3rd annual Tour de Ski is back this weekend in Durango. Saturdays endurance cross country ski race is a benefit for Trails 2000 and Durango Nordic. The course takes place below lift 8 at Durango Mountain Resort and is epicly sweet. There are several choices of distance with the big guns doing a super burly loop that climbs up to the Love Shack and then descends an equally burly downhill. Check this out for more info.
We do not quite have it nailed down yet, but the DEVO Team Race Schedule should be here in the next couple weeks. The DEVO team dedicates 1 team race a month from April to August, to travel to and camp or condo as a team. The idea of this is to help junior athletes learn how to manage themselves throughout a race weekend. It is super fun and is looked foreword to by all.
2010 Mountain States Cup Schedule
April 24-25 Rabbit Valley Rally Fruita, CO TT and XC
May 15-16 Chalk Creek Stampede Nathrop, CO XC, STXC, 4X, DS, SD
June 5-6 Chile Challenge Angel Fire, NM XC, DH, 4X, SD
June 26-27 Wildflower Rush Crested Butte, CO XC, DH, 4X, SD
July 10-11 Blast the Mass Snowmass Village, CO XC, STXC, DH, DH, SD
July 16-18 USA National Championships Sol Vista, CO XC, STXC, SD, DH, 4X
August 7-8 Keystone Revival Keystone, CO XC, STXC, 4X, DH, SD
August 22-23 Full Tilt in Telluride Telluride, CO XC, HC, DH, SD
September 4-6 Winter Park Pursuit Winter Park, CO XC, STXC, DH, 4X, SD
September 10-12 Fall Classic Breckenridge, CO XC, STXC
If you need to know the stats from Bend, Oregon cross action this weekend, click this area.
This week, over 40 Durango local cyclocrossers will be heading west to take on the nations top riders at the 2009 US National Championships of Cyclocross event in Bend, Oregon. Age group racing begins on thursday and runs through saturday. The collegiate racers compete on sunday as do the men’s and women’s elite. Singlespeed shreders race friday morning and the Under 23 categories are on saturday. The weather is looking super chilly and has the chance of rain and snow. Sounds like cross.
This past weekend saw the end of the FLC Cross Series with the Muscle Cross, at Buckley Colusseum on saturday and the FLC Cross Finals up on the FLC campus. Saturday it was Teal Stetson-Lee taking the win over Carmen McNelis and Ben Sonntag for the men.
2008 U23 national Champion and Devo Alum, Tad Elliott has signed with Team Sho-Air for the 2010 race season. He is moving to the new team from the U23 National Team which ended its team racing program for the upcoming season. Team Sho-Air is one of the top teams on the pro circuit after only 2 seasons. Tad will continue to ride Specialized brand bikes.
The 39th edition once again features the McDonalds Citizens 50 mile tour, The Durango Coca Cola Road Race, Quarter Horse To Purgatory, Morehart Murphy Subaru Criterium, Alpine Bank Time Trial, Omnium, Sprite Kids race, Durango Devo Bike Swap, thats us!, and the Concert on Main. See events page for event detail and follow the registration tab to register at Active.com. New for 2010 you can order official IHBC jerseys while registering online. It is sure to be a great weekend of events, come join the tradition!
It does seem silly nowadays that cycling is not a school supported sport. Well thats about to change in 2010. Running off the successes of the NorCal High School Racing League, and recent addition SoCal League, Colorado has bitten from the apple and will launch a scholastic season for 2010.
The season appears to be in september with a state championship race in October. Check out their site for more information.
April 24, 2010: Cylcefest Dinner, with Dave Wiens (Denver)
June 2010: Leaders Summit (Training for Head Coaches, Asst. Coaches, and Ride Leaders)
August 2010: Beginner/Intermediate Rider Camps
August 2010: Team Training begins
August 2010: Team Registration opens
September 2010: Races 1 & 2
October 2010: Race 3 & CO State Championship
The first day of cross nationals in Bend, Oregon are one week away. Here’s more info.
This Saturday, Dec. 5, with much preliminary hoopla, is the 4th annual Russell the MuscleCross at Buckley Park. Racing action begins at 10am with the Singlespeeders followed by the kids race at 11am. The competitive Men’s A and 40+ goes off at 11:30 with the Men’s B and Open Women classes rolling at 12:30pm. Russ the Musc is the 5th race in the FLC Cyclocross Series presented by Animas Orthopedics, Coca-Cola and Rivergate Sports Medicine, and has many unique course features for the racers to navigate – everyone is welcome. The series concludes Sunday up at the FLC Stadium with the Series Finals – racing begins at 10am. For more info check out www.durangocyclery.com. I hear entry is $5!
The singlespeed category is open to mountain bikes as well as cross rigs. The kids race is for child cyclists of all ages. Course helpers will help at all the tricky kid sections, so please come out to Buckley Colusseum (Park) this saturday and enjoy the second to last Durango cycling race of the year.
FLC Cyclocross Series Standings as of now can be seen here