Durangos Crossers Head to Bend

This week, over 40 Durango local cyclocrossers will be heading west to take on the nations top riders at the 2009 US National Championships of Cyclocross event in Bend, Oregon. Age group racing begins on thursday and runs through saturday. The collegiate racers compete on sunday as do the men’s and women’s elite.  Singlespeed shreders race friday morning and the Under 23 categories are on saturday. The weather is looking super chilly and has the chance of rain and snow. Sounds like cross.

Todd Wells won in Portland
Todd Wells won in Portland

This past weekend saw the end of the FLC Cross Series with the Muscle Cross, at Buckley Colusseum on saturday and the FLC Cross Finals up on the FLC campus. Saturday it was Teal Stetson-Lee taking the win over Carmen McNelis and Ben Sonntag for the men.

Iron Horse Registration is Open

The 39th edition once again features the McDonalds Citizens 50 mile tour, The Durango Coca Cola Road Race, Quarter Horse To Purgatory, Morehart Murphy Subaru Criterium, Alpine Bank Time Trial, Omnium, Sprite Kids race, Durango Devo Bike Swap, thats us!,  and the Concert on Main. See events page for event detail and follow the registration tab to register at Active.com. New for 2010 you can order official IHBC jerseys while registering online. It is sure to be a great weekend of events, come join the tradition!

Devo board member Travis Brown leading out the future at the 2007 IHBC kids race
Devo board member Travis Brown leading out the future at the 2007 IHBC kids race

Colorado High School Mountain Bike League

It does seem silly nowadays that cycling is not a school supported sport. Well thats about to change in 2010. Running off the successes of the NorCal High School Racing League, and recent addition SoCal League, Colorado has bitten from the apple and will launch a scholastic season for 2010.

The start of the 2007 Middle School State Champs at the Factory Trails in Durango.
The start of the 2007 Middle School State Champs at the Factory Trails in Durango.

The season appears to be in september with a state championship race in October. Check out their site for more information.

April 24, 2010: Cylcefest Dinner, with Dave Wiens (Denver)
June 2010: Leaders Summit (Training for Head Coaches, Asst. Coaches, and Ride Leaders)
August 2010: Beginner/Intermediate Rider Camps
August 2010: Team Training begins
August 2010: Team Registration opens
September 2010: Races 1 & 2
October 2010: Race 3 & CO State Championship

Muscle Cross Schedule

This Saturday, Dec. 5, with much preliminary hoopla, is the 4th annual Russell the MuscleCross at Buckley Park. Racing action begins at 10am with the Singlespeeders followed by the kids race at 11am. The competitive Men’s A and 40+ goes off at 11:30 with the Men’s B and Open Women classes rolling at 12:30pm. Russ the Musc is the 5th race in the FLC Cyclocross Series presented by Animas Orthopedics, Coca-Cola and Rivergate Sports Medicine, and has many unique course features for the racers to navigate – everyone is welcome. The series concludes Sunday up at the FLC Stadium with the Series Finals – racing begins at 10am. For more info check out www.durangocyclery.com. I hear entry is $5!

The singlespeed category is open to mountain bikes as well as cross rigs. The kids race is for child cyclists of all ages. Course helpers will help at all the tricky kid sections, so please come out to Buckley Colusseum (Park) this saturday and enjoy the second to last Durango cycling race of the year.

The start line at Muscle 08
The start line at Muscle 08

FLC Cyclocross Series Standings as of now can be seen here

DEVO Hoodies and Tshirts by River

Hey everyone, this is River, I am on the U14 team. Now that it is nearing Christmas time, tis’ the season to give back, and my Mom and I were thinking to do just that. We are making t-shirts and hoodies to sell to anyone and everyone who wants one, and when you buy it you know that 50% of the profits are going directly to Durango DEVO. You can have one of the 2 designs that we made, you can see then in the attachments to this message. And we have lots of different colors and sizes in hoodies and tees. Here is a sample of the type of hoodie (the tee shirts look like any other tee shirt):

g185_77_pThe tees will be $8 and the hoodies will be $18.

Please order soon as we need to know how many we need to make, as we are printing as orders come in. But none of this can happen without your support, so please help out and give back this holiday season by supporting Durango DEVO, and catching up on your christmas shopping. As Chad would say, “This is gonna be sweet!”

Raxter Bike Racks from Krista

Our sister in the traveling spandex, Krista Park has given Devo coaches Annie and Chad a Raxter Bike Rack for their van to travel to and fro Devo action in 2010. The current rack on Coach Chad’s van was purchased by his parents, for the family van, in 1989, and has been used ever since. It looked it too, so when traveling pro mountain biker, Krista swung through for a local short track race, it was evident they needed to upgrade.

The rack Devo recieved was the folding 1.25″ hitch, 3 Bike Rack. It holds 3 bikes and folds up out of the way when not in use. It has not seen a trip yet, so we will be sure to report how it works as soon as we have to drive somewhere to ride. Thanks to Raxter for the generous gift.

2010 Mountain Sates Cup Series Schedule

April 24-25 – Rabbit Valley Rally, Fruita CO. – Time Trial, XC
May 15-16 – Chalk Creek Stampede, Nathrop CO. – XC, STXC, 4X, Slalom
June 5-6 – Chili Challenge, Angel Fire N.M. – XC, 4X, SD, DH
June 26-27 – Wildflower Rush, Crested Butte CO. – XC, 4X, SD, DH
July 9-10 – Blast the Mass, Snowmass CO. – (2) DH, XC, SD
July 14 – 18 – National Mountain Bike Championships, Sol Vista Ski area, Granby CO. XC, STXC, DH, 4X, SD ( non MSC race)
August 7-8 – Keystone Revival, Keystone CO. – XC, STXC, SD, DH
August 22-23 – Full Tilt I Telluride, Telluride CO/Mountain Village – XC, HC, 4X, DH
September 4- 6 Winter Park Pursuit, Winter Park CO. – XC, STXC, DH, SD, Slalom

Here’s more info from MSC

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a super day today in the sun. We at Devo are very thankful for all the fun families we get to be a part of. The Turkeys are definitely out riding today.