Check out this great blog post on the history of the Telegraph Trail, in Durango’s Horse Gulch, on the Save Horse Gulch Blog. Its quite interesting.Read More
Today at the Fairgrounds is the 4th annual IHBC DEVO Bike Swap. Its 5o cents to get in and there is plenty of used stuff to make ya go crazy. Check out the Buzztown video here. The doors open at 1pm and it will go until 9pm. Have a fun IHBC weekend and we’ll see ya there.Read More
Wow, its 5-20-10. That means the Iron Horse Bicycle classic is coming up. And that means the DEVO Bike Swap. If you have stuff to sell, bring it to the fairgrounds thursday the 27th and we will help price it and place it on the sales floor. Friday is the sale and we are still looking for volunteers, contact Sarah if interested in helping. That friday the Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team will be riding with all the DEVO riders participation in the IHBC. 330 from the Fairgrounds, the team will roll out on road bikes and have some fun.
DEVO coaches have been active at the schools this week. Park, Needham, Riverview and another one are all involved in bike to school week and are hosting bike rodeos to help get kids to school in a healthy manor. Trails 2000, Bike Lemonade, hassle Free Sports and the DPD Bike Patrol crew were all in attendance helping kids. Coach Chad jumped his new Turner off the Park Elementary gym stage and his wheel exploded in front of 200 cheering youngsters. Chad was quite embarrassed, but enjoyed the laughter and finger pointing.
Speaking of youngsters, the Jr DEVO Fun Race and Short Track is about to happen. Next wednesday night, June 26th at TBA and at TBApm, the DEVO Fun Race will end the jr DEVO season in style. There are several categories and lengths for all skill levels, so please come and join in the action. Adult spectators beware, this is a very, very entertaining event.
The following wednesday is the first AOA/DEVO Short Track Series race at the TBA. The races start at 530 with the B men and women, followed by the Kids race at 6 and the A race at 630. The short track is a 15-25 minute race around a short 3-6 minute loop, a set number of laps are choosen and first one to complete the number of laps and cross the finish line wins. This is great fun and also amazing training in a short period of time. Races cost $10 and benefit the Durango DEVO junior program….us.
Oh yeah, IHBC means DEVO Coffee. We have a new batch this season and will be selling it at the Fairgrounds during the IHBC.
Oh Yeah again, Movie night at the Smiley Building on Saturday night, 6pm. This is another DEVO fundraiser and we are showing a super rad film about the 2006 tour, called Hell on Wheels. It is a beautiful film with some good characters and some pretty sweet tour moments. It will be quite the film after racing to Silverton. Make sure to get yourself a seat.
The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Cycling Team’s manager Grant Berry announced earlier this month the inclusion of DEVO’s Alicia Rose Pastore to their team for the 2010 season. This is the 3rd athlete to be signed to an amateur team while training with DEVO, Tad with the U23 National team in 07′ and Ben K with Directory Plus in 06′.
Tomorrow, friday, the DEVO team will be at the factory trails practicing a short track race around 345. If anyone is interetsed in joining us, show up by 4pm and you can come sweat with us. Have a nice Roost!
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The FLC Cycling team just returned to the top spot in the ranking of the nations top collegiate programs. The ranking is based on overall performances in the 4 collegiate disciplines, road, track, mtb and cyclocross. FLC is a 10+ time winner in the mtb category, 2 time cross champions and have never won on the track or road. This past weekend the team was in Wisconson at road nationals where they finished 4th overall in the team omnium. Check out the full race report on their website. Congrats to coaches Matt Shriver, Dave Hagen and the support staff and all the athletes that race for FLC. This is a model organization and its in our town!Read More
DEVO coaches Jess Reed and Anne Cheeney are trying to hold onto their title in the 2 person female field and Chad Cheeney is on a 3 person team and also a defending champion. Director Sarah Tescher will also be competing in the single speed 3 person division. Board members, Gaige Sippy will be on Sarah’s Team and Travis Brown will be a part of the rad Legends team that consists of Dave Wiens, Daryl Price and the man, John Tomac. Good luck to all who shred!Read More
The 10th annual Alien Run will be tomorrow. Registration begins at 8am at the race track and the race begins at 10am. This is a rad lollypop loop race, filled with tight desert singletrack and oil rig road racing. The lollypop of the course being the Alien Run trail loop, which at the furthest point out on the course, makes for the best place to attack or be attacked. This small town race has kept it real and offers a cool tshirt and fun community meal after finishing. For more information.Read More
These past two weeks Durango’s professional cyclists have been packing the podium at events all over the world. Nick Gould taking the fastest 2 lap times at the 12 Hours of Gallup. Todd Wells winning the Sea Otter short track. Trevor Downing won the Tour of Socorro cross country. Willow Koerber just placed 2nd at the first World Cup while Todd was the US’s top finisher at 19th place. Benn Sonntagg took the top spot at the Rabbit Valley Rally and Durango’s Jenn Gersbach, Teal Stetson-Lee and Shannon Gibson went 2,3 and 5 in the pro women’s race. Andy Shultz won the 50 mile Whiskeytown race in Prescott on saturday. Then on the rode, Allister Ratcliff and Rotem Ishay each won a stage in the FLC Squawker classic. FLC’s Sarah Sturm rode to 3rd in the road race. Then Chris Wherry took 4th in the open mens race around the FLC Campus, on the top step was non other than DEVO alumni Tad Elliott. Earlier in the day, DEVO’s current fast man, Howard Grotts rode away from the Cat4/5 field and took the win. And Darian Harvey placed 9th at the first ProGRT in Washington. Finally Carmen Small took the pro womens omnium at the Roadrunner Classic in Albuquerque, after winning last week’s Sea Otter. Dang.Read More
This weekend marks the 10th annual Fort Lewis College Squawker Classic. Today the collegiate teams take on the Time Trial out the Valley. Check the FLC site for more info. DEVO’s Howard Grotts and Levi Kurlander will be in the pack testing out their road legs, so give a cheer!Read More
Devo U19 athletes Sepp Kuss, Gino Pastore, Elliott Saslow, Stephan Davoust and coach Haakon Sigerslid took part in the local Durango Polo Tourney this past weekend. It was the groups first grass polo bike tourney, and their experience in the sport comes from a handful of late summer Devo practice days. The team placed last in the experienced seven team field. Devo coaches Chad and Anne Cheeney took part as well as Evan Elliott and Taylor Borucki. Anne’s team won their 3rd tourney title and Chads Broncos team lost their first tourney game to date, in the finals, 5-3 to Fort Collins’ The Bellfrie Boys. It was a great weekend for bike polo.Read More