Devo Coaches Seminar This Saturday

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This Saturday at Fort Lewis College the Devo coaches from Push Bike, to Explorers, will meet from 9am to Noon to discuss the art of youth cycling instruction. Devo has over 40 coaches, from ages 14-50. If you are interested in coaching with Devo, give us a jingle. Get ready for a good season of cycling.

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Devo Hires New Wiggly Intern Chops

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He’s just a puppy, but we think he will help the young Devo’s this season in the art of wiggle. He will accompany the athletes on several trips this season and is sure to make some smiles occur along the way. Meet Chops!

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Snowdown Chapman Hill Downhill this Super Bowl Sunday

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This Super Bowl Sunday at Chapman Hill 11am
Snowdown Chapman Hill Bike Downhill

This event is now a single slalom course event. Basically one rad, turny dh-ish course down Chapman Hills snow covered slalom and 4cross courses of the past. An open practice period with an option of timing your runs will be followed by a qualifying run for each rider. Then for the finals, riders in each category will get one run with the fastest qualifying rider starting last. Should make for some fun nail biting action!

All bikes are allowed, skinny or fat.
Its Snowdown, so geek out if you want.

Pro & Am Men
Open Women

Sweet Prize list for top finishers, most improved and Snowdown Spirit Award

Registration will be from 10:00 – 11:59 AM right next to the Chapman Skating Rink. Event cost is …. FREE. Riders will need to wear a helmet and sign 2 waivers.

10:00 – 11:00 AM – Open course for practice
11:00 – 11:50 AM – Practice and option of timed runs
12:00PM Rider meeting
12:10 PM (Noon) – Qualifying and Finals
4:00PM Super Bowl 49ers 34 Ravens 31 (prediction by chad)

Bring snow shovel for course work if interested. Coursework will be allowed until Noon.

Bring your own Hot Chocolate, or use the concession at the Chapman Rink. Water and Bathrooms included

Prize will be awarded on site for someone who promises create a short video edit!

This event is sponsored by Durango Devo and is for Fun
Contact Lucas at LJLEMAIRE@fortlewis.edu for more info
and if interested in helping design and shovel a sweet course in, be there at 9am with a shovel


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City Seeks Comments on Horse Gulch Open Space Management Plan

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Durango, CO: The City of Durango is seeking comments from the public on the Horse Gulch
Open Space Management Plan. The draft Management Plan provides a framework for the
sound stewardship of the Horse Gulch open space area and is available for review on the City’s
website at durangogov.org and by clicking on Hot Topics.
Horse Gulch is part of a large open space and recreational area that includes public lands
owned by the City of Durango, La Plata County, and the Bureau of Land Management. This
entire landscape encompasses more than 3,600 acres and includes the Telegraph, Raider
Ridge and Horse Gulch Trail System – an approximately 60-mile natural surface single track trail
network used exclusively for non-motorized recreation.
Public comments on the draft Management Plan are encouraged and should be submitted in
writing by email to rec@durangogov.org by January 31, 2013. For additional information,
please contact Durango Parks and Recreation Department at 375-7321.

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Snowdown Roller Races Next Wednesday at the Steaming Bean

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Steaming Bean – 915 Main Hosted by the Durango Wheel Club
Head-to-head bicycle races on stationary indoor rollers, contestants provide their own bicycles, road-type with 700c front wheels. Furthest distance covered in 15 minutes wins the prize!
Categories: men 18+, women 18+.
Event Coordinator: Ivan Unkokvsky – 970-749-0030
Event Cost: FREE
Entry Deadline: 10 minutes before Event
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category

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NICA Annual Awards Announced

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NICA is pleased to announce the 2012 NICA Annual Award winners!

The NICA Awards were established in 2010 to honor student-athletes, coaches, volunteers and partners that have made outstanding contributions toward the development of high school cycling and the national high school mountain biking movement.

This year, NICA Awards will be given to 13 individuals in 10 different categories that were selected from a field of more than 222 nominees from NICA Leagues across the country.

Specialized Student-Athlete Leadership Award
The Student Athlete Leadership Award honors student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, sportsmanship, academic performance and volunteerism in their team, school and community. The recipients are:
* Josie Nordrum, Redwood High School, NorCal High School Cycling League
* Zachary Tucker, Lyons High School, Colorado High School Cycling League

Trek Student-Athlete All Star Award
The All-Star Student Athlete Award recognizes student-athletes for their outstanding competitive achievements and potential for future success in competitive cycling. The recipients are:
* Kate Courtney, Branson High School, NorCal High School Cycling League
* Lucas Newcomb, Sir Francis Drake High School, NorCal High School Cycling League

Jeep Extraordinary Courage Award
The Extraordinary Courage Award recognizes student-athletes who have persevered through challenging circumstances and overcome adversity to develop and excel as a model student athlete. The recipients are:
* DeShaun Smith, C.K. MCClatchy High School, NorCal High School Cycling League
* Mark Doty, Oakley High School, Utah High School Cycling League

SRAM Coach of The Year Award
The Coach of the Year Award acknowledges a head coach whose qualities as a leader and motivator embodies NICA’s mission to provide student-athletes with the coaching and camaraderie to help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive goals in a safe and enjoyable manner. The recipients are:
* Whitney Pogue, Summit Academy High School, Utah High School Cycling League
* Ken Mozek, San Ramon Valley High School, NorCal High School Cycling League

