2008 Fall Junior DEVO Forms and Schedules

Hello Parents. Here is how we’re going to do this.

If you did the spring or summer jr DEVO rides, you will not need to fill out a new medical and liability forms. You need to pick a group, email annie@durangodevo.com and tell her your descision and send a check to our PO Box, listed below.

If you are new for 2008, you must print off a medical and liability release form, fill them out and send them to our Po Box. Print of the ride schedule you want. Then email Annie@durangodevo.com with your choice. 

Please take time and read the jr DEVO Fall info page to help decide which ride is right for your sweet rider.

If you have any questions on which ride to join, please contact chad@durangodevo.com or Annie. Chad will be out of the office until Aug 26th, so answers to emails will have to wait until then.

Sorry, we cannot have children in kindergarden on the first grade rides, no exceptions.

Middle school boys and girls can join the thursday advanced group with Chad.

The 20″, and 24″ wheel size group separations are the best way we can split the groups into skill levels. Typically, the smaller wheeled riders have a harder time keeping up with the bigger. 24inchers can ride in the 20inch group if that is their skill level.

The AllGirlsRide on wednesdays is for 3rd graders and up only this Fall.

All rides will be capped at 16riders and we will do our best to make it work for everyone.

Jerseys will be available mid september. No reserving, we will announce when we get them and do our best to get them to you.

The wed/friday 24 inch group is a two ride a week group

This blog is your source for all DEVO info, so check in once and awhile by clicking, to the right, on parent info and fall jr devo forms and schedules.

what-is-durango-devo1……program info

fall-devo-jr-info1……..Fall info sheet

medical-devo-jr1…….print and fill out

release-liability-copy1…..print and fill out

fall-1st-grade-monday1……6-7year old first graders

fall-20-tues-schedule1…..2nd through 4th graders

fall-advanced-tuesday-schedule1……4th through 6th graders

fall-wednesday-allgirlsride1…..3rd through 6th graders

fall-24-wedfri1……3rd through 5th graders

fall-20-thursday-sched1…..2nd through 4th graders

Send all form to Durango DEVO, 10 Town Plaza #110, DGO, CO. 81301 or hand deliver to the mail box at 3169 w3rd ave…..our home office near Animas Mountain Trail

LeBron James is a Cyclist!

LeBron James, a super-duper player for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has invested a slice of his huge earnings in the US bike maker, Cannondale. LeBron James bought the undisclosed ownership stake through his wholly owned company King James Inc.. Cannondale has teamed up with LeBron to provide bicycles for the James Family Foundation’s annual “King for Kids Bike-a-thon,” a charity bike ride event in Akron which benefits children and single mothers.  For the 2006 bike-a-thon, the company designed and manufactured a custom bike for LeBron based on the Caffeine model design, which he has subsequently incorporated into his training regimen. 

LeBron James said: “Biking is an extremely important part of my training routine, and I like to invest in what I know.”

Three Springs Short Track #10 Results


B Men; 1. Christopher Blevins, 2. Daniel Walker, 3. Stephan Davoust, 4. Cully Brown, 5. James Shahan

B Women; 1. Hannah Madden, 2. Kaila Hart, 3. Annie Cheeney, 4. Joan Walker, 5. Kaylee Blevins, 6. Summer Ellefson, 

B Holeshot; Hannah Madden

A Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Kricket Lewis

A Men; 1. Ben Sontag, 2. Trevor Downing, 3. Tad Elliott, 4. Chad Cheeney, 5. Chad Wells, 6. Lars Ellefson, 7. Miles Venzara, 8. Greg Lewis, 9. Erich McAlister, 10. Michael Andres, 11. Scott Simmons, 12. Howard Grotts, 13. Brendan Shafer, 14. Evan Elliott, 15. Alex Howard, 16. Gino Pastore, 17. Robin Guillaume, 18. Dave Hagen, 19. Cody Stephensen, 20. Adam Snyder

A Holeshot; Evan Elliott

past results

*August 27th at FLC’s Factory Trails will be the Super Triple Times Double Grand Final Short Track

*All riders, including DEVO’s must pay $5 with all the entry fee’s going towards top five in each category, holeshot and lap prime money prizes. This will be the final DEVO summer short track race. The course will be a fast true stxc with plenty of passing. See ya then.

