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Fall Flyer’s Trip Photos

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Zia/Devo Colorado Timberline Academy Jump Jam

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Wednesday June 5th at CTA for Short Track and Jump Jam

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Hello, Colorado Timberline Academy has invited us to their land to take part in the CTA SHort Track and Jump Jam. As you may already know, they have amazing progressive jumps for beginner to pro and a new singletrack course around the property that makes for great skill building. The B race will be at 6pm (now 30 min later) and the A race at 630pm. The jump jam will go from 530-730 with the Expression Session at 7pm, a group jump sesh to the Rad Soundtrack. There will also be grilled burgers or dawgs for very cheep to keep us going till dark, so come on out and race your bike, then eat meat and jump your bike till dark. The short track racing is 5$ to compete and racers should expect a multi lap 20+ minute singletrack/gravel roads/doubletrack course. The jump jam is free and non competitive!

Hello,
Colorado Timberline Academy has invited us to their land to take part in the CTA SHort Track and Jump Jam. As you may already know, they have amazing progressive jumps for beginner to pro and a new singletrack course around the property that makes for great skill building.
The B race will be at 6pm (now 30 min later) and the A race at 630pm. The jump jam will go from 530-730 with the Expression Session at 7pm, a group jump sesh to the Rad Soundtrack. There will also be grilled burgers or dawgs for very cheep to keep us going till dark, so come on out and race your bike, then eat meat and jump your bike till dark.
The short track racing is 5$ to compete and racers should expect a multi lap 20+ minute singletrack/gravel roads/doubletrack course.
The jump jam is free and non competitive!

 

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Daniel’s Sweet TSTC Shots

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Devo Alumni Daniel Walker has been doing great work at our top secret training camps the past two years. Its fun to have these memories!

Top Secret Training Camp 2013 from Dan Walker on Vimeo.

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Devo Jr still has open slots!!

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Monday Kinder: full
Monday 1st grade: full
Tuesday 2nd-3rd: 2 slots
Tuesday 3rd-5th: Full
Wednesday all girls beg/int: 10 slots
Wednesday co-ed adv 4th-5th: 1 slot
Thursday mixed 2nd-5th: 10 slots

Thursday all girl adv: full
Preschool Weds: full
Pre school Tuesday 10-11:30: 1 slot
Friday Kinder 2-4pm: 6 slots
Friday 1st grade 2-4pm: 9 slots

Push Bike Tues 10-11 session #1(April): 3 slots
All other Push bikes are full

Registration for of Devo opens up March 1st.   Click on “About Us”  to find out more about each group and email Sarah with any questions!  sarah@durangodevo.com

YES!  I know that Kinder and 1st grade are full and that is why I am adding another class for each!!!  PLEASE always contact me first to tell me that you did not get in and do NOT put your kinder or 1st grader in the 2nd grade group!  I’m thinking the kinder and 1st grade class will be on Fridays 2-4pm.

Also, the 2nd-3rd grade class will have openings soon as I move the kinders/1st graders out of that group and into their own group!!!

March 11th at 6 pm at rec center is the team meeting for U19

March 12th is the first day of practice (tues, thurs and fridays 4:15-6:15)

March 30th:  Devo Bike Swap at Fairgrounds

April 6/7th:  Top Secret Training camp for U14, U19, Explorers and Flyers (6th-12th grade)

April 13th:  First team race in Fruita

 

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Devo Flyers in Telluride

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Explorers

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Good Luck Collin on your ride to raise money for Alzheimer’s

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“Growing up in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado got me into adventure as far as traveling around the world and trips of all sorts around the states. I am always up for a good adventure and I am looking forward to the new one I am about to embark on. Thanks for the support and look forward to giving you a great trip and don’t forget to follow me at www.coloradoalzride.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coloradoalzheimersride.”

Devo Does Locals Day at Durango Mountain Resort
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Explorers, Flyers or U14 for your middle schooler

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Here is a quick look at Devo’s options for middle schoolers:

Devo U14 Girls team coached by Annie Cheeney and Sage Wilderman: This is an all girls team for middle school girls who like to ride with their friends! Fun and skill developement is the main focus for this practice. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer. Racing and competition is introduced but is not mandatory. Our goal, as always is to create life long cyclists in a team environment. Sometimes this group will ride with the boys U14 to really create that team feeling!

Devo U14 Boys team coaches by Mint and Lukas: This is an all boys team for middle school boys who like to ride with their friends! Fun and skill developement is the main focus for this practice. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer. Racing and competition is introduced but is not mandatory. Our goal, as always is to create life long cyclists in a team environment. Sometimes this group will ride with the girls U14 to really create that team feeling!