Clif Bar and Company Volunteer Service Award
The Volunteer Service Award honors an exceptional volunteer whose dedication of time, expertise and enthusiasm goes above and beyond to make a difference in the organization. The recipients is:
* Nick Gualtieri, St. Francis High School, SoCal High School Cycling League

Quality Bike Products Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award honors an individual whose dedication to high school mountain biking has resulted in positive impacts on youth, the community and the organization. This individual is an outstanding representative of the organization internally and externally. The recipient is:
* Ed Fischer, Camas Composite, Washington High School Cycling League

Primal Wear Race Production Partner Award
The Race Production Partner Award acknowledges an individual whose outstanding partnership role in race productions is key to the success of a leagues race event production. The recipient is:
* Martha Flynn, Minnesota High School Cycling League

Easton Foundations League Founder Award
The League Founders Award recognizes an individual’s commitment, enthusiasm, perseverance, and outstanding contributions in establishing a NICA High School Cycling League. The recipient is:
* Lori Harward, Utah High School Cycling League

NICA Legacy Award
The NICA Legacy Award honors an individual for their tremendous philanthropic support of NICA and NICA Leagues. The recipient is:
* Mike Sinyard, Specialized Bicycles

Come support the winners at the NICA Awards Benefit Ride and Banquet! Both events will be on January 12th, 2013 with the ride at Ft. Ord and the banquet at the Specialized world headquarters in Morgan Hill, California. Register today for either the ride and/or the banquet here.

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Coach Chad Cheeney’s Favoritest Pictures from 2012

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2012 Random Fat Bike Photos

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These bikes are amazing. Check out Fat-bike.com for more action.

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2012 Kids Race in Missoula

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Big Brother Bis Sisters Needs Bigs

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Devo Coach Chad is a BBBS Big and needs to help find some Bigs for the kids below. Contact BBBS if interested!

Devo Coach Chad is a BBBS Big and needs to help find some Bigs for the kids below. Contact BBBS if interested!

1) John, age 13: Loves video games, animals, reading, and doing Karate. In his free time he likes to go swimming, play board games, ride bikes. He thinks the best Big for him would be one who was kind, caring, energetic, and could help with his homework. John lives with his mom and could really use a male role model in his life.

2) Chris, age 13: Loves fishing, swords, science, video games, and going on the trampoline. When he grows up he wants to be a scientist or an adventurer. He believes a Big is someone who helps you out, respects you, and cares about you. He lives with his mom and younger brother and would like someone to get out and do new things with.

3) Noland, age 7: Noland is super energetic and loves biking, playing outside, trains, and doing fun adventures like going to the pumpkin patch. He is quiet at first but when you get him talking he loves to chat and has such a vivid imagination! He lives with his mom and needs a positive male role model in his life.

4) Phil, age 12. His interests are drawing, going to the Rec Center to hang out, soccer, and the anime series Dragon BallZ. He just moved to Durango and needs some help adjusting to life in a new town. According to his mom, the ideal Big for Phil would be someone young and energetic who would show Phil they cared about him and built up his confidence.

5) Ron, age 10. Ron is a sports guy through and though. He likes football, basketball, and just hanging out and being outside. He is very interested to learn how to skateboard and snowboard. He also is developing a love for reading and would like his Big to help him with his homework sometimes, when they aren’t playing sports together!

6) Rachel, age 9. Rachel is an active and energetic young lady. She likes doing gymnastics, swimming, baking, and arts and crafts. She is hoping for a Big Sister who can run around and play with her on the playground, do art, and go out for ice cream together.

Aubrey Beals

Community-Based Program Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado

72 Suttle St, Unit I (PO Box 2154), Durango, CO 81302

phone: (970) 247-3720

fax: (970) 385-8491

website: bbig.org

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Locals Only!

The Iron Horse appreciates the support the local community has provided over 41 years. In recognition of that support we are giving locals access to registration a few hours ahead. Last year the IHBC sold out in a matter of days, some race categories within 13 hours! This is a great chance to “get in” early.

The IHBC will be hosting a “Locals Only” registration party Friday November 30th, 2012 5-8pm at Mountain Bike Specialists at 949 Main Ave, Durango. This event will be held only a few short hours before we open registration to the world at midnight, Dec 1.

We will have multiple workstations set up to allow “locals” to stop in and register for the 2013 event to be held May 25-27, 2013. Please bring your credit card because the registration will be done online, and only completed with a credit card. No checks or cash.

Here is the deal: You have to register in person, with a valid ID. You cannot register other people, unless they are under 18(minor). No exceptions. Please do not ask to sign up your spouse, friend, etc… Our liability waiver is part of the registration process and must be electronically signed by the person standing there, who matches the ID.

Beverages, appetizers, and chocolate provided by Bread, Steamworks and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

Regular registration opens at Midnight Dec 1, 2012 if you cannot make this event.

Please check out our new website at ironhorsebicycleclassic.com for event details including the fact we are going to time the McDonald’s Citizen Tour (must start with Train at 8:30am to receive course time) and we have made changes to the Road Race categories based on 2012 feedback. Additionally we have new merchandise offerings, our best yet.

We hope to see you November 30th and thank you for the many years of support.


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