Tonight's DEVO Short Track at Three Springs Tonight Tonight

Yep, race number ten is tonight at Three Springs Development. 530 registration, 6pm B’s and 630 A’s. This is the last race in the DEVO summer series, however on August 27th we have scheduled the Super Triple Times Double Grand Finals, where all the registration money goes to the podium in each event! Yep, even a 5$ holeshot bonus. Dang thats rad. The location will be at the Factory Trails on the FLC Campus so stay tuned.

Junior DEVO News 8-13-08

The fall session for jr DEVO has been scheduled and here are the rides offered;

Monday First Grade Group– starting September 8th, for 6-7 year olds only

Tuesday 20″ Group– starting September 9th, for intermediate riders with 20” wheeled bikes

Tuesday 24/26″ Advanced Group– starting September 9th, for advanced riders looking to push the envelope a little, 6th graders are included in this group.

Wednesday AllGirlsRide– starting September 10th, for 3rd through 6th grade girls only

Wednesday/Friday 24″ Group– starting September 10th, this twice a week group is open to all 24″ wheeled riders

Thursday 20″ Group- starting September 11th, for intemediate 20″ wheeled riders 

*All Groups will have to be capped at 16 riders

*Jerseys will be available mid September

*October 12th will be a Durango DEVO team race up on the Fort Lewis Campus

*Ride schedules will be available on Monday Aug 18th

* All forms will be made available through this blog by clicking on “Fall Forms” to the right

* Sign-up deadlines and other registration things will be more clear soon

* Any questions can be sent to annie@durangodevo.com or chad@durangodevo.com

We look foreword to the fall riding season with your children!

Purgatory Uphill Mountain Bike Race August 30th

Race poster

Yep thats right, mountain bike racing returns to Durango Mountain Resort. On Saturday August 30th, racers will begin their sufferfest at the Columbine base area and ascend to the tipity top of lift 8. The event has been organized by DMR and DEVO to try and bring bike racing back to the mountain. Categories will be split into pro and amateur, with age group champions in the amateurs.  Please put this race on your schedule as it is a pre-fall fundraiser for the Durango DEVO squad. Price is 20$ for pro and $15 for amateur.

Cycle Squawk on KDUR Today at 11:30am

Local college station KDUR’s newest call-in radio show, Cycle Squawk will air live at 11:30 am to 12 noon on FM dial 91.9 and 93.9. This weeks show will be missing Russ, as he is doing family in Florida, but will be substituted by cohost Ed Cheeney and guest Pam Cheeney. The theme will be family and host Chad will be there to answer your questions. Call in at 247-7262.

Durango Wheel Club Announcement

Official Durango Wheel Club Tuesday Night Rides will end September 2nd. This will be just prior to the Wheel Club Championships (September 4, 7, 10, 13th). Any Tuesday night group rides occurring after September 2nd will not be sanctioned by the DWC and the existing ride schedules will be taken down. We are ending the rides early to address safety concerns raised by community  leaders and law enforcement while we work to make changes for the 2009 season. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we have to take action  immediately. For the remaining Tuesday night club rides (August 12th, 19th, 26th and September 2nd) The DWC, as we always have, insists that participants adhere to  the rules of the road (as stated above each ride schedule on the web).   

Check their Blog at www.durangowheelclub.com

Trails 2000 Trailwork Party on Wednesday

Trails 2000 hosts a Trailwork Party  Wednesday, August 13 on the Roots Trail at Durango Mountain Park from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Projects include trail reroute and construction, drainages, lopping and additional trail maintenance.

