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Interbike Trade Show

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This week, Durango DEVO coaches Anne and Chad Cheeney will be heading to Las Vegas to see what they can see. Interbike is the cycling industry’s big huge North American trade show, where everything bike related, is on display. Nothing you see is for sale, as the attendees work in the industry and are there to look and talk way to much. The company’s use this high visibility time to show off their bestest stuff. Parts are not the only thing to gawk at, current and former cycling superstars also show up to sign autographs and mingle.

The schedule for Chad and Anne is Tuesday’s Outdoor Demo, where they will be able to test ride bicycles from potential industry partners, Wednesday’s trade show to meet Michael Air Jordan, and Wednesday nights’ Cross Vegas race. Chad will be racing at 9pm under the lights with the Elite Men. Other Durangoans in the event are Travis Brown, Brendan Shafer, Dylan Stucki, Troy Wells, Todd Wells, and Matt Shriver.

Chad will be uploading pics from the event here soon. Goals are to capture the best kids mountain bikes, best kids clothing company and Annie with Sam Hill.

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Cactus Cup is Back

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The Cactus Cup is back this weekend in Las Vegas and several Durango professionals are getting work done. Ben Sonntag, Adam Snyder, Rotem Ishai, and Andy Shultz along with former FlC racers Cody Peterson and Eric Ransom have been battling the heat in the 4 stage mtb race. check out the results here.

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Tour de Fat is Saturday

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The schedule

This crazy event is action packed and leaves you amazed at the power of the bicycle. It is definitely a show for all ages with tons of interesting bikes to test ride and a cool cruiser group ride at 10am. The circus-like acts that take place throughout the day are unique and fun. Cycling passion is the name of this game.

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Cyclocross Clinic on October 1st

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The 2nd Annual Colorado Premier Training Cyclocross Clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 1st at the Fort Lewis College Campus at 5:30pm. The cost of attendance will be $25. $15 for FLC Cycling Team and Durango Wheel Club Members. The clinic is free for Durango Devo members! This clinic is for beginners and intermediate cyclists who have an interest in Cyclocross. CPT coaches will cover the basic techniques needed for Cyclocross. We will include proper Cyclocross mounting, Dismounting, Run-up technique, carries over barriers and into run ups, braking and cornering skills. This clinic is for anyone interested in learning about the Cyclocross. The clinic will be approximately 90 minutes in duration. For more info see www.coloradopremiertraining.com

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National Public Lands Day

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It is so sweet that we have the opportunities we do here in Durango. We are spolied rotten when it comes to local singletrack. So lets grab out gloves and ride over to Durango Mountain Park (Test Tracks,) on September 27th and celebrate. Join Trails 2000 will partner with Friends of the Durango Mountain Park and the City of Durango for a celebration of trails and land stewardship on National Public Lands Day.

The workday is set for* Saturday, September 27, 2008 *at Durango Mountain Park. This event will celebrate the planning and implementation of the work of the Durango Mountain Park Stakeholder’s Group. The group was formed by the City to analyze the Park and its needs, including honoring the conservation easement held by the La Plata Open Space Conservancy, which balances wildlife needs and recreational uses.

The property, now known as Durango Mountain Park, was threatened with development in the early 1990s. Trails 2000 and its members, working closely with the City of Durango and the La Plata Open Space Conservancy, stepped forward with funding to help begin the process of preserving the park, now nearly 300 acres in size.

All are invited to help us with trail work, trash cleanup and various jobs suitable for young and old alike. Please meet at the *Leyden Street trailhead on Saturday, September 27 at 9am.* We will work until Noon. Please RSVP by September 25 to Info@Trails2000.org and share in a barbeque sponsored by Trails 2000 and Friends of the Durango Mountain Park. For more information or for directions, please visit www.trails2000.org.

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Durango Fall Blaze is September 27th

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Hosted by Fort Lewis College, the Durango Fall Blaze offers three different tour options, including a 37 mile, 60 mile, and 100 mile ride. The fabulous Tom Danielson (Garmin Chipotle Pro Cycling) will lead the ride! The first of two fabulous parties is on Friday (September 26th) on the eve of the ride. Its the Fabulous Fall Blaze Packet Pickup Party at the Three Springs Neighborhood Information Center!  On Saturday morning (September 27th) a cannon blast starts the tour(s) and a Police Escort leads the riders out from the center of campus. There are 5 food/aid stations along the way, and support vehicles on the course.  The second party is at the finish line back in the center of campus. Its the Merrill Lynch Lunch!  The rides are legendary, and the parties are out of this world! The ridership is limited to ensure a quality event. The century course is of medium difficulty when compared to centuries around the country, and the 37 mile and the 60 mile are easier. All proceeds benefit the Tom Danielson Scholarship Fund at Fort Lewis College. 

Tommy D will ride this year

Tommy D will ride this year

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DWC Road Race Tomorrow

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This is one of the coolest road race courses in the world. Check it out.

The start times for Saturdays road race are: A men 8:00 am B+ men, B+ women, 40+ men 8:02 am B men, B women, 40+ women 8:04 am C men, C Women, 60+ men 8:05 am The start is at Trimble Lane and Hwy 550. Stage at the new development east of the tracks. The road race sprint will be on Hwy 550, 100 yards north of the turn-off for Timberline Academy. The winner in each group will receive 3 bonus points.

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