Cyclocross Star Hooks DEVO up with Beans

Fresh of another cyclocross victory, Jeremy Powers has made some time to donate some Jelly Belly sport beans to the DEVO squad. He is a former resident of Durango and is currently one of the top stars in the sweet winter sport. Several large boxes filled with blue beans arrived at the DEVO offices and will be handed out to hungry post school hands during the fall jrDEVO season. Thanks Jeremy.

Mountain Bike Action

DEVO has made the pages of super glam monthly mag, Mountain Bike Action. Last months October isue had a full page on U-14er Keenan Desplanques and his rad attitude. Keenan is a cancer survivor and is all about his bike. He placed 10th at this years national championships in Sol Vista Colorado. Check him out on page 84 in the “Riders WHo Inspire” Section. Then in the current November issue, Elke Brutsaert has a pic of her railing a corner on the way to her national championship winning run in the super D at Sol Vista. She is wearing a DEVO jersey in support of  the team during the weekend. Check her out on page 124.

New Site is Now

Yo Team. Here is our new website/blogsite. What do you think? Please be patient these next few months as we work out the kinks and get it to the perfect look and feel. Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions. Have a nice day.

Boure Bike Fweest

Here are the remaining rides offered for the Boure celebration of bikes. 

Wednesday September 30, 2009
La Etapa de la Reina

Mesa Verde 200k
8AM START – Meet at Roosa Avenue and US Hwy 160 West.

 Mesa Verde 100k
10AM START – Meet at Absolute Bakery, 110 South Main in Mancos.
 **Please note: There is an $8 Entry Fee, and lights are required to ride your bike through Mesa Verde National Park due a rather lengthy and dark tunnel.
Thursday October 1, 2009
Durango Singletrack MTB Ride – 20 miles and/or 2 hours
 Meet at Carver’s, 1022 Main Avenue
 *Ride with Ned Day

 Friday October 2, 2009
Tour of Eastern La Plata County – up to 60 miles

 Meet at Oscar’s, in the Town Plaza next to Kroeger’s Hardware Store
 *Riders should expect as much road-bike-suitable dirt roads as is possible.

 Saturday October 3, 2009

Baker’s Bridge-Old Shalona – 30 miles
Meet at bread – at Florida Rd and East Animas Rd (CR 250)
*Vintage Bike Day* (if you don’t have a vintage steed, bring your most unique or fun velo)

Tad Elliott Stuff Sale

Tad Elliott plus Elliott family gear sale is this Friday evening starting at 4pm-whenever then Saturday morning starting at 8 am. At the Elliott’s house 2613 Arroyo Drive. Please role by. There is Tons of Sunglasses and Cycling clothes. A couple of bikes and some nordic Skiing equipment. Tad is a DEVO alumni who is now a professional cross country ski and bike racer. In the bike racing department, he is currently looking for a new team, so keep your ears peeled.

Commuting News

The Multi Modal Transportation crew of the City of Durango and Amber have released their first newsletter. Check it here.September. They also have a new website up and running that can give you the lowdown on all the walk, bike or bussing around this sweet town.

Cross Season News


Sunday, Nov. 1– FLC NightCross – FLC Stadium 

Sunday, Nov. 8 – Dolores – Joe Rowell Park 

Sunday, Nov. 15 – Cortez

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Aztec

Sunday, Nov. 22 – Durango – Santa Rita Park 

Saturday, Dec. 5 – Russell the Musclecross – Buckley Park 

Sunday, Dec. 6 – Series Finals – FLC Stadium 



There will be three different start times:

Men A/40+


Men B/Open Women


We have some great sponsors this year that are helping us bring it up a notch: Animas Orthopedics/Rivergate Sports Medicine and Durango Coca-Cola are the presenting sponsors with many more helping to make it possible (flyer out soon).


PRACTICES: Wednesdays at 12noon


That for the first few weeks as later in the day conflicts with Football. Once you know the course you may practice at any time, just be aware in high traffic/paved sections. If the football team is using its whole practice area then avoid that part of the course (you can figure out a way do the barriers without conflicting). There is also baseball/softball/soccer and club sports using the area later in the day – it’ll be tough until November.




I have marked a ~ 6min. course starting at the softball complex toward Dirks Field (Soccer-East) then heading left (north). Orange flags mark the apex of turns 95% of the time – the other 5% they are there to give a long straightaway reference. When there are 2 and 3 flags it is a hairpin and/or in an area without a tree to mark the turn.

Durango Little 500

This wednesday night will be the Durango Little 500 track bike fun race to benefit the Volunteers of America. Registration is 5pm at the Fort Lewis College track. Teams of 4 race around the track using team tactics to win the ultimate prize, fun. This is a fun family event and all types of bikes are welcomed. Check out the DWC blog for the scoop.

Jr. DEVO Jerseys Are In

Jr. DEVO Jerseys have arrived and are for sale at Hasslefree Sports.  Thank you Hasslefree for supporting Durango DEVO!

Jr. DEVO Jerseys Coming Soon

Hold tight just a little bit longer!  The Jr. DEVO jerseys will be here soon.  They will be sold at Hasslefree Sports for $45.  Thank you!

AOA Super Summer Short Track Series Finals Results

September 9th, 2009

Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO Short Track Series #12

B Men; 1. Chris Blevins, 2. Harrison Brown, 3. Levi Kurlander, 4. Elliott Saslow, 5. Bill Linder, 6. Adrian Balsara, 7. Stephan Davoust, 8. James SHahan, 9. Keenan Desplanques, 10. Will Berger, 11. Derek Pansze, 12. George McQuinn, 13. Devin Feilen

A Women; 1. Kaylee Blevins, 2. Annie Cheeney, 3. Lynda Berger

A Holeshot; Chris Blevins

Kids Race; Quinn, Carter, Brady, Sabina, Colby, Ivan

A Women; 1. Krista Park, 2. Tina Dominic, 3. Alicia Rose Pastore

A Men; 1. Rotem Ishay, 2. Matt Shriver, 3. Joey Thompson, 4. Ben Sonntag, 5. Trevor Downing, 6. Lars Ellefson, 7. Greg Carpenter, 8. Cale Redpath, 9. Miles Venzara, 10. Scott Simmons, 11. Bryce Gordon, 12. Brendan Shafer, 13. Chad Cheeney, 14. Miles Smith, 15. Gaige Sippy, 16. Greg Lewis, 17. Lucas Perez, 18. Colton Anderson, 19. Grady James, 20. Joe Burtoni, 21. Robert Jones, 22. Gino Pastore, 23. Harrison Brown, dnf, Dustin Wantstrath, Adrian Balsara

A Holeshot; Greg Carpenter

past results

Durango Wheel Club Champs

The DWC championships are looking at day 2 after wednesdays mountain bike time trial in the gulch. The full results are on their blog at Thursdays stage is set for road bike time trialing out and back on La Posta road. Then Saturday mornings road race is new for 2009 and looks to be burly. And to finish it off, sunday will see a classic criterium out at Mercy Medical.

AOA Super Short Track Series Finals Tonight

Tonight is the final local short track of the season for us, so come check it out. Same times, same place at the factory trails at the sweet campus of Fort Lewis College. Sign up is at 515 and the B race starts things off at 530. the kids race is at 6pm and the A race finishes off the season at 630pm. This race will be brought to you by the DEVO and FLC development programs.