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DEVO Has Shishim

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Welcome Scott Shishim to the U-14 boys rookie team. Scott is currently working on his USA Cycling Coaching license. He is a substitute teacher and is a super strong mechanic at the Durango Cyclery. And now he is a DEVO coach. pronounced, shish-im.

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Boys and Girls Club Bikes

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The Boys and Girls Club of Durango has bikes. The after school program offers fun bike rides from their front door, located in the Rec Center parking lot. Durango DEVO Coach Annie meets every monday, after school to lead rides around the Rec Center fun zone. All types of bikes are encouraged and so are helmets. The rides begin April 20th from 4-5pm. Waivers and serious stuff must be filled out ahead of time to participate. The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is all about this.

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Jr DEVO Ride Schedules

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It is time to unveil the 2009 Jr DEVO spring ride schedules. Rides begin the week of April 6th. YeeHa! Also, please remember to swing by Hassle Free Sports on North Main for your last minute cycling needs. They are the official JrDEVO sponsor and offer sweet deals on bikes and gear for those participating in the spring program. 

All Rides are 4-6pm except for the Kindergarten ride which is 4-530pm.

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Tour de Fort is Wednesday

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Below is a parade that will benefit a youth bike program this summer. Looks like you just show up on a bike and cruise around.

Wednesday, April 1st – Tour de Fort Bike Rally and Parade

What: Show your support for getting more people on bicycles at Fort Lewis College. Come to FLC’s first-ever bike rally and parade with music, snacks, speakers, possibly tune-ups, and pedal-powered parade through campus.  Wear costumes, ring bells, cheer loudly, and provide feedback on potential FLC bike programs.  For every bike that participates in the parade, the Environmental Center will make a donation to the new summer youth bike program.  More details on the way….When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where:  FLC amphitheater

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Saturday DEVO News

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*Practice begins this week for U-14, 19 mens and womens summer DEVO development programs. U-14 boys meet monday and friday, U-14 girls wednesday ad friday, U-19 ladies monday, wednesday and friday, and the U-19 men on tuesday, wednesday and friday. All rides practice from 400 to 600pm to and from the Durango Recreation Center.

*Jr DEVO spring session rides will begin the week of Monday April 6th. Ride schedules will be sent to all participants via email next week. There is still some openings in the 7 offered weekly rides. Please contact annie@durangodevo.com for info.

*Durango Junior DEVO Spring Pedal Test at Three Springs. This will be the session ending fun ride and race for all Jr DEVO spring session riders and their families. It will be around 5-6pm and should be a hoot.

*The trails are amazing!

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To the Top

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Do you want to got to the 2009 World Championships in Canberra, Australia?

This is what you must do. The 3 year old DEVO program has had 2 athletes make the US worlds team, Tad Elliott in 2007 on the U-23 xc squad and Taylor Borucki in 2008 on the junior dh squad.

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Durango Wheel Club Info

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The first weekend club rides went off today pretty darn smooth. Two groups rolled out the Valley and finished atop Old Shalona, and after a regroup, rolled back to sprint to the Welcome to Durango sign. This new addition to the DWC weekly lineup looks to be a good idea. Local bike talk show, Cycle Squawk will be hosting DWC’s leader, Spencer Compton this tuesday on 91.9 at 1130 am, or on line at kdur.org. Check out what he has to say. Remember the wednesday Time Trials as well. Check out that stuff here.

As head coach of the Durango DEVO team, I approve of this message.      -Chad Cheeney

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DEVO News 3-11-09

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Howdy DEVO nation. We had a board meeting last night and cranked out a ton of cool business. For those wondering, the Board team is Sarah Tescher (founder coach), Lynn Schneider (accountant), Dave Kerns (business honch,) Russ Zimmermann (local shop idea man,) Kyle Horn (u-19 teamster,) Kaila Hart (u-19 teamster,) Deniese Robbinns (rad lawyer,) Gaige Sippy (smiling promoter,) Travis Brown (industry insider,) and Chad Cheeney (founder and coach.) Dang.

Big time news is that the Rabbit Valley Rampage in Fruita has been moved from the weekend of 10-12 to the following weekend of the 17-19th. This is team DEVO’s first team race of the season, and the date change is a good thing as team practice begins March 30th. 2009-race-scedule

We are going to start up a JrDEVO kindergarden group ride on mondays from april to may. DEVO founder Sarah Tescher will be the coach and the program is all about getting good skills strted when your silly young. please email Sarah with questions and the sign up meeting will be next wednesday the 18th, 6-730 at the rec center.

DEVO Sign Up Meetings next week are monday U-19 from 630-730, tuesday U-14 from 630-730 and wednesday JrDEVO from 6-730 at the Durango Rec Center. 

Animas Orthopedic/DEVO Short Track Series will run wednesday nights June 10 through August 26th. Taking place at the Factory Trails up on the south tongue of the FLC Campus, the season pass for 12 races is $100 or can be paid for one race at a time for $10. There will be B, A and Jr categories. 

Scholarships are available for the 2009 season and can be obtained by emailing chad@durangodevo.com. Our Ride Like a Kid fundraiser was good to the children of 2009. Concerns about our speaker that night have been addressed.

The Velo Swap in May has been renamed to the DEVO Bike Swap after the owner of the registered name Velo Swap contacted IHBC promoter Gaige and told him to change it or else. Dang. So we changed it. The swap was donated to DEVO two seaons ago by the IHBC and is now our sweet spring fundraiser that takes place the friday of the Iron Horse weekend.

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FLC Time Trials

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Coach Dave Hagen and the Fort Lewis Cycling team will be running road time trials on several courses out the valley. The FLC Time Trial practices will continue this Wednesday (yesterday) at 4pm with the infamous Dead Squirrel TT that starts at Sweeneys. (the corner of HWY 550N and CR 203 west valley). It is a 15K course that goes north on 203, right on Trimble Lane, right on HWY 550 going south and then a hard right back onto 203. There will be two more Dead Squirrel TTs (March 11 and 18) and then the Dead Elk TT will run from March 25 through April 15.

Come on and time your trial with the FLC cyclists every wednesday.

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Spring Jr DEVO Information

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Oh Yes, it is finally here. The jrDEVO spring season will begin the week of April 6th and will ride until the week of Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Here is all the info one could ask for, springinfosheet

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There will be a sign up meeting on wednesday March 18th from 6-7:30pm at the Durango Recreation Center. It is here where we will answer questions of rider placement and take payment and paperwork for the sweet spring action. Feel free to print off the forms below and send them to our po box ahead of time. Medical, liability and code of conduct must all be completed. Cost is $120.00 per ride group. Groups ride 8 weeks.

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Matt Shriver on Cycle Squawk

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Recently hired Fort Lewis Cycling road coach, Matt Shriver will be the guest on KDUR’s Cycle Squawk, the local cyclig radio talk show hosted by Russ and Chad. Listen at 91.9 or online at kdur.org. The show airs from 1130-12. Next weeks guest will be former downhill world champion, Miles Rockwell.

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