Devo Explorers coached by John Bailey and Russell from the Cyclery: This is for middle schoolers and high schoolers who want to explore on their bike. This co-ed group focuses on the bike being used as a tool for adventure, exploring, and commuting. An example of a practice would be to ride on a trail to explore a cave or swimming hole. This group ends with a self supported trip leaving from Durango with panniers to camp together. Bike maintenance is taught and the group is currently building up 8 Explorer bikes to be used by the club. The season is split into Spring, Summer and/or Fall to make it easy for kids to fit it into their schedule. Rides are Tuesdays from 4-6 during school and 8-10 am during the summer.

Devo Flyers coached by Dusty Bender, Ron Thompson and Cliff from Pedal the Peaks: This is a gravity/freeride group for middle schoolers and high schoolers. These 3 very experienced coaches focus on downhill skills such as jumping, descending, and drops. Each coach (as with all our coaches) has the kids’ safety as priority, but with this group comes an inherent risk greater than the other groups. Flyers has grown into a part of our program that has gained quite a bit of recognition for some incredible bike handling break throughs by the athletes in the program. Currently, this is a summer only program meeting on Thursdays from 8-10 am. The group does a weekend trip to Angel Fire or Telluride.

Question?

Can my son or daughter do more than one? Yes, the days are situated so that a kid can explore all 3 if they want.

Do the groups ever come together? Yes, Top Secret is our pre-season camp out/training weekend with all Devo groups (except Devo Jr). At races we travel and stay together.

Can I move my 5th grader up to U14 or my 8th grader up to U19? Coaches make those recommendations to me based upon our mission and training philosophy. If a coach makes a recommendation, all coaches come together to discuss the possibility, implications, etc. and come up with a plan that works for that athlete.

Can I meet with coaches? Yes, on March 27th at the Rec Center for 6-7 pm, you’ll get a chance to meet the coaches. But they are also all available via email or phone.

Devo Jr fills up, do these groups fill up as well? Yes, they do. We limit the size of the groups for safety and quality reasons

Can my son or daughter switch from one to the other? Yes, once you are a Devo athlete, we can easily switch you from U14 to Flyers or Explorer’s (or vise versa!)

How do I register? Registration opens March 1st via our website www.durangodevo.com

Still have questions? Contact Sarah Tescher (Director) at sarah@durangodevo.com/ (970)779-8480 or Chad Cheeney (Team Manager) at chad@durangodevo.com or (970)764-5909

Where do I get equipment? U14 and Flyers groups can go to 2nd Avenue for a Devo discount, Explorer’s to Cyclery. Also May 19th is the Devo Bike Swap at Chapman. Please remember that discounts by shops are for athetes only…sorry parents!

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Devo Flyers Sent in Their DJ Pics

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Thanks to the Flyers team members, Desplanques, Ellis and Pansze for sending in their sweet shots!

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Devo Flyers Season Ending Trip to Angel Fire

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Flyers hang in Angel Fire this August

Flyers hang in Angel Fire this August

August 12th-14th the Devo Flyers swooped down upon the ski resort of Angel Fire New Mexico to test their skills on some of the most fun and challenging terrain in the area. The trip started off with an amazing spaghetti dinner put together by the amazing Devo parents in our awesome rental home, which by the way had a fosse ball table. After dinner we hit the dirt Jump/skills Park for some warm up airtime. We had so much fun hitting jumps after sitting in the car for 4 hours that we rode well into night, and found our way home via the urban assault stair to stair to baby pump track to stair trail.
Saturday morning started off with basketball pancakes made to order by Coach Ron, which really helped these flyers start the day off right. Chair lift turns, bikes loaded, yep, we had first chair!!!! You could tell these Durango free riders were hungry. We shredded all morning on almost every trail they had there, and only encountered 2 flats. By early afternoon, the chair got shut down for lightning so off to the dirt jumps we went. You just couldn’t slow these riders down. We even invented some new lines in the jump park! After about 3 hours of jumping, we got the scoop on how shuttle to the top, and our amazing Devo parents drove us up so we could get one more DH run in for the day. This run took us down all our favorite jump lines multiple times. Candy Land step-up was hiked about 50 times until exhaustion set in and it was time to head home for monster burritos made by our wonderful Devo parents.
Bike tuning, fosse ball tournaments, and foot down games lead the night. O’ did I mention we drank lots of sugar water…
Sunday was filled with everyone racing to the lift for fear of a short day due to lightning. But that wasn’t the case, we shredded the mountain until everyone was too tired to continue, and rental bikes had to be back. Time for a 4-hour drive home and thoughts of one of the greatest bike trips ever. I wanted to sleep on the way home but Keenan made me drive and listen to John McCain POW stories.
To understand the progression of these Devo Flyers, our first practice consisted of jumps with airtime of a couple of feet. By the Angel fire trip, these kids were hitting road gaps, 45-foot monster jumps and some of the most technical rocky terrain around. Nice job Flyers, we look forward to next season. And thank you parents for making this first season of Flyers possible.

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