Coal Bank Time Trial Tonight

Durango Wheel Club Time Trial Series

Arrive at 5:20 to check in. First rider goes off shortly after 5:30 (that\’s the goal anyhow).


May 14 – Coal Bank – The classic pre-IHBC event (BE THERE!)


Start: on US 550 opposite Cascade Village entrance.

Course: North on US 550

Finish: Top of Coal Bank Pass

Distance: 5.8 miles

Climbing: 1,840\’

Chapman Hill Work Date Moved

Last Saturdays Chapman Hill 4x course build date has been moved to this saturday, due to bobcat issues. If you want to lend a hand with the sweet new course, show up with a tool on Saturday. Booya. In related news, the city has OK’d a pump track at the Durango BMX track. Booya.

Trails 2000 This Wednesday

Trailwork Wednesday, May 13

Meet at the Meadow Trailhead in Horse Gulch. 

Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Directions: From College, turn right on E. 8th Avenue and then left at E. 3rd Street (Horse Gulch Road)by Building Specialties. Park at the trailhead and walk or ride up the road to the start of the Meadow. 

Work Focus: Install water drainages, clean up trail and install new signs.

Please wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, sturdy shoes, wear hat, sunscreen and workgloves.

ALL are welcome to attend.

The Durango Mountain Bike Camp Womens Clinics are a big hitcheck out the next one on June 13 and visit to sign up.

Thanks to the Durango Downtown website for the piece on Trails 2000..check it out:

All of the downed trees on Dry Fork to the Colorado Trail have been cleared. Please feel free to contact us with any trail updates at

Upcoming Dates to add to your Calendar:


Wednesday, May 27

Wednesday, June 3

Trails 2000 Annual Membership Picnic at the Rec Center Amphitheater, June 10

Colorado Trail workday June 14. Please sign up at

Ladies Clinic

Hey ladies!  This weekend is Durango Mountain Bike’s Camp 2nd Women’s

Clinic with Sarah Tescher and Elke Brushaert.  This is our Mother’s Day

Clinic (but you don’t need to be a mom!) from 9-1 on Saturday May 9th.  We 

will meet at Mountain Bike Specialist and start our day with some basic 

skills that can improve any level of rider.  The clinic will be about body position on all different types

of terrain; corners, climbing, descending, switchbacks, rocky sections,

etc.  Then from 12-1 we will meet with the ONLY female mechanic in

Durango and go over bike maintenance.  Don’t forget that this is a

clinic taught by women, for women, and all about women riders! 

 10% of proceeds go to the Women’s Resource Center

$50/ clinic $225 for all five 

A helmet cam from GoPro will be given to the woman who uses her hips the

most in class!  Thank you to Verde for partnering up with us! 


Slots are filling fast!  So, go to to 

register or simply head into MBS for a registration form.   Call Sarah at 

779-8480 for more information. 



Chapman Hill Mountain Cross

The Chapman Hill Mountain Cross course is set to get dialed this saturday. Track builders Tommy T and Cody Wilderman are heading up the charge this saturday. They have asked for help grooming the sweet, huge course. The track has taken on a fair number of looks throughout the past decade, but this version appears to be the most professional yet. The goal is to be as close to the industry standard as possible to make Durango more appealing to national and international competition. If you want a piece, show up on saturday.

Durango BMX to Redo Track

This weekend, starting thursday, Durango BMX will be doing the ol’ switcheroonie. A pro track builder named Billy will be coming and redoing all the straight away features. The crew needs help from the community to rake and smooth out the course. If you are interested in lending a hand, show up friday evening, or anytime all day saturday and sunday. The Durango track is considered one of the best built tracks in the state.

Nathrop Pictures

all photos by Coach Chad


FLC Racers Find Teams


South Rim Duathlon

This weekend, the South Rim Duathlon takes place here in Durango. The first part is the sweet run up Sale Barn Canyon trail with the Big Canyon trail back to the start finish. The Mountain bike is next with the same loop and more, the Big Canyon downhill finish is a classic. If you would like to help and volunteer for the event, contact Rick Callies at 375-7308 or

DEVO Telegraph Time Trial Results for April

Friday April 24th

U-19 Ladies; Kaila 22:38, Hannah M. 27:22, Alicia Rose 20:54, Joan 27:26

U-19 Men; Kyle 20:36, Elliott 19:03, Taylor 19:07, Howard 16:46, Gino 17:58, Sepp 19:53, Nick 26:08, Stephan 22:51

U-14 Girls; Whitney 28:50, Martina 29:29, Kaylee 31:33, Amy 27:32, Hannah P. 27:44, Avra 26:59, Lilly 27:00

U-14 Boys; Shane 32:28, River 32:17, Devin 29:47, Will 31:42, Haakon 20:39, Christopher 20:38, Collin 23:41, Carl 46:40, Hank 23:17, Levi 22:35, Cully 23:23, James dnf, Keenan 34:16, Derek 27:04

Coaches and Helpers; Kricket 25:17, Annie 25:53, Evan 21:59, Lars 17:13, Chad 18:26

