DEVO founder and pro racer, Sarah Tescher will be leading another sweet ladies bike clinic this saturday with fellow honchette, Elke Brutsaert. The clinic begins at Mountain Bike Specialists at 9am and will go until 1pm. The clinic will cover bike fit and technical riding. The clinic is open to all abilities and fun is the name of the game. Go to durangomountainbikecamp.com for more info, or just call Sarah at 779-8480 for tons of sweet cycling information.
U19 er Stephan Davoust place third in last weekends Highbridge All-City race in New York city. Stephan was there on summer vacation visiting relatives and rented a bike to compete in the unique race. At 14 years old, Davoust rode to a strong finish in the 15-18 category, his closest competitor in age was 17. Check out the results here.
Q: What was the course like? Any stairs or city things?
A:ya there were 5 flights of stairs to desend and 1 flight to run up
Q:What was your rental like compared to your own race steed?
A:I really liked the rental. i liked the rental alot more than my current bike becase it had better components.
Q: How did your race go?
Q: What was your best move during the race?
A:passing a guy going down a sketchy rock section
Q: Did you pick up on any interesting differences or similarities between our two far away riding cultures?
A:In New Jersey 29er ridgid single speeds are the way to go.
Q: What else did you do on your vacation?
A:Saw Statue of Liberty and walked around NYC alot and there were alot of tall buildings
Yep, that means it’s summer. This wednesday night at the Durango Rec center amphitheater, Trails 2000 will hold its annual membership picnic. Zia, Bread, Coke and Carvers will be the feast. The event is a chance to learn about the organization, sign up, and learn of upcoming trail work dates. It all begins at 4:30.
Registration will open here on monday, June 22nd.
Starting July 6th-27th
Kindergartners Tuesday 8-9:30am
1st Grade and advanced off road Kindergartners Monday 8-10am
20inch Ride Tuesday 8-10am
24inch Ride Tuesday 8-10am
24/26inch Advanced Ride Wednesday 8-11am
We will cap the kindergarten and 1st grade rides at 16 per group. We cant
reserve spots, sorry.
All summer groups are $65 for 4 rides
The 24/26 advanced is $95 for 4 3 hour rides and will cover bike
maintenance, trail stewardship and wheelies.
Brady’s dad, Mitch was on the movie maker monday as the parents, kids and coaches met for a season ending group ride at the southwests’ singletrack gem, Phils World. Rumor had over 800 kids alone! It was an amazing evening and the kids were laughing the whole way. Thanks parents for another sweet spring jrDEVO season. Check out the action above.
The Durango DEVO Bike Swap was a great success and we owe it to you. A huge, gigantic, big THANK YOU! to all who supported this fundraiser and made it possible, such as Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, rad local pros, Bread, Mountain Bike Specialists, selfless volunteers, and you the community. There was a line out the door before the grand opening at 1pm and DEVO kids Dylan and Cameryn did an amazing job greeting each eager customer with a smile and collecting .50 at the door. The buyers had so much to look at and it looked good thanks to Tracy Wilde and her amazing ability to get everything organized in under 10 hours. Everything was labeled with signs made by Sophia, Harrison and River saying “Todd Wells is a gnarly racer!”, “Ned is the fastest xc racer ever!” and “Elke is a rippin’ downhiller!” Dave Sigurslid ran the credit card machine for a whopping 8 hours and 42 minutes straight while his son, Haakon, did every volunteer job possible for the same amount of time; with the Ellefsons and Pastores running a close second place in the volunteer marathon. There were lots of smiles and laughs, even as the check out line wrapped around the corner; folks were stoked on “sweet deals” and the DEVO kids were there to test each and every bike to make sure they were up to standard. I can’t thank the volunteers enough for giving your time and energy to make everything run so smoothly, you did an outstanding job. We look forward to doing it again next year, come back and see us!
Mercy Medical Center, Second Ave Sports and Durango Devo teamed up to help provide new team helmets for any U-14 or U-19ers. 17 super sweet Bell Varients in white with random black lines went out the door and the kids are looking alright. The new helmets keep the athletes safe and aware of their equipment. We really appreciate the support.
All sweet photos by Jeanne Pastore
The week of June 13 through the 19th, Durango’s Fort Lewis College campus will be host to the FLC Gravity Camp. Open to male and female cyclists from 16 years of age to 23. The camp will develop skills rapidly through daily skills workshops and timed events. If you are interested, please read this info. and click here for forms
Each season the Devo athletes much choose between Memorial Weekends two classic cycling races, the IHBC and the Mountain Sates Cups’ Chili Challenge in Angel Fire, New Mexico. The Cat 1 15-18 girls race had Alicia Rose Pastore take the win with teammate Kaila Hart in 4th after bad directions from a course marshall ked her and a fellow competitor to a longer final lap. Devo coaches Sarah Tescher and Jess Reed took 1st and 2nd in the singlespeed womens category. “The rainy conditions were perfect,” as described by Sarah who won by under 10 seconds. The next morning She placed 9th in the super D. Durangoan Andy Shultz took second in the pro race with Kristen Johnson in 9th for the ladies.Cat 1 15-18 racer Kyle Horn took 29th place in the downhill on monday, while teammate and coach Tayor Borucki and Evan Elliott took on the pro class. Taylor rode to 43rd place and Evan Elliott came in 61st. Local Chris Heath won the pro mens race while Darian Harvey took 2nd in the ladies division. results
Tonights Jr Devo rides have been cancelled due to water falling from the sky. The Kindergarden and First Grade groups were st to meet and ride together out at Fall Creek. A rescheduled date has not been set yet. A reminder that next monday is the Phils World Jr DEVO end of season ride. Parents are encouraged to join in and shred. We will meet at the Phils World Trailhead at 4pm and ride until 6pm.
Cat 4/5 Men; 27. Chase Orrick 2:48:14
Junior men 15-18; 2. Howard Grotts 2:46:32, 3. Gino Pastore 2:54:00, 5. Sepp Kuss 3:01:42, 7. Elliott Saslow 3:16:32, 8. Cully Brown 3:16:35, 9. Haakon Sigerslid 3:18:40, 12. James Shahan 4:24:33
Junior Women 15-18; 1. Joan Walker 3:50:29, 2. Hannah Madden 3:51:23
Tour’ers; Avra Saslow, Charlie Greenberg, Hannah Quick, Amy Katz and Mom and Dad’s.
QuarterHorse; Kaylee and Chris Blevins.
Coaches and family; 39. Chad Cheeney 2:48:99 cat3, 1. Sabina Kuss 3:17:36 Sr. Women, 27. Dana Desplanques 3:31:01 Sr Women, 15. Brent Brown 3:03:46 Sr. Men, 95. Jim Horn 3:35:44
Junior Men 15-18; 2. Howard Grotts, 3. Gino Pastore, 4. Sepp Kuss
Junior Men 15-18; 2. Howard Grotts, Gino Pastore