Directions: Camino del Rio south to 9th Street. Go over the bridge and turn right at the stop sign on Roosa Avenue. Head north and turn left on El Paso, then right on Eastlawn. Head north on Eastlawn to Leyden Street-turn left and park at the trailhead. It’s a 6 minute walk from the trailhead to the worksite and the area will be marked up to the trail. Please sign in, grab a tool and meet us on the trail–all are welcome to attend. Feel free to stop by after work to help out.  Please wear long pants, long sleeved shirt, sturdy boots and bring water.


The San Juan Public Lands Center has released a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) proposing fuels mitigation for BLM lands on Animas City Mountain and a BLM parcel near Turtle (Chapman) Lake. A BLM representative will present the Draft EA at a Durango City Council Study Session at 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2008.  The public is invited to attend.

The public will also have the opportunity to learn about and provide comments on the Draft EA at a BLM public open house at the San Juan Public Lands Center later in August. Other opportunities for public participation will be scheduled. Specific dates and times for these events will be announced soon. Public comments on the Draft EA will be accepted for a minimum of 45 days.  Comments may be submitted in writing to Craig Goodell, Project Leader, San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, CO 81301, or via email to: craig_goodell@blm.gov.

The Draft EA is available on the San Juan Public Lands Center Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/projects/projects.shtml. A limited number of hard copies are also available at the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court in Durango, and the Columbine Ranger District/Field Office, P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122.

DEVO Roostesess Escalante Days in Dolores, Colorado

DEVO’s team race number 5 for their summer program was this weekend in Dolores, Colorado at the four corners classic, Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race. Organized by the Dolores Rotary, this small town race has been happening for 10 years now. The Boggy Draw trail network is is the home to this shredfest, as racers start from town, do a couple mile road climb, before holeshoting the singletrack. This years $100.00 prime for first to the cattlegaurd went to Durango’s Tad Elliott. That’s a sweet race in itself.

DEVO arrived in the Boggy Draw National Forest friday for pre-rides, pot-luck, and the materialistic, SchwagFest 2008, a free box of random cycling artifacts from Durango’s generous cycling professionals. It rained, but the show went on. The parents; Johanna, Buck, Bob, Tracey, Lori, Jeanne, Mark, Fran, Claudia, Steven, Dolf, Sabina, Richard and Holly all brought food, Bread Bakery supplied us with cookies, bread and tasty sandwiches and Kricket, Annie and Chad did the coaching. 

Race day was typical. Dudes and dudettes riding around in circles, nervous and patiently waiting to do what they do best, Race! John Tomac was there, just being rad in a non rad sort of way. DEVO did very well and many personal goals were accomplished. Here are the DEVO results;

Junior beginner women; 1. Hannah Q., 2. Elysee, 3. Whitney, 4. Hannah P., 5. Martina

Junior beginner men; 1. Tucker

Junior sport women; 1. Kaila, 2. Joan, 3. Hannah M., 4. Summer

Junior sport men; 1. Stephan, 4. Collin, 6. James

Junior expert women; 1. Alicia Rose

Junior expert men; 1. Lars, 2. Gino, 3. Sepp

Singlespeed Women; 1. Coach Kricket

Sport Women 19-34; 2. Coach Annie

Sport Men 19-34; 1. Coach Evan, 7. Daniel

Expert Men 19-34, 4. Coach Chad, 6. Alumni Tad

Beginner veteran women; 4. Mom Lori

Beginner master women, 1. Mom Becky

Sport master women; 1. Mom Jeanne, 2. Mom Sabina

Sport master men; 5. Dad Bob

Expert veteran men; 3. Dad Dan, 5. Dad Mark, 7. Hero John Tomac!

Top 3 overall women; 1. Teal Stetson-Lee, 2. Jona Bollinger, 3. Alicia Rose Pastore

Top 5 overall men; 1. Andy Shultz, 2. Chad Wells, 3. Cale Redpath, 4. Erich McAllister, 4. Chad Cheeney, 5. Gaige Sippy

Full Results on monday

Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race on Saturday


Durango DEVO will have its 5th team race of the season in Dolores this Saturday. The team will be camping out in the Boggy Draw area friday night. Team prerides at 2pm and 4pm on friday are open to the public, so swing by and come ride with us.