Chase Orricks’ 2008 documentary on the DEVO racing season has been sponsored by Trails 2000. The movie will air on tuesday the 21st, with doors opening at 6pm. The night will open with a short film on the 2008 Red Bull Rampage, a highly extreme big mountain event. Sounds like a good time. This is a fundraiser for the DEVO team.movie-poster-2008
Mountain State Cup’s new lead man Keith Darner has been spotted in town, doing work. The MSC has been releasing its 2009 schedule in waves thus far and it appears they are working on the August portion this weekend. Word has DMR as the venue with DH race course to be off of lift 4, if possible. Now, none of this is set in stone, as the rumor has a less than 10% positivity rating.
The Smile Theatre will host a fundraiser for the Durango Independant Film Festival this Saturday night following the Jr DEVO Pedal Test Shredfest, doors open at 530 with the show to begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 and the cycling films will not dissapoint. Rumor has the shortened version of Klunkerz taking the screen following the local bike polo film, Mallethead. It will be a good Saturday for spectating sweet cycling action.
Wednesday morning, Durango 9-R partnered with the city of Durango, Healthy Lifestyles La Plata County, and local professional cyclists to promote the international Safe Roads to School Program. A healthy looking bunch took to the early morning and talked about how cold it was. The kids were scattered and stoked to be outside before school. Ned, Tad, Drew, Andy, DEVO coaches Anne and Chad, and Jon on a big wheel were invited to join the group and promote riding and helmet wearing. Cameras flashed and the group rode and walked around the block with the local police leading the way. The kids laughed and went to school.
The future of cycling is looking sweeter and sweeterer every day. Boulder has developed a plan for a super bike park with everything from pump track, terrain park, cyclocross, and cross country trails. These are becoming increasingly popular across the country. Durango is on the way it seems and this thursday night a meeting is to take place with local cyclists and city members to discuss the possiblity of something simular in our community. If you are interested in getting involved, check out the pdf and contact Mary@trails2000.org.
Saturday October 11th at the Factory Trails training site, the DEVO junior riders are invited to a day of fun competition. Registration begins at 430 and is $5 per racer. The event begins with a fun race at 5pm. 5:30 will be a timed race for all ages and 6pm will mark the start of the relay race. The course will be similar to last fall’s race and coach Chad will be making the relay teams prior to the race. This is going to be an amazing event for the kids, the parents and the community so tell your friends. Local professionals are encouraged to take part and let the roost fly. Remember to tell your friends.
Tonight from 4-7pm the young lads and ladies from the DEVO race teams will meet up with Mary from Trails 2000 and get to work. Parents and community members are invited to join us as we clean garbage and maintain the trail network, Factory Trails on FLC campus, the goegline connect trail, and Shocker. We’ll se you there.
Join us for trail work!
WHEN: MONDAY OCTOBER 6TH 4-7PM TRAIL WORK DAY WITH TRAILS 2000- this is for both U14 and U19 teams, families and coaches.
WHERE: We will meet and start at the”Factory Trails” up on Fort Lewis campus, this at the most southern tip of campus behind the Bader/Sherridan dorms. We will do trash clean up and work on the Goeglein Connection Trail and Shocker Trail. Tools and gloves will be provided. This is a great way for us to give back to the community and Trails 2000 for providing us with awesome trails to ride, practice, and race on.
When? Sunday 2:00p Where? Meet at Boggy Draw trailhead, training ride will start around 2:30p after a few practice laps and warm-up (please no cars parked on the side of the road next to the course) What? Rugged cyclocross course. perfect for mountain or cross bikes. Plan on 8 laps to make it 45min-1hour Why? No fees, no prizes, just bragging rights, and some great early season training Also, Dolores River Brewery opens at 4:00p, we should be heading down the hill about that time.
MBS will host a free maintenance clinic at 5:30 pm, thursday night. Call 247-4066 to reserve a spot. They will cover the basics like flat repair and chain lubeage.
The tour has been postponed until summer of 2009. Make sure to come and watch the DEVO Junior race at the FLC campus on Saturday October 11th. More info soon.
You best register if you want in. There is no day of race registration for this years race. It is the oldest race in the states that is still running and there is a good reason for that. The course has been roosted by John Tomac, Greg Herbold, Ruthie Mathes, Shonny VanLandingham, Sarah Tescher, and many other superstars of atb history. Be he next. Register here.
Fort Lewis College will be hosting a conference mountain bike race this weekend. The amazing coach Dave Hagen has done some tweaking to the schedule to make it spectator sweet. Saturday is the downhill out at the Log Chutes Trail, then the Short Track is up on campus at the Factory Trails. Later that day the Dual Slalom qualifiers will be run on the new and super improved Chapman Hill MX course, designed by Tommy T. Sunday morning will be the Dual Finals and at the same time the XC will get underway, with the course being a 5 mile circuit all on the Fort Lewis Campus. Its going to be sweet. Check here for more.
Please join us for the DWC Club Championships Awards Party on Thursday, Oct 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Carvers. It is important for all members to attend since we will pass out a questionnaire about next year.
The Club Championship winners are:
Mens A Ned Overend, Mens B+ Spencer Compton, Mens 40+ Jon Delacey, Mens B Eric Burris, Mens C Brandon McNellis, Mens 60+ Richard Bagienski, Womens B Rebecca Kauffman, Womens C Tracy Bedard
Winners in each category will receive a DWC Championship jersey. We will also thank all of the volunteers who made the Championships possible.