Last Years Results

More Old Times

Women's MTB Clinics This Weekend


Durango DEVO’s Sarah Tescher and Elke Brutsaert bring you DEVO moms and local ladies a monthly skills sesh to spice up you spring rides. The first one is this saturday from 9am to 1pm. You can register online at or at Mountain Bike Specialists. These two local shred legends will definitely treat you right.  womansmtbposter

Fruita Results

Dale’s Pale Ale Time Trial,  3miles

U-14 girls; 1. Kaylee Blevins 24:04, 2. Avra Saslow 26:32, 3. Amy Katz 26:35, 4. Hannah Quick 35:59(flatted and ran to the line)

U-14 boys; 1. Chris Blevins 20:52, 3. Cully Brown 23:14, 5. Charlie Greenberg 27:00, 6. River Weiss 29:28, 7. Keenan Desplanques 29:58, 8. Devin Feilen 30:32, 9. Harrison Quick 39:09

Cat 2 girls 15-18; 1. Hannah Madden 25:17, 2. Joan Walker 27:53

Cat 2 boys 15-18; 1. Elliott Saslow 19:58, 2. Haakon SIgerslid 20:19, 6. Hank Stowers 22:49, 7. Levi Kurlander 23:45, 8. Stephan Davoust 25:30

Cat 1 girls 15-18; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore 20:43

Cat 1 boys 15-18; 2. Gino Pastore 18:04, 3. Sepp Kuss 18:39

Coaches; Cat 2 womem, 2nd Annie Cheeney 25:28, singlespeed women, 1st Jess Reed 21:53, pro men 13th, Chad Cheeney 17:10, 5th Travis Brown 16:11.

full tt results

full xc results

Pro Men XC Race Video

DEVO Does Fruita

The weekend started off with a bang. On friday evenings’ team preride on the time trial course, DEVO U-19er Summer Ellefson fell and dislocated her elbow badly. The evacuation led into the darkness as we had to walk her out of the singletrack to the awaiting four wheelers. Local doctor and DEVO parent Field Blevins happened to be in the area preriding and came to help. U-14 Elliott Saslow rounded up a group of 4wheelers to help. Coach Kricket was on hand as well to give her athlete a hand to squeeze. They arrived back to camp at 10pm.

Summer was super tough and after getting back to camp at 2am, was awake rallying her teamates for the days task. Saturday mornings’ Time Trial went well for DEVO. Taking wins in 5 of the 6 junior categories. Elliott Saslow, Chris Blevins, Alicia Rose Pastore, Kaylee Blevins, Hannah Madden took wins. It was the first mtb race ever for Charlie Greenberg, River Weiss, Keenan Desplanques, Devin Feilen, and Harrison Quick. DEVO U-19er Alicia Rose Pastore won the Cat 1 15-18 ladies by over 2 minutes as her brother Gino placed second, with sidekick Sepp Kuss in 3rd in the cat 1 15-18 boys.

After a couple hours of post race fun riding and eating and resting, the team geared up to pre ride the next days track. After a brief lesson in race starts, the teams split up into groups and took off. Local Olympian Travis Brown took the older DEVO members out on course and taught them the art of riding fast with a big beard. Coaches Jess, Annie and Chad rode with the U-14, 19 girls and boys on the race loop and had a nice banana break on the slickrock section. Saturday night the team camped out under the stars in Rabbit Valley, a huge bonfire and a speech by Coach Chad helped the kids stay up a little later than usual on a night before the first cross country race of the season.

Sunday morning the U-14 boys and girls were awakened to a last minute course change that had everyone in a frenzy. The DEVO team stayed calm and went with the flow. After several wrong turns and confusing intersections, Chris Blevins crossed the line in first place for the boys and sister Kaylee another victory for the family. Kaylees teammates Amy Katz and Avra Saslow finished 2nd and 3rd behind.

In the Cat 2 boys and girls races, Elliott Saslow took 2nd place, his best cat 2 finish to date. While teammates Haakon Sigerslid and Stephan Davoust went 4,5. Hannah Madden and Joan Walker continued their Cat 2 domination from last year and went 1,2.

The Cat 1 race course was a grueling, technical 28 mile popsicle style loop, that with the mid day heat, was going to be a tough first race of the season. Team DEVO handled it in stride.

The Cat 1 boys took 3,4 and 5th place in the super competitive boys race. Gino Pastore, Howard Grotts and Sepp Kuss are young, but they proved that they belong. In the Girls race, Alicia Rose Pastore was leading by 4minutes untill the 2mile to go mark and flatted. The flat fix took longer than expected and she rolled in in 4th place. Teammate Kaila Hart, who drove in for the race the morning of, fresh off a late night after prom school party, battled it out in the heat and flatted twice and finished 6th.  Coach Kricket Lewis was out on course feeding the ladies and encouraging each athlete as they passed. DEVO alumni Joe Schneider raced in his first pro category race and finished 21st.

The Durango DEVO team travels to races as a team throughout the summer season. Coaches and helpers come with and the group camps out or stays in team condos. The goal of the team race is to teach the kids how to manage themselves at a race weekend. Their next team race is the local Alien Run Race in Aztec, New Mexico.