Trails 2000 Tonight

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Trails 2000 hosts a late season Trailwork Party on Weds., Sept. 26 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Carbon Junction Trailhead. Details will be posted at the trail truck on site, so check in at the parking lot first. As always, please wear/bring: long sleeved pants, shirt, hat, sunscreen and waterbottle.DSC05194

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Keep on Pushin

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The team takes formation with Coach Chad.

Push Bike Group is 4 weeks and is totally cool.

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Devo Turf Party

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We celebrated the 2012 Summer Devo season in style tonight at the Stillwater Foundations sports facility, “Turf,” out in Bodo Park Durango. Thanks for such a great summer. Now get ready for fall!

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Specialized Demo at Twin Buttes Saturday

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MBS offers Free Demo of 2013 Specialized  mountain bikes

On Saturday September 1st from 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at Twin Buttes trail system the Specialized  factory representatives will be in Durango with a selection of 2013 mountain bikes. Representatives from Mountain Bike Specialists will be at the trailhead as well.

Please park in the parking lot west of the Giant gas station.  You will see the Mountain Bike Specialists tent and the Specialized trailer.

At 11:00 Annie Cheney will be our host for a tour of the new trails.

12:30 complimentary lunch from Bread will be served.

2012 Olympian and Specialized rider, Todd Wells will be in the parking lot to sign autographs in the late afternoon.

Contact information: Patti Zink@970-759-5585 or patti@mountainbikespecialists.com.

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2012 FLC Squawker MTB Classic is This Weekend

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Howdy ho FLC Cycling fans! That’s right, it’s that time of year again… time for FLC Cycling’s Squawker Mountain Bike Classic.  The fun begins on Saturday September 1st with the classic Short Track on the point behind the Bader Dorms from 8am-11am. You endurance hounds will be able to test your mettle on Durango’s finest and fastest short track course up on the FLC campus, with a challenging mix of ripping single track and dirt roads.

Then comes the Dual Slalom atChapman Hill from 1pm to 5pm on a course loaded with action packed features – berms at the top, a rhythm section and flat turns at the bottom. We’ve been working on it all Fall so it is in great shape. This is the event for spectators!

Sunday September 2nd also brings a Cross Country race that uses the trails that surround campus. Racing starts at 8am behind the Bader dorms, down the Front Hill trail, up the Rim trail around to Chapman, down to the Lion’s Den, back up to the Rim Trail to the corner of the golf course, crossing Rim Dr., along the fence line, crossing Ft. Lewis Dr. onto the Rim Trail back over to the start. Racing will conclude at 1pm. Forthose accessing those trails from campus that day for hiking/biking be aware that there will be a race going on.

**** 8th Ave. (Front Hill) will be closed from 7am-1pm on Sunday, Sept. 2.

A special thanks goes out to Bread, Zia Taqueria and Durango Coca-Cola for providing food and drink for our volunteers.

FLC Cycling races in the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling conference and teams from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, Mesa Colorado, to namejust a few, will be descending on Durango for some mountain biking. The Durango and Fort Lewis College communities are welcome to come cheer on your Skyhawks! For more info on the schedule of events please check out: http://cycling.fortlewis.edu and for specific questions contact Dave Hagen at hagen_d@fortlewis.edu.

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FLC/Irish Embassy Pro Challenge Roller Race Results

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Hey everyone!
Thanks so much to those who came out and raced or supported the roller races last night at the Embassy. It was a great success and a ton of fun for everyone involved!
Here are the results for the men and women’s competitions (Distance is number of kilometers in ten min). Again, congratulations to Ian Burnett and Carmen Small for the big wins of the night!


