Animas Mountain Trails Fuel Reduction Meetings Open to Public

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The public is invited to an open house to offer information and take comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Animas City Mountain Fuels Reduction Project in the San Juan Public Lands Center Sonoran Room, 15 Burnett Court, Durango, from 5 – 8 pm on Tuesday, Aug.26, 2008.

The City of Durango will also hold two public forums on the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain:   Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 – The City of Durango Open Space Advisory Board will discuss the proposed Animas City Mountain Fuels Project and its meeting in the Durango Recreation Center at 5 p.m Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 – The Durango City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a possible access agreement for the proposed fuels project on Animas City Mountain in City Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. Public comments on the Draft EA will be accepted through Tuesday, September 30, 2008.  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 Website at:http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/projects/projects.shtml.A limited number of hard copies are also available at the San JuanPublic Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court in Durango, and the ColumbineRanger District/Field Office, P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, CO 81122.For more information, contact Craig Goodell, Project Coordinator, 970 385-1207.

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Durango Wheel Club Time Trial

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DWC TT Series
Thursday August 28 5:15 PM
Extended North Valley loop 16.3 miles
(2008 Club Championship Course)
Open to all Wheel Club Members
Note earlier start time!
Note: Do NOT park in SANDCO lot. Their gate is closed and locked at 5:30. There is a good parking area a short ride away on Trimble Lane at Hwy 550 or on the frontage road at the finish.

Course: Start on Trimble Lane at SANDCO entrance just west of Animas River Bridge, W. to 550,
N. to CR 250 (old KOA Turn), Cross Baker\’s Bridge, S to Trimble, W to Hwy. 550,
N on 550 to Finish at mile marker 33 (first hump just past RR tracks)

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August 30th Local Hill Climb Race

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August 30th

August 30th



 Sat. Aug 30, 2008  Purg Uphill Mountain Bike Race Racers get ready for the Purg Uphill Mountain Bike Race.  You, your bike, miles, 2000+ vertical feet and may the best rider win.  Race starts in the  Columbine area and finishes at the top of Chair 8. $15-Amateur $20-Pro.   Prizes awarded and all proceed benefit Durango Devo. If you are a minor (under 18 yrs old) and would like to race you can, we just need a parent or guardian to sign a release form for you.  They can do this on race day or earlier if they can’t be there.  Just let Annie know and she will get one to you.  Contact Annie or Chad at  Durango Devo for specifics at chad@durangodevo.com or annie@durangodevo.com.

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Free Mountain Bike Race

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This Sunday the 24th of August, 15 year olds and under are invited to come race for free at the amazing Dirt Lovers Rally. This Parks and Recreation classic is classic, not to re-mention the excellent fact that racers 15 and under race free. Pre register and save. Horse Gulch calls. All ages and categories are invited.arrows1

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Local Athletes to Shred Singlespeed World Championships in Napa

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Five local singlespeed mountain bike shredders are off to Napa, California this weekend to compete in the annual Singlespeed World Championships. Two time winner Travis Brown, former 24hr singlespeed world Champion Steve”DOOM” Fassbinder, Jon Bailey, Ben Cooper and DEVO Head Coach Chad Cheeney will be making the drive for this sundays main event. Over 400 racers will take part in the mass start race. The Durango squad will be competing not only for the top spot on the podium, but also for the chance to host the event in Durango next year.  Cross your fingers and keep tabs at the SSWC08 blog.

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2008 Fall Junior DEVO Forms and Schedules

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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

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Three Springs Short Track Photos

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All photos by Jeanne Pastore

Next race aug 27th at Factory Trails

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LeBron James is a Cyclist!

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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.”

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Three Springs Short Track #10 Results

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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.

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Tonight's DEVO Short Track at Three Springs Tonight Tonight

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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.

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Junior DEVO News 8-13-08

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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!

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Purgatory Uphill Mountain Bike Race August 30th

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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.

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Cycle Squawk on KDUR Today at 11:30am

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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.

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Durango Wheel Club Announcement

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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

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