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DEVO Team Race Schedule

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The 2010 mountain bike race season kicks off for team DEVO this April in Fruita. This will be DEVO’s 3rd season attending the Rabbit Valley Rally. Then in May the team heads over Wolf Creek to Nathrop’s Chalk Creek Stampede. This race has gotten plump since its recent inclusion to the 3 part US Cup series, The Triple Crown. Then in June its up to the classic DEVO team race, the WIldflower Rush. Crested Butte has been a staple in the colorado race scene for 40 years. After all that sweet colorado action, DEVO takes on the nations best at the National Championships at Sol Vista ski area. DEVO has 5 defending national champions looking to have some more fun. And finally the team will take its shortest drive over the hills to Telluride. After a couple years off, the race has been placed back on the schedule and that is a good thing. That is looking like a fun 2010 for DEVO.

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Overend Mountain Park?

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Photo by Mike Wilk

We are supporting an effort to have the Durango Mountain Park renamed as “Overend Mountain Park” in honor of Ned Overend.  If you agree, please head to the MBS website below and check it out.

It will be a fitting recognition of his world class athletic accomplishments, his key roll in making the park happen, and his leadership in the community.

For more information about the renaming of Durango Mountain Park to Overend Mountain Park, please visitwww.mountainbikespecialists.com.

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Chapman Hill Challenge a Success

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The inaugural Chapman Challlenge was a big success.  Twelve participants completed the race which included 3 laps up and 3 laps down Chapman Hill under the lights.  Light weight randone skis led the race.  Mile Venzara and Scott Simmons continuously diced it out at the front.  Simmons won with a 3-lap time of 25:16.  Venzara came in a close 2nd with a time of 26:33.  Biking legend Frank Mapel rounded out the podium with a time of 29:00.  Mapel raced on a heavier Alpine Touring set-up.  Jen Gersbach, pro-mtn biker, came in 4th overall and 1st female.  She passed 4th place male Mark Ianhoe at the downhill finish line.  Ianhoe completed the steep, icy course on skate skis!  Brett Butterstein, Greg Lewis and Jimmy Nicholson finished 5th, 6th and 7th.  Holly Simmons, the only skier on tele-mark skis was the 2nd female finisher.  She narrowly beat Sven Brunso, passing him as he lost a ski on the final downhill run.  Michael Andres rounded out the men on his first day ever on randone skis.  Quinn Simmons, the lone junior racer, won his category.  Organizers are hoping for a big turn-out next year!Colby Simmons at the top, changing skins

Colby Simmons at the top, changing skins

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Inaugural Chapman Hill Challenge

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Its an Uphill/Downhill race to be held at Chapman Hill, on Friday Feb 5th at 6:30pm. Registration starts at 5:30pm @ the ice rink that night. All abilities and transportation modes (except snowmobiles 😉 ) are welcome. The race is being put on by Pine Needle Mountaineering. For more info call Scott – 946-6892. Great winter training!!

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Junior UCI Trade Teams in the States!

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Califoria's Whole Athlete Cycling Team

Califoria's Whole Athlete Cycling Team

California’s Whole Athlete Cycling Team has become the first UCI registered Junior/u23 mountain bike team in years. This comes in the wake of the USA Cyclings decision to end its U23 National Team. Another junior team from Arizona, called Team Super Nova is also in the process of signing up as a UCI trade team. This costly license allows the team to send racers over seas to compete in the World Cup Series. Also exciting for this season is the Windham, New York World Cup Finals. As of last year, World Cup races have included junior races at the event, but to enter, the juniors must be on a roster of a UCI team, which has been historically rare. This is exciting stuff for US junior mountain bikers.

In somewhat simular news, the Colorado High School MTB Leauge has a schedule out

Tentative Race Schedule
Race #1 Sept 18
Race #2  Oct 2
Race #3  Oct 16
Race # 4 Oct  30  (State Championships)

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Snowdown Roller Races Are Cancelled!

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Never mind, this has been cancelled!. Snowdown begins next week and that mean another round of roller racing. This years event takes place at the Smiley Building, wednesday night at 6pm. Here in Durango, roller races are run a tad bit different than elsewhere. Riders have 15 minutes on the bike to travel the greatest distance. The event is free and sign-up takes place 15 minutes before.

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Snow Biking!

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DEVO Alumni Taylor Borucki drops in on Rambo Hill in Test Tracks

DEVO Alumni Taylor Borucki drops in on Rambo Hill in Test Tracks

Elke Brutsaert makes crashing look soft

Elke Brutsaert makes crashing look soft

U14 Coach Scott Shishim dropping in to turn 1

U14 Coach Scott Shishim dropping in to turn 1

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Spin Those Legs at The Hub

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Local cycling hero, Chris Wherry has changed professions, from road cycling with the nations fastest racers to working hands on with Durango’s wide range of enthusiasts. The Hub opened for business in early January and is building steam. Devo coaches Chad and Annie Cheeney have been quick to dive in and are digging the grassroots feeling to the cycle center. Devo will be offering a pre summer season base training program starting mid february to get the legs pumping, so stay tuned.

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DEVO Athlete in Film Trailer

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Check out the trailer to the film, Women of Dirt closely and you will see Joan Walker of the DEVO U19 Ladies team at the 2009 National Championships in Sol Vista, leading out the start of the cross country race where she finished 3rd. DEVO is in the process of bringing the film to Durango. If you are interested in helping with the process please contact chad@durangodevo.com.

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