Place, Name, Distance
1, Small, 10.70
2, Caitlin, 9.26
3, Iverson, 9.03
4, Sturm, 8.95
5, Marshall, 8.89
6, Taylor, 8.71
7, Kane, 8.25
8, Richards, 7.33


Place, Name, Distance
1, Burnett, 13.84
2, Carroll, 11.72
3, Easter (C), 11.64
4, Canale, 11.28
5, Stucki, 11.18
5, Easter (G), 11.18,
7, Burtoni, 11.05
8, James, 10.98
9, Cheeney, 10.87
10, Stalker, 10.75
11, Fortune, 10.30
12, Thompson, 9.89
13, Sonora, 9.08
14, Young, 8.45
15, Alexander, 7.87

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Devo Coach Brendan Shafer Takes on the High School League

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Brendan Shafer will be the head coach of the AHS and DHS mountain bike team this Fall. Practices start Monday Aug 27th from 4:15-6:15 meeting at the rec center. Practices will be much like our u14/u19 practices. Both AHS and DHS students will practice together, but they will ride for their schools! (we need 5 from each school to pull that off).

The team will travel with Sarah Tescher in the Devo van to 2 team races Sept 9th in Nathrop and Oct 21st for State Championships (location TBA).

You do NOT have to race to practice with this team. If you think you will be traveling to a race or two, you will need to register with the Colorado League. Here is the link: www.coloradomtb.org. I need to invite you so you’ll have to wait for that email. The registration in the Colorado League is called “PitZone.”

In Nathrop, we will be camping and more info will follow, but I will need a head count of athletes and parents to reserve the camp spot by next Wednesday.

Have an awesome practice and can’t wait for another sweet Fall session!

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Sweet Elite Trading Cards Finally Unleashed in Durango

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The 2011/12 RMCF/Devo Sweet Elite trading cards will be for sale at Mountain Bike Specialists starting this thursday. Only 45 complete team sets left, 175 random packs of 8 and plenty of individual cards. Come meet the Sweet Elite team along with numerous fast Pro Challenge riders this sunday from 4:15 to 5:15. Autographs!

The 2011/12 Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/Devo Sweet Elite trading cards will be for sale at Mountain Bike Specialists starting this thursday. Only 45 complete team sets left, 175 random packs of 8 and plenty of individual cards. Come meet the Sweet Elite team along with numerous fast Pro Challenge riders this sunday from 4:15 to 5:15. Autographs! Cards were designed by former Durango Bike Polo team member, Chris Adams of Scottsdale, AZ.

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Bicycle Men to Play DAC Starting Tomorrow

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Wednesday, August 15, 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 16, 7 p.m.
Friday, August 17, 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 18, 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets $22 per person online at www.durangoarts.org or at DAC’s ticket office

After playing to sold-out houses in London, New York, L.A., and Chicago, The Bicycle Men are riding into Colorado. They are bringing their critically-acclaimed show to the Durango Arts Center for a special limited run. The Bicycle Men is a sublimely silly musical comedy about a hapless American tourist who crashes his bike and encounters the twisted inhabitants of a quaint French village.

Written by Dave Lewman, Joe Liss, John Rubano and composer Mark Nutter, performed by Joe Liss, John Rubano, Neill Chambers, Bruce Green and Derek Manson. The Bicycle Men runs August 15th through the 19.


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Trailwork at Twin Buttes this Wednesday

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Trailwork this Weds. August 14th at Twin Buttes.
Note Time: 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Thanks to the Durango WheelClub, DEVO U14 girls, and Stan’s No Tubes team for the excellent job on the new two miles of trails!
This Weds. Please meet us to finish up the trails at Twin Buttes.
Directions: Take Hwy 160, past the Giant gas station to the big metal bridge on your right. Go over bridge, turn left and head up road 1/4 mile to the red Trails 2000 truck.
Bring/Wear: Closed toe shoes, long shirts and pants, hat, sunscreen and water.

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Kennebec Pass Enduro is Coming to Durango August 31-September 2

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The second race in the Big Mountain Enduro Series is coming to Durango August 31-September 2, with the race taking place on Sunday. This new format of racing encourages spectator and sponsors alike to catch the high-speed, adrenaline-fueled action of cross country and downhill mountain biking—combined. It isn’t about who is the first to the climb, or who can drop the sickest line—it is about the best all-around trail rider that can tackle any type of terrain, the fastest. Enduro racing turns an epic all-day ride into the ultimate test of fitness and technical skills.

