Durango is pursuing a bid for a stage of the Quiznos Pro Tour Challenge to take place across the State of Colorado in 2011. According to the committee, Durango is shooting for the opening stage of the tour, or none at all. Tuesday morning the group will meet with the Quiznos crew and travel the proposed route over to Telluride via Mancos and Dolores. Could be cool. Good luck team.
Make sure to swing by Smelter Mountain today and walk or ride yourself up the new CR210 road that winds around the “new” Lake Nighthorse. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10am at the bottom and the event will last until 2pm. Have fun!
Alicia is now in Canada to prepare for this weekends World Championships, here is an update,
“Hey guys here is an update from Mont Saint Anne.
After a 8 hour drive in the old volvo Elke and I finally made it to Mont Saint Anne. Sunday night we pulled into our hotel around 8 which was perfect because it gave us a little time to spin out our legs before going to eat some really good pizza at a local restaurant that Elke knew of. It was really cool because when we got there the teams from Brazil and Sweden where there along with a couple Dutch riders, and the girl from Chili that I raced with in Windham.
Yesterday, after having a very lazy morning we headed to the team hotel and settled in there before going to ride the course. The course was the most technical riding I have ever done. The weather here is uncharacteristically hot hot and dry. Therefore the course is very, very dry and loose. there are huge sand pits and around some of the switch backs you sink in super deep. It was really helpful having Elke to ride with. She used a bike from the Luna Team, so she could ride with me.”
He’s off to the Sante Fe Blue Brass and Oldtime Festival Banjo and Fiddle competition. Wish him luck as he competes in Saturday’s events. Brendan is a local picker and is known locally for his creative style of play and his good looking homemade instruments. Last year Brendan placed second in the Oldtime Banjp competition and is looking for the top spot this weekend. The contestants are asked to play 2 songs by the judges, and are not allowed to speak or be seen during play to allow for a judgment based on technical play alone. Good luck Coach!
There will be no short track tonight. The Animas Orthopedic Associates sponsored series has ended for the summer, but we have decided to throw one extra on September 1st up on the FLC campus, Factory Trails. Same times as usual. There will be a huge Kids race as Jr DEVO is in session and there will also be a large number of college students on hand as school starts up that week. Get ready for the AOA Super Top Secret SHort Track Finale!
Thanks to Durango Coca-Cola and DMR for helping us put on this sweet local series. DMR mountain biking is back! Thanks to Jim Feilen for the fantastic photo work.
For the last day of Summer Junior Devo camp, coach Jon Bailey took 5 riders and their parents on the Hermosa Creek Trail.
Hope you are having an amazing summer! The Hub is offering another Women’s MTB Skills Clinic. If you missed the first one, here is your opportunity to perfect your skills for some fall single track! Go check out some of the amazing fall colors with renewed confidence on the bike. Contact Chris and Melissa at The Hub to sign up.The Hub Women’s Clinic Poster,
The Hub Training Center
Thanks to all those who took time to come shred at DMR this summer at the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown town race series. We averaged 33 racers for the three events and can only see it growing into the future. DMR is pumped to have us up there and the racers have been pumped on the positive growth with the terrain and the race tracks offered.
In Saturdays final race of the Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown series, the 20th Anniversary of the 1990 World Championships, DEVO’s Howard Grotts and Director Sarah Tescher raced the new 90 Worlds lap to victory, Howard sealing the deal on the overall points champ and teammate AliciaRose winning the women’s overall. Other winners on the day were Julie Feilen, Devin Feilen, Levi Kurlander and Ed Zink. Zink was the promoter for the 90 Worlds and took the day at DMR to reminisce and race his bike on the rerouted course. He wore a vintage jersey, hat and warm-up flease from the 1990 event and looked super sweet. After the event, he stayed around and fielded questions and dusted off an old program from the race and gifted it to the promoter for the current event, coach Chad. Coach Chad was pumped! All in all, the series was a positive for the Durango community and will be back for 2011. The series profits will be split evenly and donated to Trails 2000, FLC Cycling, the Durango Wheel Club, Bicycle Lemonade, Durango BMX and Durango DEVO.
Lots of action around town this weekend. Make sure to give the Dirt Lovers Rally a try. Registration is sunday morning at the Horse Gulch trail head from 730-830am and the race begins at 9am. The experts race 18 miles, sport 16 and beginners do 6. There will also be a kids race on the meadow loop. This is a classic Durango race and is being put on by the Durango Nordic Club. Check them out here for more information.
From one of the Jr DEVO Summer Camp coaches,
“John Rocka fell and knock the wind out of himself at camp today.
After he regained the ability to speak,
he asked me if he still had two lungs?
I looked at him curiously, asked him to raise his right hand,
then looked him in the eyes,
“Yes John Rocka you still have both lungs.””
There is the final Triple Crown Cross Country race this Saturday at DMR. Registration is at 9am and will cost you juniors $5! If you’d like to try another event, Escalante Days in Dolores is on the same day. The Dolores course is pretty flat with tons and tons of corners. If you attend the DMR race, please wear your Devo jerseys with pride as it is our home race, and run by your coaches, parents and teammates.
Ned_Furtado Circuit Race Results
Purg Marks 20th Anniversary of World MTB Championships
Devo Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown race to be held on revamped Worlds course
August 6, 2010, Durango, CO – Twenty years ago this summer, Purgatory put mountain biking on the global map by hosting the Inaugural World Mountain Bike Championships. On Saturday, August 14, the resort will partner with DEVO and Durango Coca-Cola to celebrate two decades of mountain biking history with a cross-country race on the original 1990 Worlds XC course, plus a newly redesigned section that opened in 2010.
The race is the third and final race of the new DEVO Durango Coca-Cola Triple Crown series, held this summer at Purgatory. The overall male and female winners of the three-race series each receive a free season pass to Durango Mountain Resort. All entrants in Saturday’s event will receive a free lunch courtesy of Durango Coca-Cola.
The race is open to Beginner, Sport, and Pro/Expert ability categories and Junior U18, Senior, and Master age categories. Registration is $30 and can be completed online at www.active.com. Race starts at 9am for all categories and the Kids Race will be at 12pm on the Coke Circuit Course. Proceeds benefit Durango DEVO, Trails 2000, Durango Wheel Club, Fort Lewis Cycling, and Bicycle Lemonade. The race will be timed by 4 Corners Timing, and results will be posted at www.durangodevo.com.
Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO SHort Track #10
8.11.10 Factory Trails
B Men; 1.Chris Blevins, 2. Fabio When, 3. Sven Brunso, 4. Jay Eagan, 5. Climt Campbell, 6. Henry Larson, 7. Greg Otteson
B Women; 1. Kaylee Blevins
Kids Race; Nolan and Josh
A Men; 1. Matt Shriver, 2. Drew Edsall, 3. Tad Elliott, 4. Howard Grotts, 5. Chad Cheeney, 6. Colton Anderson, 7. Lars Ellefson, 8. Joe Schneider, 9. Greg Lewis, 10. Keegan Swenson, 11. Miles Venzara, 12. Mark Smelser
A Women; 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. AliciaRose Pastore, 3. Kaila Hart, 4. Annie Cheeney