This race will be from the top of Kennebec Pass (Colorado Trail) to the bottom of Dry Fork trail, just west of Durango. The race will be an individual time trial start with riders leaving the start in 1 minute intervals. The trail descends for 6.2 miles on some of the most amazing single track in the state of Colorado. After this first descent it reaches the bridge crossing on Junction Creek. From where the clock starts again at High Point, the race will descend down to the Dry Fork Trail where the races will follow it to the trail head near Lightner Creek road. Dry Fork is a a mix of old two track road that has been closed for years and single track. This section is wide open fast and fun with rocky sections and bermed single track turns.

Elevation loss on the course is approximately 5,400 feet over 13.5 miles in two stages.
View the course map and elevation profile on Garmin Connect by clicking here.

There will be two mandatory sections that must be ridden, but will be UNTIMED—the first being from where the shuttle drops you off to the start of the race, and is approximately 5 miles and 2,200′ of climbing. The second climb in the middle of the course, from the Junction Creek crossing at the bridge to the top of High Point, and is approximately 4 miles. There will be time constraints, but don’t worry they will be VERY attainable. This just ensures people won’t be stopping to take a nap on the side of the trail.

Event headquarters will take place at Second Avenue Sports for registration/check-in on Friday and Saturday and at Ska Brewery for the rider’s meeting on Saturday afternoon, meeting for the shuttle on Sunday morning and post-race party and festivities.

For all of the information on the Kennebec Pass Enduro visit www.bigmountainenduro.com

To register today, visit

Your registration includes a tech event t-shirt from The North Face, shuttle, post-race beer, great schwag/raffle from our sponsors and an unforgettable race experience on some of the best trails in the country that happen to be in your backyard!

Any questions, email us at info@racemsc.com



Also in Durango on Saturday October 13th is the Dirt Lovers Enduro in Horse Gulch! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/Devo Sweet Elite's Colton Andersen will be there!

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Return of the Roller Races

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Bicycle races at the Irish Embassy Pub to coincide with the Pro Cycling Challenge

Picture it: four racers at a time for ten minute race lengths – on a stage upstairs in the Embassy, in the window overlooking Main Ave. For those interested in riding, slots will be filled starting at 8pm, with four riders every 15 minutes. The cost is $5 to participate, with all proceeds benefiting the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team. Each participant will receive a complimentary beer. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. To sign up to participate, contact Cindy Coleman at contact@theirishembassypub.com or 970-946-7660.

According to Wikipedia, bicycle rollers are a type of bicycle trainer that make it possible to ride a bicycle indoors without moving forward. However,unlike other types of bicycle trainers, rollers do not attach to the bicycle frame, and the rider must balance him or herself on the rollers while training. Durango’s history of roller races started back in 1990 with many of the town’s national and world champions competing over the years. The current record is near 44 mph average, but according to Fort Lewis College Cycling Team Director Dave Hagen, “someone is bound to beat it this year or throw up trying.”

“I hope that we get a lot of competitors signed up; it’s really a fun event,” said owner Phil Brennan. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to the Irish Embassy for first place, $50 gift card for second place, and $25 gift card for third place.

Arrive early for a special autograph signing from Team Garmin-Sharp-Barricuda (USA), including Durango’s own Thomas Danielson. Other team members include Tyler Farrar (USA), Nathan Haas (AUS), Alex Howes (USA)
Peter Stetina (USA), Christian Vandevelde (USA), David Zabriskie (USA), and Lachlan David Morton (AUS). Signing will start at the Irish Embassy at 7pm.

A big thanks goes out to Dave Hagen and the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team for helping to organize the event.

Listing info:
Roller Races
Irish Embassy Pub
900 Main Ave.
Friday August 20th
Autograph signing with Team Garmin-Sharp-Barricuda at 7pm
Roller races start at 8pm
$5 to participate – Proceeds benefit the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team
1st place: $100 gift card, 2nd place: $50 gift card, 3rd place: $25 gift card


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